Hoarding Stage 1

January 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Did you see the new episode of Hoarders last night on A&E TV?  It’s titled “Mary/Annie” and it’s a doozie.  Truly disgusting bathroom.  Cockroaches.  Piles of filth.  Sad.

Hoarding starts with filling horizontal surfaces with stuff and then more stuff.  And then it spreads to the floors.

This Youngtown, Arizona home is up for sale.  Clutter has begun in the bonus room seen here.

cluttered messy disorganized too much stuff poor home staging Youngtown Arizona house

The living room is filling up.

cluttered messy disorganized too much stuff poor home staging Youngtown Arizona house

Another bonus room will be filled up soon if the house doesn’t sell.  The cats hang out here.

cluttered messy disorganized too much stuff poor home staging Youngtown Arizona house

It must really smell in the bathroom for there to be skull & crossbones by the toilet!

skull crossbones flag shower mat bathroom Youngtown Arizona home house for sale photo

Their front yard can comfortably park a dozen cars.

cars vehicles parked on the front yard lawn Youngtown Arizona home house for sale photo

Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Clutter · Office/Den · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Bad Parking

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Murphy // Jan 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    This week I cleaned the powder room during the commercial breaks. I can’t stand it!
    I think they should start these hoarders on anti-depressants about 2 weeks before they start the clean-up. And it’s so sad that so many of them have been neglected by their families for so many years.

  • 2 maria // Jan 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I watch A&E Hoarders, too. Each episode inspires me to dump the clutter and scrub, scrub, scrub. Last night’s show, however, was beyond belief. Poor, poor Mary. I’m glad they saved the cats and the house was condemned. Her house made some of these homes on Ugly Photos look positively immaculate.

  • 3 TLynn // Jan 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I love Hoarders and Hoarding Buried Alive. It inspires me to clean and get rid of junk! LOL

  • 4 Peter Majerle // Jan 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I work in nasty houses every day all around Minnesota. Hoarder houses are by far the most challenging, not only because of the filth and stench, but because of the psychological state of the occupant(s). Here is a link to an article I wrote about a job I did on a hoarder house a couple of months ago.

    http://www.duallservices.com/uncategorized/an-essay-on-hoarding-or-my-sad-yesterday

    I too make sure my house is clutter-free when I get home. I never want to get to that point.

  • 5 msminxy // Sep 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Murphy, the families dont neglect these people, they have been chased away. My Mom is a hoarder, not the lazy slobs you see on the show with garbage cans overflowing, I am talking about real hoarders that accumulate things. We have tried to help my mom, and shes adamantly against it. They start to hermit themselves, and become paranoid over their ‘things’. Its not to say she doesnt come to our houses, and we all spend Christmas together, but nobody can be in her house out of disgust, thats not neglect.

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