I Saw a House of a Hoarder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    The Apocalypse

    I was 20 and it was my brother-in-law's house.  I had two small nephews around 8 and 6.   I loved these little guys and watched them quite a bit.  They loved coming over to stay with us and were never excited to go back home.  I was...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Oh My God

    A neighbor ask me to help her carry in a new tv.When we got inside of her home there was no place to walk but along a path.Boxes and clothes stacked to the ceiling. Old  food lay on top of what ever could hold it.The ceiling was covered with flies.  I couldn't see the...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2008

    The Widow Lady

    The work I do, I am frequently inside peoples houses.On two different occasions, I've come across the inside of a house that frankly shocked me when I entered into them the first time.  It was an organized chaos of clutter that I'd never in my wildest dreams I knew existed.The...
    ChevyVan ChevyVan
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 26, 2012

    My Experience

    When I was about 12 or 13, I attended a Southern Baptist church in Tennessee. I did a lot of volunteering back then, and one of the volunteer programs I participated in was a clean house program for the elderly and disabled. A group of people from our church would go to the homes...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2012


    A woman I used to attend church with, Gabby worked just a mile from my old home.  We were involved in several of the same groups/events, so she often would offer to pick me up on her way home from work.  The downside of this is that I often had up to an hour sitting around at...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2012

    Trying To Fill The Void....

    How much is enough?When your a hoarder there is never enough to fill that void, that empty space that looks like a meteor hit your soul leaving a huge crater. Try as you might to fill it...there will never be enough until you face your loss and deal with the emptiness your...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012
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