House Clearance For Hoarders
As an experienced house clearance firm we have seen many incidents of compulsive hoarding in London and all around the UK, and we appreciate that it is a very serious condition which can hinder the quality of life of sufferers immeasurably. There is a greater awareness of compulsive hoarding these days, and one of the reasons for this is because of the increasing numbers of television programmes which highlight the topic.
TV Programmes About Hoarding
‘Hoarders’ and ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’ are two popular series from the United States which have also been show in the UK, and other one-off shows like ‘Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder’ on Channel 4 also delve into the world of hoarders to provide us with an inside view of what happens in these properties.
New Awareness To Hoarders
In many ways, the increased awareness of the condition of compulsive hoarding is a good thing because many people now know that it is a real mental condition and that the victims need support and help to overcome their hoarding habits.
However, at the same time, there is something about the programmes which turns a very serious condition into entertainment. It is undoubtedly shocking to see inside a hoarder’s property and to see how they live, but whether this should be made into entertainment is another thing entirely.
Sensitively Dealing With Hoarder’s Situations
We deal with house clearances very sensitively because we know just how serious a condition hoarding can be. Collections have to be handled with care, and even when we are presented with a very difficult and demanding situation we deal with it professionally and tactfully.
For that reason we find it quite difficult to understand why hoarding is seen as entertainment by so many people. I guess this is because we see the reality of the situation rather than just a few hours of edited footage – you have to remember that only the choice cuts from hours of footage are shown on these TV programmes.
Take A Compassionate View
When you see a hoarding property for yourself, all you see is the reality of a situation in which someone has been living and often suffering inside their home, often in complete secrecy.
So watch the TV programmes to increase your awareness of compulsive hoarding, but just be careful not to get too carried away in the entertainment aspect of it. These are real people who have a serious condition, and they need help and support to help them to overcome it.