Woking, Surrey Man Makes Profit From His Compulsive Hoarding Habit
It is not entirely known how many people are affected by compulsive hoarding. The amount of cases of compulsive hoarding in Surrey has risen over the last few years, much to the surprise of neighbours who rarely have any idea that a hoarder lives right next door to them. As a local company specialising in cases of compulsive hoarding, and house clearance of properties inhabited by hoarders we see just how serious the problem can be when we arrive to carry out a house clearance. Surrey news reporters from the Daily Mail have spoken to one hoarder who has revealed his habit is now set to make a small fortune by selling the vast collection which he has accumulated over the last 15 years. Some hoarding cases are similar to this but on a smaller scale.
A national newspaper has just reported the story of an anonymous man of 54 in the southwest of England who plans to sell his collection at auction for £100,000 because he has no more space for it. The man accumulated 50,000 objects over 15 years, including typewriters, clocks, lawnmowers and many other items. He began by collecting automobile memorabilia, but he soon moved onto other things as his collecting habit became uncontrollable. He claims that his friends were getting fed up because he had to use their extra space to store all of his items. He even moved on to collecting more bizarre objects including hot water bottles. He says that he thinks he had “a bit of OCD” and claims that he didn’t buy anything for its value. He is also saying that he won’t go to the auction because of the temptation to buy it all back. Although this hoarding case is slightly unusual in that the sufferer actually has items of value which he can sell again, many other sufferers are more prone to collecting things that are completely worthless.
The tendency is to collect anything and everything, including things which have no value to anyone else, and the results can be terrible over the years as the junk builds up to unmanageable levels. Hoarding in Surrey and across the UK is a serious issue. It can increase the risk of fires and cause unpleasant smells and unsanitary conditions. If you need a property cleared which has been affected by hoarding, give us a call and let the experts deal with it for you.
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