I grew up as the son of a compulsive hoarder. For many years, this had been my secret, lonely shame...but now I know that I am not alone—and that there is no need to continue feeling ashamed.
My friend, Donna, spent her summer vacation cleaning up her mother's home (with her mother's permission).
Donna made a video to show the progress.
Good for Donna! How refreshing it is to see some progress made - and she made quite a lot of it :) I am the son of a hoarder and made a similar attempt with my mother. We didn't get past the first stack of old magazines I'm sorry to say. Makes me happy that at least someone could get something done! Best regards, Danny
Hi, Donna. I have a 15 year old sister. My mother is a Compulsive Hoarder. Our home has always been abnormally isolated (NOBODY allowed inside). As with most Hoarders, Mom plays herself to be the "Victim" when called on the carpet. Going out of their way to diligently diagnose EACH and EVERY dysfunction of teen, DSS has YET to call parents on the carpet for the pain that they've imposed. Not trying to be argumentative; however would like to point out that unfortunately, (depending on the area) DSS isn't always as effective as one would think.Education is the key. I'm working on initiating a supportcommittee in Minnesota. I'm in search of volunteers (both Professional and Children of Hoarders). Please let me know in the event you or anyone you know isinterested.Mailing Address:Kids MatterP.O. Box 209Crookston, MN 56716
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