Hoarding is a Serious Problem
Hoarding is a serious situation that can cause all sorts of damage, including upping your risk for fires. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Hoarding Disorder" is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Many hoarders do not find their habits to be a problem. Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation,making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. With the accumulation of clutter, power cords get buried, heaters have items placed to close to them, and electrical outlets get covered up all becoming fire hazards.