Some people have items in their possession without necessarily knowing why. These people find it very difficult to get rid of the items they collect and eventually it can develop into a physiological disorder called hoarding. As a result of this habit, the places these people live in can become dangerously unsanitary. Interestingly, these hoarders (those who collect junk) don’t want to remove the junk at any cost; some of them even collect trash.
Once a person gets used to collect things, it is tough to get rid of it; as the time passes, things will get worse. It is a characteristic of an early-stage hoarder to inspect the garbage thoroughly before dumping; they look for ‘treasures’ such as empty boxes, bottles, used pens, dead batteries and many other things. They don’t view what they collect as junk and often justify keeping items because they are still useful. In other words, what they collect is a treasure for them, not junk! Depending on the type of stuff they keep, the situation can be worse over the time; the surrounding gets rapidly unhealthy, and those who live close to hoarders will start to suffer from various problems.
Reasons to collect junk
Hoarding doesn’t appear suddenly. It develops gradually into a grim situation. The sensation to collect items can trigger due to many reasons. For many hoarders, collecting junk is connected to needing to control their surroundings when their lives are out of control. Interestingly, some people hoard animals like cats, dogs, rats, etc. which can be unhealthy. The hoarder feels they are helping these poor often abandoned animals, but the animals are very often ill-kept.
For most of the junk collectors, it is a lifelong quest; they never stop collecting things. There are some sad stories about extreme hoarders who were abandoned by their relatives as a result of this dangerous habit. However, families of hoarders should try to help them to overcome this unfortunate circumstance.
Getting rid of this habit is not an easy task, unfortunately. A hoarder should be treated by a professional psychiatrist and the victim’s relatives, or close ones should help to remove junk. If the collected load is too big or difficult to handle, contact a junk removal company.
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