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Congrats on the house Munchy
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Yesterday I helped an old woman sort papers. She paid me. I didn't realize what I was getting into. Sorting papers sounds pretty easy. Her house has always looked basically neat. Turns out she has papers hidden inside many areas, all unorganized.

I think she's on every mailing list that exists, and she prints stuff off the internet (quite often) rather than bookmarking anything.

Her guidelines about how to sort everything evolved during the process. I only got to about 30% of it. Did as much as I could before today, as now she has company staying at her house.

What most people wouldn't think twice about tossing out she wants to hold onto. You don't want to disrespect the person, especially an elderly person, and attempt reasoning with them, essentially suggesting a lifestyle change...and I was fighting going down that road. The worse part is that she's charitable and has upteen thousand organizations trying to get money out of her (mostly political causes) and you can just tell the organizations are self-serving businesses foremost. There are SO many of them out there.

So having to HOLD onto that stuff...let alone create folders for the organizations, was difficult. But not my call. She could have a massive bonfire with all the paper, not ignoring the fact that paper burns fast.

Would love to see the job finished (might actually do it for free since it slightly haunts me that the other 70% is soldiering on either unorganized or unshredded), but I think she'll be okay with it all again after company leaves
Originally Posted by sew and sew
My FIL is like this. I think he is depressed since his wife died and he just doesn't care -- plus they both had hoarding tendencies. He gets a TON of political mail asking for money, and although I've gotten him to (mostly) not contribute, he reads it all carefully and then puts it in a pile to read it again.

I go over there every week to sort through his mail and file the important stuff. I sometimes sneak the political and other junk mail into the recycling when he's not looking. I hate to be so sneaky, but I feel I have to.

The floor in his living room is piled with magazines and newspapers that he hasn't read, but he won't toss them. He can't vacuum because of all the piles.

Also, I found out he hasn't washed the sheets on his bed since his wife died, 7 years ago!! (got them washed now.)

Ahh.. I see. I was thinking it had been condemned right before you bought it.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I'd be so mad It looks really clean on the surface, but once you start cleaning ovens and light switches, you can see the grime/remnants of hair/etc.

Eww!

Congrats on the house Munchy
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
Thank you! It's a new chapter in life and I never thought the little one and I would be here so soon. It feels good. Well, it will feel better once my painting/moving is done and we're in this weekend.
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Congrats on the house Munchy
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
Thank you! It's a new chapter in life and I never thought the little one and I would be here so soon. It feels good. Well, it will feel better once my painting/moving is done and we're in this weekend.
Originally Posted by Munchy
That's so exciting! Please post pics when you're settled
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Ahh.. I see. I was thinking it had been condemned right before you bought it.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I'd be so mad It looks really clean on the surface, but once you start cleaning ovens and light switches, you can see the grime/remnants of hair/etc.

Eww!
Originally Posted by Munchy
You will get it all spiffy!!!! Congrats.
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I've been obsessed with this show for years. I am absolutely LOVE it. Why? Well, if I was to tell you why, I would look like an *******.

IDK, I just find it so fascinating! OFC these people all have psychological problems, but I love finding out what happened in their lives to make them become hoarders.

And also, it reminds me everyday that although things in my life suck sometimes, it could be worse (like theirs)!
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BTW Animal Hoarders is superior. The dude with all those damn rats!
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I've never watched those shows. Does anyone know, are they on Netflix? Never mind, I can look that up.

I've gotten very good about getting rid of clutter and not hoarding. We lived in a very small rental house for a year where there was not enough closet or cabinet space, and the clutter got on my nerves big time. When we moved to a bigger place a few months ago, I was bound and determined that now that I had places to put everything, I was going to keep it nice and tidy all the time. It's great! I feel so peaceful walking into the house and seeing how orderly it is, the table tops and dressers are not piled high with junk, etc.
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I really dislike clutter. The only thing I could be accused of that is cluttery is pictures. We have a lot of pictures. All in frames, on tables, walls, etc so not 'messy'. My office is a bit cluttery but it's all really in one spot-on top of a cupboard. Again, it's photos, and stuff that has sentimental value. But these shows make me so anxious and like someone else said I feel bad if there are kids or pets involved.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Yesterday I helped an old woman sort papers. She paid me. I didn't realize what I was getting into. Sorting papers sounds pretty easy. Her house has always looked basically neat. Turns out she has papers hidden inside many areas, all unorganized.

I think she's on every mailing list that exists, and she prints stuff off the internet (quite often) rather than bookmarking anything.

Her guidelines about how to sort everything evolved during the process. I only got to about 30% of it. Did as much as I could before today, as now she has company staying at her house.

What most people wouldn't think twice about tossing out she wants to hold onto. You don't want to disrespect the person, especially an elderly person, and attempt reasoning with them, essentially suggesting a lifestyle change...and I was fighting going down that road. The worse part is that she's charitable and has upteen thousand organizations trying to get money out of her (mostly political causes) and you can just tell the organizations are self-serving businesses foremost. There are SO many of them out there.

So having to HOLD onto that stuff...let alone create folders for the organizations, was difficult. But not my call. She could have a massive bonfire with all the paper, not ignoring the fact that paper burns fast.

Would love to see the job finished (might actually do it for free since it slightly haunts me that the other 70% is soldiering on either unorganized or unshredded), but I think she'll be okay with it all again after company leaves
Originally Posted by sew and sew
My FIL is like this. I think he is depressed since his wife died and he just doesn't care -- plus they both had hoarding tendencies. He gets a TON of political mail asking for money, and although I've gotten him to (mostly) not contribute, he reads it all carefully and then puts it in a pile to read it again.

I go over there every week to sort through his mail and file the important stuff. I sometimes sneak the political and other junk mail into the recycling when he's not looking. I hate to be so sneaky, but I feel I have to.

The floor in his living room is piled with magazines and newspapers that he hasn't read, but he won't toss them. He can't vacuum because of all the piles.

Also, I found out he hasn't washed the sheets on his bed since his wife died, 7 years ago!! (got them washed now.)

Originally Posted by SuZen
That is sad. I've known people who used to have spotless homes, became depressed or over whelmed with health problems, and slowly gave up and in to hoarding.

That show is disgusting (TLC). We watch it at work occasionally. I wanted to see the episode where a man literally had to crawl over mountains of junk. He had 2 or 3 feet between him and the ceiling. What the??

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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I've never watched those shows. Does anyone know, are they on Netflix? Never mind, I can look that up.
Originally Posted by sarah42
Both the A&E and TLC versions are on Netflix, as well as the Animal Hoarder one. I watched them last night while I organized/cleaned/packed. It kept me going until 2am, and made me pick back up at 6am until I had to shower for work.

BTW Animal Hoarders is superior. The dude with all those damn rats!
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
I remember that episode!! I just remember thinking WHAT.THE.HELL?!?!
Um rats?!

I went on a home visit once and the guy and his wife were hoarders. Electronics, videos, and cats everywhere you looked.

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Yesterday I helped an old woman sort papers. She paid me. I didn't realize what I was getting into. Sorting papers sounds pretty easy. Her house has always looked basically neat. Turns out she has papers hidden inside many areas, all unorganized.

I think she's on every mailing list that exists, and she prints stuff off the internet (quite often) rather than bookmarking anything.

Her guidelines about how to sort everything evolved during the process. I only got to about 30% of it. Did as much as I could before today, as now she has company staying at her house.

What most people wouldn't think twice about tossing out she wants to hold onto. You don't want to disrespect the person, especially an elderly person, and attempt reasoning with them, essentially suggesting a lifestyle change...and I was fighting going down that road. The worse part is that she's charitable and has upteen thousand organizations trying to get money out of her (mostly political causes) and you can just tell the organizations are self-serving businesses foremost. There are SO many of them out there.

So having to HOLD onto that stuff...let alone create folders for the organizations, was difficult. But not my call. She could have a massive bonfire with all the paper, not ignoring the fact that paper burns fast.

Would love to see the job finished (might actually do it for free since it slightly haunts me that the other 70% is soldiering on either unorganized or unshredded), but I think she'll be okay with it all again after company leaves
Originally Posted by sew and sew
My FIL is like this. I think he is depressed since his wife died and he just doesn't care -- plus they both had hoarding tendencies. He gets a TON of political mail asking for money, and although I've gotten him to (mostly) not contribute, he reads it all carefully and then puts it in a pile to read it again.

I go over there every week to sort through his mail and file the important stuff. I sometimes sneak the political and other junk mail into the recycling when he's not looking. I hate to be so sneaky, but I feel I have to.

The floor in his living room is piled with magazines and newspapers that he hasn't read, but he won't toss them. He can't vacuum because of all the piles.

Also, I found out he hasn't washed the sheets on his bed since his wife died, 7 years ago!! (got them washed now.)

Originally Posted by SuZen
That is sad. I've known people who used to have spotless homes, became depressed or over whelmed with health problems, and slowly gave up and in to hoarding.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G

It is

I'm not sure when this ladies husband died (think it's been more than a few years) but she does live alone. I'm really tempted to touch base with her again after a trip she's taking. I'd love to finish the job, just refresh her space, and money doesn't even matter considering the time I have on my hands, and how much of a sweet person she is.

At first I was a little miffed how much she was talking with me and pulling me away from the task but then it dawned on me (yes, a little slow..) that a big part of it for her was simply having company, in a really everyday setting type of way, too.
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Everytime I watch this show I go on a cleaning spree. I can not imagine living in that filth! Its soo gross when they have cockroaches and mice....

Someone tell me why I am addicted to this show?!


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Everytime I watch this show I go on a cleaning spree. I can not imagine living in that filth! Its soo gross when they have cockroaches and mice....

Someone tell me why I am addicted to this show?!


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Originally Posted by TangledTorii
You are not the only one. I watch that show and the whole time I'm freaking out. Afterward I clean like a mad person!
sew and sew, can you come organize my paperwork too, LOL. I was just thinking about it on the ride into work today.

@Munchy - not cool!
This show almost gives me hives, yet I can't look away. I do find if there are back to back shows on I can only watch so much before I have to turn it off because it's just so incredibly sad that a human gets to that sort of place in their life and they get so angry at anyone trying to change it. Tortured.

I was looking through the guide last night and saw that Hoarders was on and looked over at Mr. Spring and said "What do ya think?" and he just gave me the "Put it on that channel and die" look. He can't take it. I knew it was the episode where it looked like they found a pet that had died in the house, not sure even I can handle seeing that.




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