What’s the difference you say?

Well…

Clutterer: The milder of the two conditions. Affects millions of people. You could probably take care of the situation by yourself if motivated enough. It’s not REALLY debilitating to your way of life but it WOULD be nice to get a handle on it.

Hoarder: This is a pattern of behavior. A person would tend to hold on to and obsess over things that to others may seem like trash or junk. Large masses of it. It also affects a very small percentage of the population. And a person who hoards tends to need professional help to alleviate th eprobems. It can affect, greatly, the quality of life of the person and others living in the home.

If you’re a clutter your issue might look like this 

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What does hoarding look like? Well just watch a few episodes of Hoarders 

Take the Hoarder Quiz

Clutter is much easier to get under control than hoarding. Hopefully you have discovered that you don’t have a hoarding issue but just a clutter issue. If you have a hoarding issue you may need professional help.

Where do you start clearing up the clutter? Well maybe your case is mild. You know your home is a tad messy. You know you have to get a handle on the excess papers on the dining table or in the living room. Stuff like that. Follow these 10 tips for beating that clutter in less than five minutes. And for more detailed clean up advice follow this Clutter Control Checklist. 


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