For those that enjoy listening to podcasts, here at HDUK we have found the voice of someone with their own hoarding behaviours perspective to be a really useful and inspiring resource.
A bit of a bio on @ThatHoarder overcomecompulsivehoarding.co.uk/
who wishes to remain anonymous:-
“I’m an almost middle-aged woman in the UK who has been a compulsive hoarder for longer than I care to remember. As a child, I was messy and just didn’t understand how to tidy up. As an adult, I lost the ability altogether.
I do not want to live like this but dehoarding my home is proving to be very difficult. Even if I get over the daft attachments to a ripped envelope or a top that hasn’t fitted me for four years, the practicalities of getting anything done are so tricky.
I have had CBT for my hoarding disorder and it definitely helped with my problematic thoughts but the work still has to be done. Trash bags have to be filled and disposed of.
This is where I get stuck.
So I started this website and podcast to share what will hopefully be progress. I especially hope that the site and podcast will appeal to other hoarders so that we can offer mutual support and share our experiences and tips.
Maybe one day I’ll even feel brave enough to share photos of my hoard.
When I’m not living in an indoor landfill, I work too hard, I love cats (but am allergic so don’t own any), I love podcasts and chocolate and reading and pretty things, and I sing along badly to whatever music is playing.”