Does anyone understand the psychology of hoarding?
I'm pretty sure I have a hoarding trait, either by genetics or because I grew up with it. I hate it and I fight it constantly, but I still look around and see piles of stuff I don't want to deal with.
I've been watching The Hoarders tv show lately. It's great motivation to stop and go through those piles. But I notice on that show that they always let the people go through the bags of everything, trash included, in those two days and they never get a truly clean or decluttered house.
So I've been wondering why they don't just go in there and pack up every single thing and put in a storage unit, get the house cleaned up, and work through the emotional issues as they pack up. Then have the hoarder live in their decluttered home for a few days before tackling the storage unit, and teach them how to go through the stuff when it's in a separate location and they have become detached from it.
I keep thinking that would be so much easier for me at least.