Hoarders on Netflix! No, I can not!

I was bored one day, and I watched “Hoarders”, on Netflix. Oh no, no, I can not. I clean my whole house once a week for crying out loud.

This show made me cringe and freaked me out! I only could handle two episodes. I watched two episodes where older ladies filled their houses with junk, and made their home unlivable, filled with mice, and mice poop. Not to mention a serious fire hazard! Absolutely disgusting.

I was a psych major in College, so it intrigued me what caused this disorder. Hoarding is definitely a disorder, and these people have something mentally going on that really affects their quality of life.

One older lady was married, and had her poor sick elderly husband living there. Luckily he moved in with his kids. She hoarded items from the thrift stores, all over her beautiful home.

The other lady hoarded trash all the way up to her ceiling and had her son living there.

Both ladies were upset with the cleaning crew coming in and cleaning up the mess that they made. I was angry! I was thinking “I would love someone to come in my house and clean it up”. But their were so entrapped in their illness, and have a unhealthy attachment to these items. One lady had a dead rat in the house. Now that was disgusting!

Now I have motivation to declutter my house! I am the complete opposite. I hope that these people stop their hoarding, and develop new behaviors. It is really sad how this stronghold on their mind took over them in this way.

Here are some pictures I took of the show:

Lord that is disgusting!

Sincerley by Michelle gast

10 thoughts on “Hoarders on Netflix! No, I can not!

  • July 23, 2021 at 5:58 am

    I am a flip flopper between extremes. So now I do as I go. I donate or discard one item for every item I add. Especially clothes. Once that habit took, no problem. Ditto books, manuscripts.

  • July 23, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve seen episodes of those shows. It is so very sad when someone’s mental state deteriorates to such a point. Where the collecting of things makes up for some loss. Like you, I wouldn’t mind someone dropping by to do a bit of cleaning.

    • July 24, 2021 at 11:40 pm

      It’s really sad, and boggles my mind. Yes, I want someone to come over and clean all the junk outta my house! But unlike them I am a neat freak =)

      • July 25, 2021 at 11:44 am

        I feel that I fall somewhere in between. Nowhere near hoarder, but not the neat freak either. Maybe more of the comfortable at home level.

  • July 24, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I genuinely feel anxious and stressed out just looking at that cluttered house in that photo, it’s insane!

  • July 27, 2021 at 10:06 am

    I get angst just watching shows like that. It is sad to me and I want to help. Nope can’t watch.


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