yeah this is really all I meant. I did't mean to make it sound like it wasn't extreme. The woman i was talking about in that other post...at that moment she was talking about old band-aids. She kept them stuck to her bathroom wall.Quote:
So...it may be rooted in a natural instinct the way most mental illness is, it springs from some facet of human nature but gets taken to an extreme due to disorder/illness.
I agree. There is a difference between "I literally can not part with this stuff" and "I can't be bothered"Quote:
My in-laws are not hoarders, but their house is filled with ridiculous clutter. But I wouldn't call them hoarders and I think it's just because the task seems overwhelming, they don't even see the clutter for what it is anymore. When we were house-hunting, one place we looked at had random items piled up literally from floor to ceiling in the garage. You couldn't walk in. That is hoarding.
My husband is on the habitat for humanity board here and they just had to go to a house that they had to reclaim from one of the people because she couldn't pay her mortgage anymore. They went to examine the place after she "moved out" and it was a disaster....really terrible and they left stuff everywehre. He said there were about twenty or so laundry detergent bottles just all over the floor in the basement. Really? You can't be bothered to throw out your empty detergent bottles???? Which was really the least of it all...it was just awful!