There’s so much to deal with with when moving. However, the situation becomes a little complicated when it involves a hoarder. Research shows that hoarders are different from one another, in marital status, social standing or age.

Obsessive compulsive disorder makes it more difficult when moving a hoarder.  However, through proper guidance, it’s possible to help hoarders sort through their items. The first way to help is acknowledging that hoarding is a disorder and not a behavior.

This guide isn’t intended to replace professional assistance, but it can help make a difference in handling the situation.

Negotiate a common ground

Finding a compromise is a best approach. Sometimes it can be difficult to persuade a hoarder to dispose of some things. The only option may be to find a compromise. One can suggest using Crate It Storage to hold their items during the move. It is also important to assure them that their items will not be disposed of without their consent.

hoarder moveInvolve them through questions

Asking questions about the things they’d like to keep can also help with the move. It’s good to remember that even though some items may seem like trash, they may hold some significance to loved ones. You should respect their wishes, even if it means keeping a large number of the items.

Find professional help

If they have a therapist, this is the time to suggest visiting a professional. Additionally, seeking de-cluttering services from Relocate Stress Free can also help. Collaborating with a hoarder and suggesting they seek professional help before moving is an approach to making things easier.

Hoarding does not stop even after a successful move. It usually gets worse because they are distressed over losing their belongings. So even after dealing with the current situation, the problem continues.  Seeking long term help will be necessary for the future.