It is amazing what can be accomplished when the hoarder is ready and willing to let go and free themselves from clutter. This client was opened to change and helped in the process. He taught me a new phrase, “File it under forget about it,” which meant throw it out.
It took only 3 days, a crew of 3 people plus the client to de-clutter 20 years of hoarding in the living room area. De-cluttering is not just throwing it out. Once the clutter was cleared we found all kinds of storage solutions to put away his vast amount of books, videos, cassettes, CDs, tools and car parts. The storage solutions were already in the home. We just had to uncover them.