Do you have a hoarder in your life? Perhaps you have a neighbor who’s a hoarder? According to msnbc.com, “an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. suffer from compulsive hoarding.” With such a high number, it should come as no surprise that you might have a hoarder living in your area.
Recently, a woman in my neighborhood, Marilee White, decided to share her story with Lindsey Mastis, a WUSA9 journalist. Though this must have been very difficult for her to do, it was an opportunity for her to get the help that she needs. I have known Marilee for two years and am proud of this step she’s taking to get out from under the clutter. This, of course, will not happen overnight. Clearing the clutter can be a slow process and will likely need the involvement of a therapist. It will also require more professional organizers. I will be calling on my NAPO-WDC members to help Marilee and WUSA9 will likely check in on her throughout the year.