Whenever DP puts this show on I start cleaning and decluttering, lol. Its a great motivator. A lot of these shows are just SO SAD. I feel bad for the kids. Sometimes DP asks me, "Why do you worry so much about being clean." And then we watched a few episodes and he said, "OK I get why you are so concerned. You don't want to end up like that?" I'm like, "Yeah. It's unfair to kids to live in that." Even the bad clutter, but especially the filth. I guess I feel harsh because I don't think I should be easy on myself if I am lazy and have piles everywhere. It's not fair to my daughter. How can she learn to be clean if I'm not?
My dad is totally one of those people that just lives in garbage and in college I used to do it too. But never again! I think a lot of times depression plays a big part, as well as lack of skills.
The most aggravating one was the family that had bedbugs and had to camp in the lawn because the dad brought so much stuff into the house. And the first one with the mom who was threatening to leave her family but who was the hoarder.
The saddest was the mom who'd lost a baby at birth and started hoarding because she didn't want to think about her grief. I felt a ton of sympathy for her, and cheered at the end for her.