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Old 12-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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I watch the show. I'm actually kind of obsessed over it. Literally. I have OCD. I am doing much better. I feel like I *could* be a hoarder, but am not. I am pretty sure my dad was a hoarder. I watch this show as motivation AND behavior therapy. I absolutely understand what these people are going through. I grew up in a semi-hoarder situation. then I became an obsessive neat freak. I tend to shop/hoard/get messy in times of stress. This show helps me realize that stuff DOES NOT MATTER. I feel if I do a little at a time (clear off a table, do a load of wash, etc.) a little a day I'm ok. We just moved and doubled our square footage so this helps, but I am determined to have a stress free life. I know I can be a neat freak or a hoarder. I am working on a happy medium.

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Yup! This show has INSPIRED me!! I was glued to the TV watching in awe at the way those people lived... I've always had a issue with organization, but slowly but surely I'm gettin' there. I do NOT want to be one of those people when I'm older.

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Every time I watch Horders or Clean House-Messiest Homes in America I get up an throw at least one bag of stuff out!

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I've been thinking a lot about this thread. It occured to me that an important difference between Hoarders and other similar shows is that there isn't always a happy ending. I think it us useful for us organizationally challenged folks to know that there is work to be done. Niecy Nash isn't just going to sweep in and make it all better.
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I've been thinking a lot about this thread. It occured to me that an important difference between Hoarders and other similar shows is that there isn't always a happy ending. I think it us useful for us organizationally challenged folks to know that there is work to be done. Niecy Nash isn't just going to sweep in and make it all better.
You're right. I wish they'd do a longer term follow up to show if the people got the help offered and really changed or not.

I mean, I can organize my garange but within 3 months it will be destroyed again. How do we keep from doing that?
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