Resources About Hoarding
Welcome! These free resources and webinars about hoarding are designed to provide you with the tools you need to help someone who hoards.
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Reduce Fire Risk
Fire is one of the greatest risks associated with hoarding. Download the Fire Risk Reduction flyer for simple tips to reduce fire risk.
The Clutter-Hoarding Scale
The Clutter-Hoarding Scale (CHS) was developed by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and is an observational tool to assess the degree of clutter and its impact on structure and zoning, animals and pests, household functions, and health and safety. Download your copy here.
The Clutter Quality of Life Scale
The Clutter Quality of Life Scale (CQLS) has been designed by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) to help people assess for themselves the personally felt impact that clutter has on their well-being.
Take the questionnaire to discover your personal CQLS score. There’s a handy scoring sheet you can use as well.
Common Causes of Clutter
There are many causes of clutter. Hoarding is just one of them. Download the HHS Common Causes of Clutter fact sheet to see what else might be causing clutter.
Wendy Hanes and Angela Esnouf recommend these excellent books on the subject of hoarding. Download your copy of HHS Recommended Reading below.
Let us know which books you recommend too.
Expert Advice to help people who hoard photos
We were happy to share our expertise with the podcasters at DIY Photo Organising Podcast. Listen to the episode here.
The Art of Decluttering Podcast
We were pleased to speak recently with Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia on an episode of The Art of Decluttering podcast. Of course the topic was Hoarding Disorder. Listen to the episode here.
Webinar – How to Help Someone Who Hoards
In this recorded webinar, Angela Esnouf and Wendy Hanes speak about
- the complex and unhelpful beliefs that lead to hoarding behaviour
- tips for starting a conversation about hoarding
- decluttering and organising strategies that they know work
And answer some burning questions about specific hoarding situations.