posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 09:33 AM
I have seen the show, and I also know a person who has a serious hoarding problem. Every week she visits thrift shops, and garage sales bringing in
yet more stuff she doesn't need. Her house is stuffed full, and, she has in the last couple of years, filled up 2 storage sheds besides.
The difference with this person is that although you can't even hardly walk sideways in her house down the hallway, she is clean. Her house is just
filled to the brim with things.
This girl grew up in a household that was very poor. They had 1 bicycle for 4 children to share. She never had new clothes, and they barely had
enough to eat.
While I agree with this being an illness, I think my friend hoards because she grew up in a household with nothing.