Posts tagged "hoarding"

Easter Special: ‘Rabbit Hoarder’ Seeks $2 Billion For Loss Of Rabbits

Brooklyn bunny hoarder Dorota Trec is trying to sue the ASPCA, NYPD and Brooklyn DA for ruining her life to the tune of $2 billion. Trec was arrested in March for hoarding up to 176 rabbits in a disgusting junkyard. Facing two animal cruelty charges, she could be spending up to a year in prison.

Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015

This Man’s Life Savings Is In The Form Of Beanie Babies

We all though about it at one point or another. Okay, I did. Surely, Beanie Babies will be worth millions someday! Don’t you dare cut off that heart-shaped Ty tag! You could sell Patti the Platypus on eBay for probably thousands of dollars by 2010.
Unfortunately, such days have yet to come. Despite this disappointment, Chri…

Mary Odell / August 11, 2013

It Took Almost 30 Years To Find Missing Woman’s Body In Husband’s Hoarder Home

If you’ve seen the show “Hoarders” then you can easily understand why anything, even a human body, could stay hidden for a very, very long time in the home of a hoarder. So, you know where this story is headed: James Nichols reported his wife, Jo Ann Nichols of Poughkeepsie, New York, missing in December…

Mary Odell / July 3, 2013

Hoarding Gets The Fashion Editorial Treatment, Because Of Course

Natural disasters, tragic suicides, prostitution — ain’t no controversial subject in the world that fashion will hesitate to get its well-manicured hands all over. I feel like Fashion sits around a conference table and says to itself, “What are things that are not glamorous, and definitely offensive, and maybe even sort of gross, that we…

Rachel Krause / June 23, 2013

Confession: I Am An Email Hoarder

For the most part, I’m a pretty neat and tidy gal. I make my bed every morning, my apartment is almost always spotless, and I’m really anal about having a pretty high level of order in all areas of my life. But there is one area in my life where my OCD tendencies are nowhere…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2013

8 Celebrity Hoarders

Kristin Chenoweth may look perfect and perky, but she has a secret. A secrethoarding problem. The “GCB” star was on “Ellen” this week and confessed to having a large stockpile of quarters. “I love quarters,” she squealed. “I obsess on saving them…. I have jars of quarters. I stash them away and the minute I get home…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2012

Girl Talk: I Have An Emotional Attachment To Clothing

Throughout this year, I’ve been forcing myself to live with less — less mani-pedis, less happy hours, and most of all less clothing! Back in the early spring, I donated about a third of my wardrobe to my best friend’s mother, who was sending a few barrels of clothes, food, and other goods to her…

Annika Harris / January 6, 2012

7 Celebrity Hoarders

Mackenzie Phillips is back on TV and this time she is shedding “the last vestige of the junkie [she] used be.” No, she’s not on “Celebrity Rehab” again, she’s on the OWN network’s “Extreme Clutter” with Peter Walsh. Yep, she has a little hoarding problem. She says her “hidden clutter,” which is mostly family memorabilia,…

Ami Angelowicz / December 29, 2011

Girl Talk: How I Got Rid Of Half My Clothes And Found My Sanity

I have always been a hoarder at heart, prone to messiness and clutter. Remember on “Arrested Development” when Lucille Bluth is watching that news story about the mother who drove into a lake and she raises her martini glass and says, “Good for her”? That’s how I watch “Hoarders.” Some guy has collected thousands of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 1, 2011

Master Of Puppets, Hoarder Of All!

You guys, I would never make fun of another person’s mental health issues. Never. However, when this clip for “Hoarding: Buried Alive: ENSLAVED BY PUPPETS” (the full episode aired last night) popped up in my inbox, well…. Reads the copy on the press release:”Donna was living her dream, performing as a professional ventriloquist i…

Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2011

Doll-Hoarding Grandmother Forced To Face Facts

By day, she’s a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She’s addicted to doll collecting.

She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, “Hoarders,” which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June…

Huffington Post Weird News / June 25, 2011

Hoarding: An Existential Crisis?

Before it had a name, I was obsessed with hoarding. I remember seeing an episode of “The Oprah Show” in the early 2000s where a woman allowed the show’s cameras into her home to reveal the unfathomable clutter inside. There was so much stuff that her family could barely find their way through the labyrinth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2011

There’s A Cow In My Freezer: Think I Need A Shrink?

Hi, my name is Amy, and I’m a freezer hoarder. It all started about eight years ago, when we bought a house and a nice big fridge to go with it. At first it was innocent: Some extra bagels, homemade granola, some nuts I didn’t want to go bad.

Then I started saving little…

The Stir / January 20, 2011

“Extreme Couponing” Thinks It’s Genius To Hoard Toilet Paper

Remember the woman who eats toilet paper from our new favorite show “My Strange Addiction”? Well, guess what? I have totally found her new best friend! Above, meet Amanda, who appeared on a recent episode of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing.” She has an entire room in her house filled with rolls of toiler paper. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2011

Girl Talk: My Mother Is A Hoarder

The smell of ammonia—a holdover from when the cat was sick—is the first thing I notice, before the dust seeps into my nostrils, making my eyes itch. The door doesn’t fully open, blocked by boxes in the entryway. The piles of craft projects, winter coats, and litter are pushing out from the walls, trying to…

Cassandra Dalton / October 26, 2010

Are We Letting Our Closets Weigh Us Down?

I have two big plastic bins of clothing I keep under my bed. One is full of off-season clothing, and the other is, I hate to say it, full of clothes that don’t fit. Most of those items are too small — clothes I’ve outgrown but hang on to in case I ever reach my…

Wendy Atterberry / October 7, 2010

Girl Talk: I Lived With A Hoarder

Have you been watching “Hoarders” on A&E? If you’re unfamiliar, each episode documents the lives of two of the estimated three million Americans who are so compulsive about accumulating crap of all kinds that they’ve lost the ability to function normally.

Until I was assigned this story, I didn’t watch it. I like crappy…

Judy McGuire / December 3, 2009

Why You’re Hoarding A Closet Full Of Clothes That No Longer Fit

When my jeans start feeling tight I usually blame the dryer. And while I don’t believe the dryer is entirely to blame, at least I can comfort myself with the fact that I am not alone. According to a study by Weight Watchers, 72 percent of women own clothes that no longer fit them. I…

Nikki Dowling / October 1, 2009

Meet Jill: She Hoards Rotten Food

Last night was the premiere episode of my new favorite show ever — “Hoarders” on A&E. Similar to “Intervention” and “Obsessed,” “Hoarders” followed two stories of people with this OCD-related disease. Jennifer and Ron are both hoarders whose messy (ha!) ways are greatly impacting the home they have set up for their three…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

What The Life Of A Hoarder Looks Like

We all sort of gape in horror at the people on those home organization shows like HGTV’s “Mission: Organization” and TLC’s “Clean Sweep” but sometimes, the overcollection of stuff is no laughing matter. For some, the collection of stuff gets so out of control it becomes a legit compulsion and disease called hoarding. People ca…

Nina Carbone / July 8, 2009
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