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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…

The Stir | January 20, 2011 - 7:20 pm

“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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2011 - 4:30 pm

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…

Cassandra Dalton | October 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | October 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

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…

Judy McGuire | December 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | October 1, 2009 - 7:45 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 18, 2009 - 11:50 am

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…

Nina Carbone | July 8, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Why We Keep Things

In a study by Stanford researchers, when people were given the choice between an iPod and $100, most chose the money. But when they were given an iPod and asked…

Catherine Strawn | July 2, 2008 - 1:30 pm
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