Not only can hoarding affect the way you live, but it can also have a negative impact on your financial life.
If you’re looking for ways to get back on track, take a look at our 10 Best Blogs for Hoarders.
Bragging Rights: finding the funny beneath all the clutter
Like Mother Like Hoarder is delightful site that looks at the inner struggles of Christy Stratton Mann, a female TV writer determined not to become her mother. As she fights the hoarding instincts she learned early, she shares her pain in posts like “A Young Girl’s First Angry Letter,” a 22-year disappointment that clearly still burns a bit. Follow the video series for tips from a professional organizer.
Social Clout: 1,519+ followers
Bragging Rights: awareness, understanding and support
Children of Hoarders closely tracks news and social media for the latest in help for hoarders and those who love them. From Reddit discussions to hashtag wisdom, the site seeks out the serious, the clinical and the most critical personal stories. Check out webcam interviews, get help finding a doctor and learn about breaking the circular pattern.
Social Clout: 646+ followers, 1,956+ likes
Bragging Rights: when stuff takes over
Rae is the daughter of a hoarder and she works to help other grown children find peace and a less cluttered life. Look for articles and personal reflection and a media resource section that is sure to help. She shares tidiness tips, a common problem among kids of hoarders, and better household storage logistics.
Social Clout: 228+ followers
Bragging Rights: a serious gathering place for assistance
Joe, the son of a hoarder mother, continues to help other children of the condition find peace and a pathway forward with his blog. A full listing of resources to helps those still suffering. Joe also charts out ways to combat popular thinking on the subject. This is both a friendly and high-function site.
Social Clout: 223+ followers
Bragging Rights: this is what normal feels like
Though less than a year old, Escaped the Hoard has built an impressive archive of reading materials and multimedia related to hoarding. Check out “The Hypocrisy of Having a Crazy Mother” and “When You Don’t Want to Rip the Bandage Off” about coping and healing while moving forward.
Social Clout: 75+ followers
Bragging Rights: firsthand insight from someone who knows
At Confessions of a Closet Hoarder, Judy offers some sound advice for those who struggle with letting go of things. From the ins and outs of the disorder, to some logistical ways to tackle the problem, she explores the short- and long-term effects of hoarding. Bonus: A family guide offers a Who’s Who in her story.
Bragging Rights: help with a poorly-understood problem
Hoarder’s Child is an expansive site packed with articles and essays on rebuilding from an unhealthy lifestyle. The nuances of the struggles are fully examined, including keeping the dirty little secret, to dealing with compulsions. Reading material, videos and links are recommended, along with input from members.
Bragging Rights: a judgement-free zone
At Hoarders Helping Hoarders, hoarders can interact with Anita Sulcs and others experiencing the same difficulties and reach out for support and advice about living a healthier life. Content is direct, with before-and-after pictures to inspire how good a change can feel. Tips and resources for help are also available.
Bragging Rights: practical solutions for coping with hoarding
“Living with their junk” is the motto at Daughter of a Hoarder, which comes from an author who had a father who hoarded. Topics like “The Hoarder Next Door” and “Just Get It Done” emphasize recognizing the problem and making a change, while the “Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Show” looks at reality TV that never was.
Bragging Rights: heavily on topic and brutally honest
In just two years, Not My Hoarding Mother has built a solid resource for those with a hoarder in the family. Posts like “From the Mouth of a Hoarder” looks at the bizarre logic that prolong the problem, while “Now What?” looks at those crucial next steps toward making real change. Author Lisabeth Grey shares her hopes, what she dreads and how she moves on.
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