A & E's “Hoarders” (premieres tonight at 10 pm) explores the world of extreme hoarding; a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary. The series takes a fascinating look at the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis. Whether they’re facing eviction, the loss of their children, jail time, or divorce, they are all desperately in need of help. The series captures the drama as experts work to put each hoarder on the road to recovery.
One of the show's Disorganization Sepcialist,s Geralin Thomas, had advice for getting ahead of your clutter.
ACTION AREAS: PILLOWS, STUFFED ANIMALS, UPHOLSTERY
WHY: bed bugs/dust mites/allergies
ACTION AREA: FRIDGE
ACTION AREA: CABINETS
WHY: TOO MANY "WIDOWS" (CONTAINERS W/O LIDS OR LIDS W/O CONTAINERS)
WHY: save money and time