Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
Though television series like A&E’s Hoarders are a fantastic, albeit chilling, view into the recovery process of a hoarder, recovery does not conveniently happen in a one-hour block of time. Furthermore, once the “show” ends, the problems brought on by the condition do not. While casual viewers of the hit series can easily walk away from a hoarding situation until the next time they’d like to tune in to A&E, hoarders and their helpers must struggle with the condition every day.
Address Our Mess, a well-respected authority in hoarding cleaning and clutter cleanup, has helped thousands of clients get a head start on the road to recovery with their state-of-the-art deep cleaning and sanitization process. Though their clients enjoy a high rate of success once the project is finished, all too often Address Our Mess Project Managers watch as relationships crumble, homes are destroyed, and lives are left in the balance.
Address Our Mess specialists have developed a five-step process entitled Ways to Help a Hoarder. This recently published guide has been created to bridge the long mental and emotional gap between hoarders and their helpers. Project Managers have observed that the most successful recovery efforts happen when every party involved has dedicated the time to understand where the others are coming from. By building a solid foundation of trust and respect, and understanding why the hoarding condition began in the first place, hoarders and their helpers are able conquer the challenges that inherently come along with the hoarding cleaning process.
Ways to Help a Hoarder dissects five unique steps in the process, allowing hoarders and helpers alike to come to an all-important mutual understanding of the condition.
1. Build a Bond of Trust and Respect
2. Do Not Pass Judgment or Lose Tempers
3. Allow the Hoarder to Maintain a Sense of Control
4. Gather Reputable Resources
5. Grow a Personal Relationship Built on the Foundation of Trust and Respect You Created
Address Our Mess delves into each category with great detail, proving that experience has helped them develop a wise approach to the subject.
Perhaps the most interesting and important element of the process is, “Allow the Hoarder to Maintain a Sense of Control.” Experts will explain that creating an “illusion” of control is not enough. Hoarders must possess control in order for the project to be truly successful. While helpers may want to help their loved ones make decisions, and in many cases have to provide a voice of reason during the project, the ultimate decisions must be made by the person suffering from the condition. Without the freedom of control, hoarders will lose trust in their helpers and fall into a deeper state of the condition.
Ways to Help a Hoarder is a reliable resource for anyone looking to overcome these mental vices once and for all. Couple with other tools like Do’s and Don’ts for Hoarders, Address Our Mess’ latest offering is sure to lead a charge toward the road of a happier, healthier life.