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Help With Hoarding

We’ve all seen the programmes on television about hoarders and people that can’t bear to part with old possessions, but while these shows are intended for entertainment purposes, it’s important to remember that compulsive hoarding is a very real mental illness.

Often beginning at a young age, then becoming more severe as the person moves towards adulthood, hoarding is not necessarily motivated by wanting to keep items; rather it is the fear of parting with their possessions. The idea of throwing away the possession triggers a feeling of angst and therefore makes it difficult for the person to commit to losing it. The disorder often exists alongside other mental health issues such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder or bipolar disorder; however it is not strictly tied to these illnesses.

Hazardous
In extreme cases hoarding can be a health and safety hazard. Obviously it is dangerous in terms of tripping over, or objects falling, but excess clutter can attract insects and rodents. This report highlights the danger that hoarding causes in terms of fire safety. If a fire was to break out in one of these homes, the fire service would have difficulty in accessing the building. Amazingly, a 2009 study found that 24 percent of all preventable house fires in Melbourne, Australia were not prevented due to hoarding. The problem is not uncommon as around 1 million people in the U.S. are reported sufferers.

Diary of a Hoarder
We stumbled across this fascinating blog written by a compulsive hoarder, documenting her struggle to overcome the illness and completely remove the junk and clutter from her house. She wants to do this so she can, in her words, “live in normality, in a stress-free environment without constantly climbing over, and falling over, junk”. It is definitely worth a read if you’d like to get an insight into what hoarders go through when trying to change their situation. According to Psych Central, for compulsive hoarding behaviour, the preferred treatment would be Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, where a trained professional will help the individual de-clutter their life one stage at a time.

Need Practical Help?
We come across a lot of properties where houses have been left full of clutter, possibly due to a relocation or abandonment. The practicalities of moving items out of properties are difficult, which is where Clearance and Cleanup come in. If you need help moving out unwanted belongings, or are unable to face overwhelming removals, be sure to get in touch.

 

Ricky James
Ricky James
08:20 10 Apr 18
I needed my garage cleaning and found these guys on the internet. It was a great service from beginning to end. Tom who answered the phone was very polite and accommodating to my needs. I work shifts so I explained to Tom that it needed the rubbish collecting after 11 and before 1 due to my shift and sleep patterns! We arranged a time off 11.30, the lads who did the job turned up on time as agreed and were polite. They were real hard workers and cleared the garage in no time at all. All in it was a really professional and efficient service. I would definitely use them again and recommend to friends.
Sara Gilliland
Sara Gilliland
22:48 26 Feb 18
Highly recommended. Having been let down by Veolia, who wouldn’t pick up the rubbish, supposedly because of access to my property, I was delighted that it was no problem for this company. Tom very trustworthy and straightforward on the phone. They did exactly what they said they would do and for a very fair price too.
Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders
20:33 06 Feb 18
These guys were brilliant. They were very fast and efficient at replying to my initial query, quoting and carrying out the job (garage clear out ready for house move). I can’t really say if their prices are comparable to others as I’ve not used a company for this before but I thought they were reasonable.
John Richardson
John Richardson
09:38 10 Apr 18
Great service. Came next day, prompt and thorough. Cost was lower than other services. Would recommend.
Sam Manning
Sam Manning
15:36 20 Feb 18
Had these guys clear an outbuilding and despite them charging per hour, they were like machines and got the job done in no time! Cheaper than we have had previously - by a marginal amount granted, but their service was far superior, so all in all very competitive! Turned up exactly when arranged, extremely pleased with them and would DEFINITELY use again!!
Elizabeth Marshall
Elizabeth Marshall
17:37 03 May 18
Excellent service, quick and efficient nothing was too much trouble. Arrived on time professional and courteous. This was a house clearance after our tenant left the property in a disgusting state, the guys cleared everything saved us time in getting the property back on the market and money and effort in having a skip. Great job highly recommend.
lynn wragg
lynn wragg
07:30 16 May 18
A really professional service at a competitive price and all done with a smile. Thanks guys!!
David Wight
David Wight
19:11 18 May 18
I had no trouble booking a slot when I needed and the guys turned up exactly on time. They were cheerful, friendly, speedy and belpful. So much better than hiring a skip. Everything was gone within fifteen minutes. Would definitely use again and thoroughly recommend.
Patricia Kenyon
Patricia Kenyon
16:07 20 May 18
The staff were extremely helpful, arrived on time and left no mess. They were considerate and nothing was too much trouble for them.I will certainly use them again when I have a clearance.
Sam Walker
Sam Walker
14:05 14 Jun 18
Great experience with these guys. They came and cleared a load of rubble from my garden. The two lads who came were very polite and friendly, they cleared the rubble in very little time and I am very impressed with the job they've done.It was slightly more expensive than hiring a skip, but so much less hassle! Plus if I'd hired a skip I'd have had to do all the lifting and moving myself! Definitely worth the money, I will definitely use again and I would recommend to anybody.
Jonathan Burley
Jonathan Burley
07:51 15 Jun 18
Really impressive service. On time, quick, easy, good lads who were very professional. Everything was swept and tidied at the end. Would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks.
Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw
21:44 21 Jun 18
Fast efficient service. Hassle free. Will defiantly be using this service in the future for both business and personal. 👊🏻
Samantha Taylor
Samantha Taylor
17:41 26 Jun 18
Great experience, fantastic and professional service. Very competitive pricing too. I would highly recommend and would certainly use you again. Thank you.
Nicola Railton
Nicola Railton
22:22 25 Jul 18
Really impressed with the service I received today. The guys were polite, friendly and efficient and cleared everything really quickly, despite the heat. I now have a garden I can enjoy for the rest of the summer. I would highly recommend this company - far less trouble than hiring a skip and very good value for money.
Cath Wigglesworth
Cath Wigglesworth
09:01 08 Aug 18
Brilliant guys who came to clear up the bungalow of an elderly relative with dementia who had been a hoarder all her life. They worked quickly and were very polite. We used them 2 weeks running because of the amount of rubbish. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and would use again in the future.
John Young
John Young
19:04 12 Aug 18
This is the second time I have used clearance and cleanup. Both times the staff have been friendly and helpful. The work was carried out efficiently and quickly. Would use them again when the need arises
Mark White
Mark White
08:36 15 Aug 18
Very efficient,arrived on time and although there were difficulties in removing furniture ie would not fit through exit door. Drivers got on with it,never moaned and with a borrowed saw managed to remove awkward sized corner chair. Would use again 😀😀😀😀😀
Emma Morris
Emma Morris
15:57 28 Aug 18
Great service! Really friendly and helpful on the phone, guys turned up bang on time and swept up after. Highly recommended.
Ali W Majeed
Ali W Majeed
08:16 12 Sep 18
Excellent service. Two polite and efficient lads turned up on time and made an excellent job of clearing the rubble. Thoroughly recommend you and many thanks.
simon Adams
simon Adams
13:28 17 Sep 18
Great company, great experience from start to finish Helen taking the call for me and having to change the date at last minute, they did not mind. Lads on time Rob and Trev did a brilliant job they deserve a bonus for all their hard work. Definitely, use this company if you need their services.
Dag Pag
Dag Pag
16:44 21 Sep 18
Brilliant Service.Two men and a van. Both guys were very polite and helpful.Took their shoes off before entering the property.Nothing was too much trouble and the price was very fair
Sue
Sue
17:42 27 Sep 18
Superb service from the very first telephone call with Helen to the guys (Trevor - didn’t get the other guy’s name) collecting the rubbish. Superb - would highly recommend them.
John P David
John P David
12:34 11 Oct 18
This is the second time I have used them. Arrived promptly and they cleared my garage in about 10 minutes. Both guys were very friendly and did all the work. Much easier than trying to deal with a skip. Will certainly use them again when I fill the garage up with more junk.
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