People tend to use the word "hoarder" to describe their aunt who has a large elephant chotchkie collection or their boss who always has a desk covered in papers. Neither case actually qualifies as a hoarding situation.

According to the May Clinic, "Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items regardless of the actual value."

If you or someone you know may be facing hoarding issues, read our article, "Am I a Hoarder?". Get tuned into the characteristics so you know what to look for before describing someone's situation. Or watch our latest video on M2O-TV and grab a few ideas on how to tackle a hoarded space.
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VIDEO: How 2 Help a Hoarder

Hoarding disorder is more common than you may think. If you find yourself faced with a hoard and need some inspiration, watch this video. The professional organizers at Mission 2 Organize give some sage advice on approaching a hoarding situation and getting it cleared up. You don't have to do it alone. We are here to help guide you along the way.

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Am I a Hoarder?

Am I a hoarder? We have lost count of the times our clients have asked us this question. Shows like Hoarders and Hoarders: Buried Alive have shined a light on hoarding conditions. Hoarding has even been recognized as a mental disorder by researchers recently. With these developments we have noticed a change in the societal attitude and awareness of hoarding. All of a sudden being a hoarder is not a hidden secret and that is a great news. This recognition is the first step toward healing for many. Although the word hoarder has been introduced to the urban dictionary it has not really has been explained.

We always educate our clients about the most common trades of hoarding. And tell most of them that they are far from being a hoarder. Although it has been said that somewhere between 3-6 million people in the United States suffer from hoarding, you being a little disorganized, messy or collective doesn't necessary make you a hoarder.

Many times order falls apart in our homes because we may be too busy to keep up with our system, we lack a system to begin with, or our system is not really customized to our life. To us it's always interesting when we get a call from panicked people, claiming that they are hoarders only to find their space is just cluttered and disorganized. Yes we have to confess most times there is some hidden clutter in closets or some problem with over shopping. Some of us do have a tendency to collect more of certain things like shoes, ties or handbags. Sometimes these things do become issues in smaller spaces. However, as long as you are willing to let go of what you don't need anymore you won't be falling on the category of hoarding. Here are few things you might want to consider next time you are calling yourself or someone else a hoarder.

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Feeling like a disorganized mess and the year just getting started? Don't worry, Schae Lewis, CPOŽ  and Bahar Partow, the two professional organizers behind Mission 2 Organize show you how to turn your noble New Year goal into a reality when you follow these three simple techniques.

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A Message from Our Co-founders...

Though hoarding situations are only a small percentage of the projects we work on, they are out there and we see them. It takes time and persistence to tackle a hoard. 
Bringing in a team of professionals is the most efficient and effective way to get a job of this size done. We work hand-in-hand with junk haulers, psychologists and teams of 4 or more professional organizers to approach the  project in a multi-faceted way. 
Even our most organized clients benefit from our plethora of resources. With book sellers to estate planners and general contractors to moving companies, Mission 2 Organize becomes your one stop shop for getting things done.
Our clients count on us to understand their needs and have their best interests at heart. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Know that you can be confident referring your family and friends to M2O. We treat everyone with respect.
Whether you're a hoarder or not, our team can make a BIG difference in your space and in your life. Feel free to reach out to us anytime on our website or through email. We'll see you soon!


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