Recommended Websites

  1. The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Hoarding Centre’s website has information at educating the general public, facilitating education and training, supporting research, and improving access to resources and treatment.
  2. Visit www.childrenofhoarders.com for a comprehensive source for information on hoarding, tools to declutter and links to many other text and audio/visual resources
  3. Visit www.flylady.net for decluttering tips and strategies. This site leads the affected individual through a series of steps to deal with their clutter with sense of humour and plenty of encouragement.
  4. The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. The strive to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. https://iocdf.org/about/
  5. http://www.compulsive-hoarding.org/Wade-Bennett.html
  6. Hoarding Cape Cod provides education, collaboration and support to those affected by clutter and hoarding. https://www.hoardingcapecod.org
  7. Animal hoarding article https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/search?q=hoarding
  8. On this page, you’ll find a number of links, organizations and other resources to help address hoarding. https://www.masshousingrental.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=330&&PageID=13463&mode=2
  9. Toronto Drop In Network Resources: https://tdin.ca/search_resources.php
  10. Resources for seniors: https://files.ontario.ca/seniors-guide-english-web.pdf
  11. CaregiverExchange https://www.caregiverexchange.ca/Spotlight/445/How_to_respond_to_hoarding_behaviour

Recommended Books / Articles

  1. Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide by Gail Steketee and Randy O.Frost. This manual presents a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for treating compulsive hoarding and acquiring. It gives clinicians the information to understand hoarding, and tolls to help people who experience clutter overcome their compulsive behaviours. It teaches individuals how to recognize errors in thinking, and uses both imagined and real exposures to teach them the skills they need to manage their problem. Homework exercises include behaviour experiments to test personal beliefs about possessions, developing and organization plan and filling system, and sorting and organizing items room by room. Designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, this therapist guide provides numerous assessment and intervention forms to help people who experience clutter use the methods described in this book.
  2. Beyond Overwhelmed: The Impact of Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering in San Francisco and Recommendations to Reduce Negative Impacts and Improve Care
  3. https://www.wmfs.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sandwell-Hoarding-Framework.pdf
  4. Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding By David Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee. This book reviews an effective program for helping those with hording disorder address their clutter by looking into reasons for your problem with acquiring, hoarding, and saving; as well, reviewing new ways of thinking about your possessions.
  5. VHA “The Community Clutter Toolkit” The Community Hoarding & Clutter Toolkit:This guide is the first resource of its kind to provide information relevant to all levels of clutter support in the community. Worksheets and information are specifically designed for three working groups: professionals, community and housing support workers, as well as “helpers” or friends and family members. Practical and research-based, this resource is a must for workers who encounter clutter and hoarding on the job. Hard copies include a CD for easy printing of worksheets. Learn More
  6. http://www.safeguardingdurhamadults.info/media/10924/Hoarding-Toolkit/pdf/Hoarding_Toolkit.pdf
  7. http://www.optionsbytown.com/images/pdf/HoardingPilotProject/Hoarding-toolbox.pdf
  8. Digital hoarding is a hassle to tackle too
  9. Combating 5 Signs of Digital Hoarding Behavior
  10. Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins. This book will act as a guide for friends and family members who have a loved one with problematic hoarding by providing a way to guide them to a healthier, safer way of life.
  11. Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Jerome Bubrick, Fugen Neziroglu, Jose Yaryura-Tobias, and Patricia B. Perkins. This book is written for savers and their families, provides an overview of compulsive hoarding and how ti relates to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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