It's not what you think it is!
I have somehow managed to escape the last few years without watching an entire episode of the TV show 'Hoarders'. I caught maybe half of a program about a year ago, but never a full hour.
Let me tell you, if ever you need motivation to clean, clear, declutter, disinfect, or pitch, watching this show will do it. One woman hoarded animals - over fifty dogs and cats lived in her house, which was absolutely trashed. Cockroaches, feces, filth...all over. Pestilence is a word rarely used in everyday language anymore; however, it perfectly summarizes this house's condition. The other feature was a gentleman whose house ended up being condemned. It was just plain dangerous to live there.
The older I get, the more I realize there's a lot that I can't fathom or imagine...and having this hoarding disease is one of them. I personally am affronted by clutter...I dunno, maybe it's a Feng Shui thing, but piles of useless junk are just piles of negativity for me. But, hating the mess and actually clearing it out are two totally unrelated ideas. Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed...that I do nothing about it.
Now, though, I think watching 'Hoarders' will provide any future impetus I might need. My house is millions of times better than the ones on the show, but at 9:05 tonight, after all children were in bed, I could see nothing but MESSY CHAOS! So, my husband and I were impelled to do some work. The office, our bedroom, my bathroom, the kitchen counters/cabinets all received definite benefits.
I guess that hour in the front of the television tonight wasn't a total waste!