What to Know about Hoarding CleanupIt’s not a pretty situation to deal with, especially if the person is still living in the property. Most will fight you every step of the way, while some will try to hold onto certain items, though, usually too many. This is why it’s a good idea, if the person is still living in the property, to have a third-party clean it out. A junk removal and hauling service is the best and least expensive answer in most cases.
It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar to children of hoarders, who are burdened with far more than funeral arrangements, probate, and grief. They must also deal with the overwhelming piles of stuff that a hoarding parent accumulated over the years—in apartments, in houses, in storage facilities, and garages. The items themselves may vary, but for many children of hoarders, the result is the same: the unwanted inheritance of a whole lot of nothing. —NewsweekIf you think you can handle it on your own, you’re probably rationalizing a bit too much–you will need help. The sheer amount of stuff is often just too big for one person to take-on, so, you’ll need at least one helping hand. You’ll also need a slew of cleaning products, as well as a long sleeved shirt, jeans, boots, rubber and leather gloves, and as many boxes and trash bags as possible.