Am I the only one who watches “Hoarders” and gets inspired to go clean up my place? I am by no means as messy as the people profiled on all of the hoarding shows. In fact, “messy” is an understatement when describing them. These poor souls suffer from very deep-seated psychological problems. Often they have undergone such trauma in their lives, that the “gathering of stuff” is the only thing that can comfort them – the only thing they can count on to be “real” in a world of great turmoil inside their heads.
When I watch the shows, I immediately look around and start cleaning off surfaces. That in itself makes a big difference. Then I pick up stuff off the floors. After the dishes are done and the bathroom is cleaned I look around and am quite pleased that my little house looks great. This would take an hour if I worked straight through and didn’t get distracted by things like Facebook, Words With Friends, or writing on my blog, or going out to look at my plants. I do have a lot of lovely distractions.
I have deep compassion for the “Hoarders” participants and can only hope that they continue to get the help they need to feel relief in their lives.
Do the hoarding shows inspire you to clean your place?