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WHAT TO SAVE AND HOW LONG TO SAVE IT

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Here are some sites to help you eliminate the paper clutter that we all face.

HOARDING INFORMATION

The ICD offers a Clutter Hoarding Scale to help decide how bad the situation is which is available at  www.nsgcd.org/resources/clutterhoardingscale.php

At Measuring Squalor you will find a scale for assessing the seriousness of the squalor problem as well as some information on hoarding. The Stories section contains the real-life experiences of people who lived in squalor.   www.squalorsurvivors.com/squalor/measuring.shtml

Films

If you are interested in seeing what hoarding looks like in its many forms, here are some films you can watch that can help answer questions on the subject.

Hoard House – Compulsive Clutter in NYC
This is a multimedia project that explores the impact of hoarding on hoarders, psychologists, cleanup specialists, and social workers.  www.hoardhouse.com

My Mother’s Garden is an award winning documentary filmed by the daughter showing her mother’s struggle with hoarding.    www.mymothersgardenmovie.com

Stuffed by Awren Curry and Cerissa Tanner shows three different hoarders and the world they have each made for themselves.   
Fanlight.com/catalog/films/489_stuff.php

Books

There are more books becoming available on the subject of hoarding.  Listed below is a few that offer excellent information to understanding this difficult topic.

Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Ph.D., Randy O. Frost, Ph.D. 
Oxford University Press, 2007.

Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook and Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide by Gail Steketee, Ph.D. and Randy Frost, Ph.D. 
Oxford University Press, 2006
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Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A., Ph.D. Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl. New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., Jerome Bubrick, Ph.D. and Jose Yaryura-Tobias, M.D. 
New Harbinger Publications, July 2004

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Other Resources

Hoarding Task Forces and Community Related News
www.childrenofhoarders.com/coh57.php

Hoarders.Org
www.hoarders.org

Boston University School of Social Work Hoarding Project – With Dr. Randy Frost http://www.bu.edu/ssw/research/hoarding

Institute of Living – Dr. David Tolin www.instituteofliving.org

Children of Hoarders  http://www.childrenofhoarders.com/bindex.php

Squalor Survivors  http://www.squalorsurvivors.com/index.shtml

Hoarding in Your Community Fairfax County, Virginia
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/hoarding/

International OCD Foundation – Compulsive Hoarding Website.
http://www.ocfoundation.info/hoarding/

Obsessive Compulsive Information www.understanding_ocd.tripod.com

Online Self-Help Support Groups for OCD Hoarders
http://www.ocfoundation.info/hoarding/support-groups/online-self-help-su…

http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazine/home_200409_chart

INFORMATION FOR OLDER ADULTS

Book - Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash by Vickie Dellaquila, Mountain Publishing, 2007.

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