Rich People Can Be Hoarders

| March 26, 2012

Yes, Jeff Lewis, rich people can be hoarders. In the commercial for designer Jeff Lewis’ new show Interior Therapy, the home of a wealthy couple shows a pile of stuff in a room, and Jeff asks the question: “Can rich people be hoarders? I don’t know.” I found myself answering the television, “Yes, they can.” Hoarding is a mental illness, and it doesn’t matter how much money is in your bank account, where you live, what education you have, what job you have, or your gender and race.

How Do You Know When You Have Too Much Crap?

| May 31, 2011

Last week, I enjoyed a Lifehacker post called “How to De-Crapify Your House” which offered some great tips on clearing clutter. But the article made me wonder one question. How do you know if you have too much crap to begin with? Here are some telltale signs that you do:

The Danger of Chronic Disorganization

| January 18, 2009

This weekend, a Houston couple died in a house fire. The firefighters had difficulty maneuvering through the house because of boxes stacked knee-deep throughout the home. According to the Houston Chronicle, the boxes were filled with family mementos and had been around the home for years. Apparently this is not an unusual story. Another professional […]