You’ve likely seen one of those television shows that feature a hoarder and the issues they face because of their illness. People that have literally become enclosed in their home because of all the materials they’ve accumulated. If you’re facing the issues of dealing with a hoarder in your family, then among those you could turn to for help is a junk removal company.
Here are some ways that a junk removal can make the process easier
Get Rid of the Junk You Agree on Right Away.
Many times even a hoarder can agree that some of what they have is junk or trash. Before you go through the rest of their belongings at least have this taken care of. Set it aside and then have a junk removal company get this stuff hauled away immediately. That way the homeowner can’t change their mind as they look at the trash that has been set aside. If they do it won’t be long before they start picking through it and bringing items back in the house. So get it hauled away immediately before it becomes a temptation. This will also free up some space in the house so that you can sort through the rest of the materials.
Let them Know People Will Benefit from Some of Their Belongings.
People hoard some items because they believe they still have a use, even if it’s something they’ll never use. Many junk removal companies don’t just haul everything to the local landfill. They sort out any items that can be recycled or reused. This is something you can do on your own, but it can also be time consuming. Most professionals can determine pretty quickly what still has benefit and haul it the nearest local charity. Explain this to the homeowner so they feel that they are helping others out.
Schedule a Second Trip As You Go
If you’ve started to make progress, but still have a lot to go through, schedule another pickup. Again it’s to avoid the hoarder from second guessing themselves and retrieving back some of what they discarded. And it continues to free up space in the home.
There Could Be Health Issues Involved
Going into the home and clearing it out can reveal health issues along the way. Theses you want to address right away for the safety of not just the homeowner and the people assisting them. Junk haulers can wear the proper gear to remove many dangerous items. Yet, not all of these items can be handled by even the company, but they would know who to contact. The last thing you want to do is put someone at risk because of their exposure to something or that they mishandled something dangerous.
Hoarders Can Be Embarrassed By Their Situation
Having family members witness the world in which they live can be embarrassing for many hoarders. Having strangers see their surrounding could be even harder for them. Yet, professionals haul junk all the time so for them, so they’re not likely to react to what they see. Their professional manner will also help to put the hoarder at ease with the situation.
Dealing with a hoarding situation can be a difficult situation for all involved. By having a professional junk removal company assist in any way they can at least makes the work a little easier. The ultimate goal is to restore a person’s home to a more livable environment. That only happens by removing as much as can be hauled away.
If you live in the Washington DC area, Northern Virginia or in Prince George and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, then call Nova Junk Removal to assist.