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Hoarding is a complex disorder. It is more than just a home full of clutter and unnecessary items or garbage. Hoarding is an addictive accumulation that can impact both an individual and their family in multiple ways. It can hamper their everyday lifestyle and even pose a threat to life and property.

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People diagnosed with hoarding disorder are called hoarders.

Many hoarders refuse to believe that they have a hoarding disorder problem. This can result in their homes getting full of items that have little to no value.

Despite the hazards that hoarding presents and the impact it can have on their lifestyle, hoarders struggle to get rid of the items in their homes.

If you are looking for a professional hoarder cleaning service with a human touch serving the Los Angeles, Ventura & Orange County area, then contact us today.

Hoarding vs. Collecting

A distinction between hoarding and collecting is necessary. The two are not the same.

In the case of collectors, their focus is on specific items that they can catalog, collect, organize, and display. Common examples include stamps or model cars. On the other hand, people with hoarding disorder have an accumulation of addiction. They often save random items and are not concerned with how they store items – in most cases the items are simply kept haphazardly. Every nook and corner of the house will be utilized for saving or keeping the items.

The most common reason for hoarding items is that the hoarder is convinced that they are saving the items for future use. They believe that the items are valuable or that they hold sentimental value.

In some cases, hoarders feel a sense of security when they are surrounded by the things they save.

Types of Hoarding

People diagnosed with hoarding disorder are called hoarders.

There are different degrees and types of hoarding. Common hoarding types include shopaholics, food hoarders, collectors, bibliomaniacs (information hoarders), animal hoarders, recyclers, and trash/garbage hoarders.

In many cases, hoarders refuse to believe that they have a hoarding disorder problem. This is the case even when their homes are full of items that have little to no value.

Regardless of the hazards and impact on their lifestyle, hoarders struggle to get rid of the items in their homes.

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Commonly Hoarded Items

The DryCare Hoarding Cleanup Process

Every hoarding and clutter cleanup situation is different. This is why at DryCare we believe in delivering customized solutions to address the different aspects of your specific hoarding or clutter cleanup situation.

Our DryCare hoarding cleanup experts will analyze and plan each hoarding cleanup project carefully. They will consider all necessary factors before coming up with a professional and effective hoarding cleanup solution for the home.

3 - Step 100% Hoarding Cleanup Process


The first step begins with taking stock of all the items in the house. We know that there are items that you will want to keep safe such as your valuables while there will be items that will have to be disposed of.

This is why we take inventory of all your items for effective sorting out and cataloging of the items. Your valuables will be collected and cataloged for safekeeping. The rest of the items will be cataloged either for disposal or donation.


The next step involves the actual removal of items from the home. What stays and what will be removed or disposed of depends on the items found in the hoarder’s home.

We take extra care with infectious or hazardous waste. The same goes for electronics and appliances. The DryCare hoarding cleanup team follows proper protocols to ensure complete safety and compliance.


After all the items have either been inventoried, disposed of, or donated, the house will have to undergo a deep cleaning.

The degree of deep cleaning required and the time duration of the cleanup depends on the home situation. Homes with hazardous or infectious items or homes where a person hoarded animals will require extensive deep cleaning – which is why this kind of hoarding cleanup can take more time.

Other homes might not need extensive deep cleaning and can be restored to safe and livable conditions quickly.

Stigma of Hoarding

A compassionate and understanding mindset is necessary when dealing with anyone diagnosed with a hoarding disorder.

Unfortunately, hoarders are often looked down on and there is a certain stigma attached to people diagnosed with a hoarding disorder. The most common misconception surrounding hoarding disorder is that hoarders are filthy and unclean. However, this is not the case with every single hoarder.

In a lot of cases, family and friends of hoarders often tend to isolate or avoid the person.

This is where intervention from family and friends can help. If you know someone who is struggling with a hoarding issue, then seek professional medical help for the person.

Partnering with a professional hoarding cleanup service is another critical aspect of helping hoarders.

Identifying a Hoarding Problem

What most people don’t realize is that hoarding is a mental health condition and that the condition can affect anyone.

Often people who hoard aren’t even aware that they have a hoarding disorder.

We have also seen many cases where hoarders tend to self-isolate and move away from their family and friends. This can compound their condition and make a bad situation worse.

There is suffering which is coupled with a sense of shame on both sides – so the hoarder, but their family and friends also suffer.

Common Symptoms of Hoarding Disorder

  • Refusing or struggling with throwing out or giving away possessions – even if they have little or no value.
  • A perceived need to save items for future use. 
  • A sense of distress or despair is linked to parting with the items.
  • Items are stored all around the house and fill every corner or available space – often blocking the active living spaces so movement is hampered and day-to-day life is severely impacted. 

Professional Hoarder Cleaning Services

Hoarder cleaning service is a job that requires meticulous planning and execution. It also requires the use of specialized equipment.

DryCare Hoarding Cleaning experts are trained in clutter cleanup services, removal of junk and debris, and handling biohazard waste removal. Our team of professional hoarding cleaning experts will also handle sanitizing and deodorizing services. So if you need odor removal services, which include cigarette odor, then we are the people for the job.

DryCare Hoarding Cleaning Services – Partner with a Service you can Trust

Hoarder home cleaning should only be done by professional house cleaners who are trained in providing extreme cleaning services. They have the required skills, equipment, and knowledge to provide a complete cleanup of your home.

DryCare Hoarding Cleaning Service is a licensed and insured hoarding home cleaning professional service.