Address Our Mess Releases Official Clutter Hoarding Scale

March 21, 2013

Hoarders get help on how to determine the severity of hoarding in their home from Address Our Mess, a clutter hoarding clean up service provider to 25 states in the US. Today, AOM unveils their easily accessible Clutter Hoarding Scale to the public.

Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 21, 2013

Willingly or not, hoarders have taken center stage in the national spotlight as of late. Admitting to the problem is a difficult step for people to overcome. Regardless of how difficult taking that first step for help may be, hoarders and their families find it even more difficult to figure out just how severe their condition may be. Thanks to Address Our Mess, determining the different levels of hoarding has become much easier.

Based on data gathered by the Institute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD), Address Our Mess unveiled a scale in March of 2013 that simply details how dangerous a hoarding situation may be to hoarders and their loved ones. This Clutter Hoarding Scale rates circumstances from “Minor” to “Serious”, making it easy to navigate through the various problem areas of the home. By color-coding the scale, Address Our Mess allows hoarders to see how important it may be to contact a hoarding specialist for help.

Identifying hoarding conditions has become much easier since the disorder was brought into the mainstream by Cory Chalmers, resident expert of A&E´s Hoarders. What has not been made easier is determining which objects — or living things — are more dangerous to hoard than others. Animal hoarding is another hot subject that is garnering America´s attention. Reports of hoarders having dozens of animals rescued from their sullied homes on a regular basis has Address Our Mess calling to action all animal rights activists, humane societies, and pet lovers from across the country.

By utilizing this Clutter Hoarding Scale to its fullest potential, observers can determine not only how cluttered a home may be, but the level of danger to its inhabitants as well. The diminishing welfare of people and animals alike are clearly spelled out on the scale, displaying to readers how quickly hoarders need to be offered help. It may be difficult for hoarders to admit that they have a problem. However the situation will become dire for people and their pets should local authorities be called on to deal with the situation. Seizure of possessions and pets, eviction, and possible condemnation of the property are all very real consequences of severe hoarding situations.

This begs the question, “Just how severe must a situation become in order for eviction from — or even condemnation of — a property?” The answers can be found on the Clutter Hoarding Scale. More information can be found by viewing the Clutter Hoarding Scale at its source: clutterhoardingcleanup.com.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/3/prweb10553983.htm

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