A lot of people don’t understand the problem of hoarding behavior. But it does cause a lot of problems according to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America:
“People hoard because they believe that an item will be useful or valuable in the future. Or they feel it has sentimental value, is unique and irreplaceable, or too big a bargain to throw away. They may also consider an item a reminder that will jog their memory, thinking that without it they won’t remember an important person or event. Or because they can’t decide where something belongs, it’s better just to keep it.
Hoarding is a disorder that may be present on its own or as a symptom of another disorder. Those most often associated with hoarding are obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and depression.
Although less often, hoarding may be associated with an eating disorder, pica (eating non-food materials), Prader-Willi syndrome (a genetic disorder), psychosis, or dementia.
Diminished Quality of Life
A lack of functional living space is common among hoarders, who may also live in unhealthy or dangerous conditions. Hoarders often live with broken appliances and without heat or other necessary comforts. They cope with malfunctioning systems rather than allow a qualified person into their home to fix a problem.
Hoarding also causes anger, resentment, and depression among family members, and it can affect the social development of children. Unlivable conditions may lead to separation or divorce, eviction, and even loss of child custody. Hoarding may lead to serious financial problems, as well.” [VIEW SOURCE]
Even without hoarding behavior, however, sooner or later everyone has a problem with clutter, which leads to solutions such as built-in garage cabinets.
How Can Built-In Garage Cabinets Help?
Garage cabinets are not a cure for hoarding behavior. Only counseling can help with that. What garage cabinets can help with is the problem with clutter that occurs in so many homes, particularly those with hoarders.
Ultimately, you do not want to lose the war on clutter. Pretty soon your garage will not be for your car or truck, but as a storage bin that is overflowing. Don’t think it can happen to you? Think again. And get on the phone to a garage cabinet installer in Phoenix.