Hoarding Disorder Resources

These references are starting points only and are not a guarantee of any particular product, methodology or provider and are not intended to provide any diagnosis or treatment recommendations. You may find other relevant information on my Neurodiversity Resources page as well. And I offer my appreciation to my Institute for Challenging Disorganization and National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals colleagues for this compilation as well: many of these references come from them. I also have a YouTube channel for visually- and verbally-oriented resources. Please also take a look at my book reviews - you'll find all sorts of fascinating reads!

International Resources

Bio-Behavioral Institute
935 Northern Blvd. ~ Suite 102
Great Neck, NY 11021

Center for Hoarding and Cluttering

Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding
University of British Columbia
Department of Psychology
Douglas Kenny Building
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
hoarding@psych.ubc.ca or hoarding.centre@ubc.ca

Hoarding Disorder Assessment Tools

Hoarding UK
Suite 103
Davina House
137-149 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7ET
United Kingdom

International OCD Foundation: Hoarding

Institute for Challenging Disorganization
International Pages
2650 S. Hanley Rd, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63144

Spendaholism Resources

The Center for Prolonged Grief
Columbia School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

National Resources

Washington State Resources

Clear-out Companies

Bio Clean, Inc.

Happy Hauler

ServiceMaster Restore

Steri-Clean (Hoarders.com)

General Resources 

NW Hoarding Coalition


Terina Bainter
Clutter Cutters, LLC

Sheila Perreault
Blue Nest Home, LLC
POB 1242
Silverdale, WA  98383-1242

Ellen Sklanka
Renewal Organizing
Maple Valley, Washington 98038

Sheila Taylor
Clutter Controllers LLC

Lauren Williams
Casual Uncluttering LLC
POB 2448
Woodinville WA 98034


Ceci Garrett, LSWAIC

Evidence-Based Treatment Centers of Seattle
1200 5th Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101

Northwest Relationships/The Hoarding Project
621 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Fax: 206-299-3272

Rogers Behavorial Health/Seattle



I recommend

A bunch for children

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by decluttering your home

Children of Hoarders

Color to Declutter by Jean Prominski

Fresh Start: Overcoming Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding Group Manual

Parents Who Hoard: Things to Consider Before Choosing to Help (or Not)

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much is Too Much?

Rise Above Your Stuff; a Workbook for those Struggling to find Themselves amidst their Stuff

Severe Domestic Squalor

The Hoarder in You

The Hoarding Handbook: A Manual for Human Service Professionals - this book is COMPLETELY MISTITLED - this book is an AMAZING resource for ANYONE dealing with the complexities of coordinating services for the clearing out of a hoarded situation and the care of the person exhibiting hoarding behaviors.

The ICD Guides

Treatment for Hoarding Disorder workbook

Valentina Sgro, Really Organized

Terina Bainter, Clutter Cutters, one of the country's most compassionate experts on hoarding disorder and one of my heroes, and I both recommend these books:

Buried In Treasures

Digging Out

Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding


The Secret Lives of Hoarders

Terina also recommends

The Glass Castle



I recommend these movies:

A Hoarder Comes Clean

Beyond Hoarding I had the excellent fortune to see this documentary as a part of the International OCD Foundation's 2020 Online Hoarding Meeting. My impressions are here.

Clutter Here's my review.

Grey Gardens  Read my criticism.

HBO's 2009 docudrama Grey Gardens - finally, a Grey Gardens movie I like.

Hello, My Name is Doris  Loved it!

My Mother's Garden - this is very difficult to find, but worth the search. I watched it by chance: my opinion is here.

Stuffed, and I've got it analyzed.

That Summer I had to talk about it.

The Beales of Grey Gardens This is my review.


Hoarding TV shows - WITH PREJUDICE - see why I say so here

Confessions: Animal Hoarding


Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding TV Shows I LIKE!!!!

Britain's Biggest Hoarders

My Hoarder Mum and Me

The Hoarder Next Door