Category Archives: Hoarders

Probate: Our Experience continued

Today I will write a little more about Probate from my own experience.  I want to emphasize that I am not a lawyer.  There are many good books on Probate and you might want to check some out of your … Continue reading

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Settling an Estate — Disposing of the “Stuff” Left Behind.

As I mentioned in my post about my siblings’ visit, my brother brought me some boxes of things from my father’s house.  My plan is to sell the items for money to help support dad.  However, I am finding the whole … Continue reading

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A Visit from my Siblings

My brother lives in dad’s house, hundreds of miles from here.  Dad is unable to live there because of his Alzheimer’s.  He needs care for his Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as well as his general well-being. Before mom passed … Continue reading

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Family Dynamics, Hoarding, and Caring for Dad

This week my sister and brother came to see dad.  It has been years since the 3 of us were in the same place at the same time.  My brother was here a year ago when we had the memorial … Continue reading

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It Looks Like a Hoarder House!

I have been home from my winter vacation for just a few weeks.  Already I am frustrated by my lack of progress on my list of things that need to be done.  I live in a small house in a … Continue reading

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Is Dad a Hoarder?

Often dad would go “shopping” at the dump with his cousin. He came home one day and said: “Cousin skinny and I are going to the dump – does anybody want anything?” His youngest sister said” “Get me a doll”. And my uncle told me: “Darned if he didn’t find her a doll!” Continue reading

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A Hoarder in the House

No one used to talk about hoarders. They were just messy people with clutter all around– an embarrassment to the family. My brother(BR) is a hoarder. He has lived in my parents’ house for over 20 years. Mom complained constantly … Continue reading

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