Hoarder-Related Resources


The International OCD Foundation: educates those with all forms of OCD, along with their advocates and  therapists with regard to effective treatments and fosters community understanding: https://iocdf.org/

Children of Hoarders: Seeks to improve the lives of children from hoarded homes by raising awareness as to the impact of hoarding on children, families and communities and increasing access to practical support.

Institute for Challenging Disorganization: Their mission is to offer education, research and strategies for those challenged by chronic disorganization.

Stepping Out of Squalor: This is a community of individuals who offers support and information for those trying to overcome squalor and to manage their lives.

The National Association of Professional Organizers: (NAPO) is an organization of professionals dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives. It’s primary mission is to provide education, enhance business connections, advance industry research, and increase public awareness with regard to hoarding, and hoarding-related issues.

Hoarding-Related Books

Hoarders and Decluttering:

The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered, Robin Zazio, Rodale Press, PA, 2012
One Thing At a Time: 100 Simple Ways to Live Clutter-Free Every Day, Cindy Glovinski, Saint Martin’s Griffin, New York, 2004.
Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop, Jerome Bubrick et al, Hoarding and Clutter (The Infinite Mind, Vol. 167) Audiobook, Denise Linn, 2002.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, MA, 2014.
Making Peace with the Things in Your Life: Why Your Papers, Books, Clothes, and Other Possessions Keep Overwhelming You and What to Do About It, Cindy Glovinsky, Saint Martin’s Griffin, NY, 2002.

Memoir and Biography:

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, Claudia Kalb, National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 2016.
Coming Clean: A Memoir, Kimberly Rae Miller, Amazon Publishing, 2014.
Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding, Jessie Scholl, Gallery Books, NY, 2010.
White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters, Mary Pflum Peterson, Harper Collins, NY, 2015.
The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter, Matt Paxton and Phaedra Hise, Perigee Book, NY, 2011.
Packrat: A Tale of Compulsive Hoarding, Tom Hixson, Lulu Publishing, 2010.\
Homer & Langley: A Novel, E.L. Doctorow, Random House, NY, 2010.


Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Workbook, 2nd Edition, Gail Steketee and Randy Frost, Oxford Press, NY, 2014.
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee,  Mariner Books, NY, 2010.
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, 2nd Edition, Randy Frost, et al, Oxford Press, NY, 2014.
CBT for Hoarding Disorder: A Group Therapy Program Therapist’s Guide, 1st Edition, David Tolin, et al, Wiley-Blackwell,  New Jersey, 2017.
Clinician’s Guide to Severe Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach, 2015th Edition,  Michael Tompkins, Springer Books, Oakland, CA, 2015.
Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) 1st, Steketee, Gail, Frost, Randy, UK, Oxford University Press, 2006.
The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Judith Rapoport, New American Library, NY, 1991.

Family and Friends:

Hoarding: Help For Families Dealing With Obsessive Collecting and Clutter, Volume 2, Alexander Haynes, Createspace, 2015
Helping Hoarders: A Guide for Families, Counselors, and First Responders, Mark Chidley, Createspace, 2012.
Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter, and Improve Your Relationship, Fugen Neziroglu and Katharine Donnelly, Raincoast Books, Oakland, 2013.
Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring, Michael Tompkins, New Harbinger, Oakland, 2009.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders:

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, Jonathan Grayson, Berkeley Publishing Group, NY, 2014.
Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts, Sally Winston and Martin Seif, New Harbinger, Press, Oakland, 2017.
Brain Lock, Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., Regan Books, NY, 2016..
Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Lee Baer, Penguin, NY, 2012.
Hoarding Self Help: How to Overcome Compulsive Hoarding Disorder for Life, Joel McKinnon, Amazon Digital Services, 2014.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies, 1st Edition, Charles Elliott and Laura Smith, Wiley Publishing, NJ, 2009.

Animal-Related Issues:

Food Hoarding in Animals, Stephan Vander Wall, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1990.
Inside Animal Hoarding: The Story of Barbara Erickson and her 522 Dogs, Arnold Arluke ed, with Celeste Killeen, Purdue University, 2009.
The Identification, Assessment, and Treatment of Adults Who Abuse Animals: The AniCare Approach, Kenneth Shapiro and Antonia Henderson, Springer  International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016.
The More the Terrier: a Pet Rescue Mystery, Linda Johnston, Berkeley Publishing, NY, 2011.

Minimalism and Affluenza:

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, Joshua Milburn, and Ryan Nicodemus, Asymetrical Press, Montana, 2011.
Minimalist Living: A Minimalist Guide To A Non-Materialistic Life, Simon Ruddy, Createspace, 2017.
Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough, Clive Hamilton, Allen and Unwin, NSW, Australia, 2006.
Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us―and How to Fight Back, John de Graaf,et al, Bennett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, 2014.
More, I. C. Springman, Houghton Mifflin, NY, 2012.


Collecting: An Unruly Passion: Psychological Perspectives, Werner Muensterberger, Princeton University Press, NJ, 1995.
Cultures of Collecting, Roger Cardinal, Reakton Books, London, 1994.
Junk: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff, Alison Stewart, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, 2016.
The Psychology of Collecting: Everybody Collects Something, YES You Do,  Mark B. McKIinley, International Society of Talking Clock Collectors, 2015.
The Anatomy of Bibliomania, Holbrook Jackson, Farra Straus, reprint 1989 (original publication 1950.).
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Nikolas Basbanes, Fine Books Press, NC, 2012.
Cult Collectors, Lincoln Geraghty, Routledge, NY, 2014.


The Hoarding Impulse: Suffocation of the Soul, Renee Winters, Routledge Publications, NY, 2015.
Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in Your Head and What’s Under Your Bed, Regina Lark, Purple Books Publishing, Palm Springs, CA, 2013.
Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home, Melva Green and Lauren Rosenfeld, Atria Paperback, NY, 2014.
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectation, Christopher Lasch, W.W. Norton, 1991.


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