Finally, I’ve been able to watch Netflix again. Teresha over at Marlie and Me shares shows she’s enjoying on Netflix & I love when she does that because when it comes to picking a show to watch….for some reason I feel a bit lost and it takes me forever to decide on a show. We have Netflix on the TV in our family room and my kids hog the tv & my youngest hogs my iPad. As of late, I’ve become the hog and indulging in the series hoarders has given me much inspiration. It has driven me to throw out things that I clearly won’t use as well as, donate some unwanted things.
As I continue to watch the show I come up with my own conclusions about how someone could live like that and there is no possible way I can deal with anyone with that mindset. I would be a mean therapist or professional organizer because clearly someone taking 30 minutes to throw away one piece of paper would piss me off!
Usually, there is always one person being blamed for the hoarding even though they may live with 3 other people. But, watching episode after episode, I blame everyone in the home after they’ve reached a certain age. You mean to tell me nobody has the decency to pick up or throw away the trash before throwing it on the floor? Oftentimes the person accused of hoarding has had something traumatic happen in there life that triggered this lifestyle. You mean to tell me nobody in the house has the decency to step in and support this person until they receive some mental help?
Calling many of these people hoarders is an understatemnet because most of them are living in squalor! Pure filth and neglecting their property. Majority of the things they have is garbage. I have yet to see someone on the show and think….Wow! If they clean up and display all their belongings it will look beautiful. Not!!! Most of that crap can be shoveled out the front door and never sorted through! To me a hoarder is someone that collects something and maybe never uses it. We can possibly all relate to that. I’m sure we all have some craft paper, purses, shoes, jewelry or other items we can’t stop buying. Many of us are organized hoarders or not, but what I’m seeing on Hoarders is filth! Filth, Flurn Filth!
I’d like to thank everyone of them for putting their filth on display because I’ve been organizing like crazy since I began watching the serious. Last week I filed all of our medical records according to person. Filed away old bills that I would throw in a basket. I even got a chance to organize my craft area.
If you or anyone you know is living like this, please seek help. It does nothing, but destroy families and create an unhealthy environment for everyone living under the roof. Do we have to have the most expensive things? No. Appreciating what we have by taking care of it and using what we have to keep from buying more unnecessary things that we absolutely don’t need is what we should be doing. My grandmother always taught me to take care of what you have. As I became older I began to understand what she meant. Of course our house can get in disarray, but at the end of the day… someone has to clean it up and that someone is everybody living in the house.
Are there any TV shows that give you motivation to live better or learn from the mistakes others make?