Hoarding is an often misunderstood mental disorder. It is described as an individual who suffers from finding it incredibly difficult to part with or dispose of their accumulated possessions. Just the thought can trigger high levels of stress and anxiety – regardless of the value or personal significance of the item.

This also affects people who live with someone suffering from this disorder. It can be frustrating, and knowing how to deal with their affliction isn’t easy. When a hoarder reaches the stage where they are open to the idea of having a take away rubbish removal company remove some of their junk items, here are some tips to help with the process.

Don’t make these important mistakes

This is going to be a very sensitive time for them, so you want to make sure you aren’t accidentally making any mistakes that might cause them to relapse or create more stress than is necessary.

  • The first and most important thing is to never try and dispose of a junk item without their consent. Apart from running the risk of damaging your relationship with them, it will result in significant emotional stress and can cause them to relapse even further.
  • Don’t rush them and let them go at their own pace. You don’t want to encourage their behaviour, but you also don’t want them to feel rushed.

Take it slow

Parting with an item, even it’s junk, is extremely difficult for a hoarder. Going slow and being emotionally sensitive will make the process go a lot smoother. Before allocating an item to be disposed of, remember to ask questions such as “do you know when you used this item last?” and “how many times do you use this item on average?”.

Have a structure

Before hiring a take away rubbish removal company, be sure to have a ‘plan of attack’. As it will be a sensitive time, things will go quicker and easier if you have an allocated pile where approved rubbish to be disposed of can be placed.

This allows the professional rubbish removers to simply arrive and start sorting through the waste to separate items. They will sort through various junk items such as old clothes, furniture, trinkets, utensils and more, for pieces that can be recycled, donated or disposed of in a landfill.

Reducing stress

The clean-up is going to be stressful, but hiring a professional rubbish removal company will drastically reduce stress on the day. A team of trained rubbish removers will lift and load all heavy trash items such as cupboards, cabinets and other furniture items into their truck for transport.

This allows you to not be distracted with the task of collecting and hauling trash, so you will be available to provide emotional support throughout the day. Once all the rubbish has been collected and loaded, they will also clean the area before leaving. This ensures there is no debris or any trash leftover before leaving.

If you know someone who is ready to part with their stockpile of hoarded possessions and are needing a professional and affordable take away rubbish removal company, contact Sydney Rubbish Removal today.

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