MY RECENT column on the de-cluttering of my ‘empty nest’ attracted the attention of a television researcher who wants to find hoarders for a new prime time series.
It seems I’m not alone in my inability to get round to de-cluttering or to rein in my collecting habits.
The TV series will aim to change the lives of people obsessed with hoarding and collecting.
Says researcher Lucy Bauckham: “It could be anything from collecting old magazines, vinyl records, old toys, antique china or more extreme hoarding, where the collecting of absolutely anything, including what most people throw away, takes over their homes.”
The programmes will also tackle the issue of over-consumption and how we’re all simply buying too much ‘stuff’.
“This show is dealing with people who have gone a step further and are obsessively collecting to the point where it is damaging their lives and relationships”, says Lucy. “There isn’t much support or information about this and we are hoping to raise awareness.
During the programme we will see the person who is hoarding regaining control over their life and home by removing and possibly selling their valuable hoarded items with expert help at their side.
“We are looking for shopaholics or hoarders who might want to take part in the show. “
If you’re interested contact her on email@example.com