You’ve probably seen the Hoarders, the television show documenting people living in deplorable conditions they created themselves. Extreme cases of 5-year old yogurt and cat carcasses aside, compulsive hoarding — purchasing, acquiring, searching out and saving items of no real value — is a clinically recognized disorder. It’s estimated that 2-5 percent or 5-15 million Americans meet the criteria for being hoarders.

Follow the chart below created by to find out if you’re just a dedicated collector, a bit messy, or if you need an intervention.

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Are You a Hoarder?

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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