Hoarding Facts


I LOVE TO SHOP- DOES THIS MEAN I’M A HOARDER?

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At the heart of consumerism is the desire to acquire. This desire is fueled by many factors including meeting emotional and functional needs as evidenced by purchasing something because it makes one feel good or because the item is needed for work. The majority of individuals are able to moderate their desire to acquire based upon their financial budget (i.e., spending within one’s means), space limitations (i.e., bigger space allows for more stuff), and function (i.e., obtaining items one will use), among other variables. Even if individuals acquire more than they can afford financially, space-wise, or functionally, this does not mean s/he has a hoarding disorder.

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