Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Clutterers & Hoarders

Beverly Hills therapist Donna Burstyn blogs:

Lately I’ve been working with more clutterers and hoarders.

I want to share some of my experiences.

One of the people I work with is an heir to a land fortune.

Three generations ago his grandparents arrived to this country. When they died they left their fortune to his father and when his father passed away, he left the inheritance to my client.

My patient collects coins, stamps, and pins. He spends anywhere from $3800 to $10,000 a month buying these items.

He receives more packages than he can open. His home is cluttered from top to bottom with boxes, most still sealed, that have valuables inside. At any one time, around $500,000 worth of collectibles are inside his home.