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When Clutter Overwhelms

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Unnar Ýmir Björnsson

When boxes and papers and family heirlooms take over, it can be hard to find a path forward. For nearly two decades, social worker Elaine Birchall has been helping clients with compulsive hoarding disorder recognize the consequences of hoarding and create a plan to reclaim their space. Her book, co-authored with Suzanne Cronkwright, is “Conquer the Clutter”. 

Information about the Gaithersburg Hoarding Task Force can be found here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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