TLC Hoarding: Buried Alive

We've all known someone whose house is a bit cluttered, or maybe our own home is messy from time to time. But sometimes, the problem goes to horrendous extremes, taking overa family's life. That's the issue explored by the TLC show Hoarding: Buried Alive. On the show, experts try to help people who feel compelled to live among heaps of unused belongings and debris.

This weekend, the season finale focuse on a single mother in the Seattle area with a hoarding problem so bad, she risks losing custody of her 10 year old daughter. Clinical psychologist Travis Osborne and organizing expert Rebecca Ross worked to help the woman recognize the emotional trauma at the root of her hoarding problem and in turn, start clearing the clutter from her home.

Rebecca Ross joined Margaret to talk about the show and the work she does helping people clear varying degrees of clutter from their homes and offices. TLC also supplied several clips from the season finale, which airs at 9pm on Sunday, September 18.

For more information about TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive show or the episode set to air Sunday, click here.

For more information about recognizing the signs of hoarding click here.

To check out Rebecca Ross's organizing business The Composed Domain, click here.

For more information about Clinical Psychologist Travis Osborne's practice, click here.


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