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Junk removal in Los Angeles is an interesting business. As we’ve stated in our junk removal blog there are tens of millions of people in the Los Angeles area so it’s not surprising that some of those would suffer from hoarding, which is a subset of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD for short.  We won’t go into the specifics of what drives a person to hang on to things and never throw anything away but we can say that in most cases the items that hoarders surround themselves with are really things that should be disposed of.

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After months, years or even a lifetime of hoarding it may become nearly impossible to get around one’s home and in some cases entire rooms the household are unusable because of the amount of junk taking up space. Those who fall into the category of hoarding may or may not ever throw away their collections of bric-a-brac. It may come down to a friend or family member intervening and encouraging or forcing an individual to get rid of all that stuff.  Another scenario involves, unfortunately, somebody passing away. If a hoarder is lives alone and dies, it’s up to those in charge of the estate to clear out all the accumulated junk. And that’s where a junk hauling firm such as Bumblebee Junk can be of assistance.

Hoarding has been studied by scientists and it is an actual disorder. If you’re interested in reading more upon the subject you can check out this Scientific American article  on hoarding which goes into some detail about some of the studies that have been done on people who surround themselves with accumulated junk. There’s a brief excerpt from one of the studies reported by scientific American:

Compared with other participants, hoarders reported more anxiety, sadness and indecisiveness during the experiment. The scanners revealed unique patterns of electrical activity in two particular regions of hoarders’ brains: the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and insula. Among many other functions, the ACC and insula are important for monitoring errors, assessing risk and processing fear and other unpleasant emotions.

Scientific American

If you’re one of those people – and you’re not alone–that suffers from  hoarding and have taken the step to reduce the amount of junk you collected over the years we understand. It can be overwhelming thinking about getting rid of all that junk and the time and effort involved. However, hiring a junk removal company such as Bumblebee Junk in Los Angeles takes all the effort and worry off your shoulders. Call us today at 844-647-2727.


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  1. […] removal doesn’t immediately seem like a subset of psychology but it very well may be! In earlier junk removal posts we touched on both the aspects of hoarding and just the feeling of well-being you get when a […]