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The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

by Robin Zasio


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From the hit A&E show Hoarders, psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio shows readers how to take control of their stuff and de-clutter their lives.

Recently, the once little-known condition of hoarding has become a household phrase-in part due to the popularity of the Emmy Award-winning television show Hoarders, which has captivated audiences with its stark and heartbreaking look at the people who suffer from this paralyzing condition.

Contributing expert to Hoarders Dr. Robin Zasio believes that our fascination with hoarding stems from the fact that most of us fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. In The Hoarder in You, Dr. Zasio shares behind-the-scenes stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she's encountered-and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples. She also shares psychological and practical advice for de-cluttering and organizing, including how to tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things, make order out of chaos by getting a handle on cluter, and create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609618964
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 75,074
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

ROBIN ZASIO, PsyD, LCSW, is a featured doctor on the hit A&E series Hoarders and specializes in treating hoarding and other anxiety-related disorders. She lives in Sacramento, CA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Pack Rats, Clutterers, and Compulsive Hoarders 1

Chapter 2 Our Love Affair with Stuff 19

Chapter 3 "You Love Your Stuff More Than Me" 53

Chapter 4 Placing Yourself on the Continuum 73

Chapter 5 When It's Time to Take Charge 95

Chapter 6 The Desire To Acquire: Pulling Yourself Out of Hunter-Gatherer Mode 115

Chapter 7 Clearing the Clutter 137

Chapter 8 Room By Room 163

Chapter 9 Keeping Your Life Clutter-Free 189

Acknowledgments 199

Appendix A Compulsive Hoarding Saved Items Questionnaire 201

Appendix B Dr. Robin's Love Your Life List 207

Index 211

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