Hoarders of Long Island New York...Can you use some FREE Help?
(This is an old post from 2009. The Free service is no longer being offered. A local News Station was in search to help certain individuals with hording and during the year of 2009 they have completed that offer.)
Hoarding is becoming a more serious problem on Long Island NY. There are many people who have such a difficult time letting go of objects that they begin to clutter their home. These items are usually saved because they "may be needed at another time" or a person or persons feels some kind of connection to them.
There is a certain amount of ‘safety' in keeping things around. Unfortunately, it is an issue that often becomes out of control. Their items begin to take over their lives. There is often shame and guilt associated with the Hoarding of objects. Hoarders may stop inviting people over and often feel hopeless and helpless.
As New York Feng Shui consultants we have worked with several Hoarders. I would like to say I've had success with all of them but I haven't. I can explain things from a Feng Shui Perspective as in the case of one lovely Long Island couple who called us in to help "organize."
In Feng Shui, Energy RISES. The energy of things stored in a basement will affect you in a number of ways, even if you are on another level. Also think of what is "hanging over your head" with storage in the attic. This can keep you stuck in life as many Long Island NY hoarders feel.
Before we could organize, I had to help them learn to part with items they believed to be treasured. In every room it was difficult to walk and their beautiful young son could not invite his friends over. As we went from room to room we were able to explain the damaging effects from a Feng Shui Perspective.
Finally, we got some boxes out of the car. Carefully we went through just one small part of the home....the Dining Room table and chairs. They hadn't been able to eat a meal there in as long as they could remember. Sorting through the objects on the table and chairs we were able to discard some things. Others we put in a "donation" box and the remaining items we kept but put away.
This inspired this Long Island family to stop hoarding and begin to clean up and let go. I'd receive frequent updates about their progress from them and I was delighted. Hoarding is a sensitive issue but there IS help.
Cleaning one SMALL area can make a huge difference in getting clutter under control. This Long Island family felt the difference immediately and it inspired them to keep cleaning up and out!
Recently, Laura Cerrano of http://FengShuiManhattan.com received an inquiry from a news station who would like to team up and offer their services as well to a person or family on Long Island NY who has been hoarding or unable to let go of things. In addition to Feng Shui for this Long Island home, there will be 10 additional days of organizational assistance.
Further, in order to keep your home clean and organized additional free help will be provided as follow up services. There is absolutely no charge for all of the services and you will be treated with the utmost care and respect.
Any family or individual on Long Island that has been finding themselves buried in "clutter" or hoarding objects is welcome to contact us for these free services. You will begin to live a new life and will learn about Feng Shui, Organizing and a safe and happy household.