Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bronx-based service cleans out hoarders' cluttered homes

By Ben Piven, Daily News Bronx

Catharine harvests rainwater for bathing and uses a litter box as her toilet. She has had no plumbing for seven years. The Georgetown University alumna sleeps on massive rubbish piles next to her 10 cats.

Cleaning out her cluttered three-bedroom house in New Jersey was not an easy task, even for professional declutterer Don Tagatac. Five tons of paper, rotten food, mattresses and clothing took five days to remove..."  More

Photo courtesy of Siegel

Ben Piven is one of the co-creators of Hoardhouse