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But that wasn't all! Later that day our crew made a surprising discovery. There were two rooms we didn't see on our first visit. Carol's office and garage were literally packed to the ceiling from a lifetime of hoarding.

Dr. Tolin asked Carol for an in-depth interview. He started with questions about her hoarding problem.

Carol: I don't know where to start. I don't know what to do and I don't know how it got this way. I swear it's like I went to sleep and I woke up and it was like that.

Dr. Tolin: Do you ever have times when it's hard for you to throw things away?

Carol: I don't believe in throwing things away or wasting things.

Dr. Tolin: What do you think would happen if you just got rid of some of those [things]?

Carol: I will grieve for a day or so and kick myself around for another day or so.
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FROM: Inside the Secret Lives of Hoarders
Published on May 06, 2005

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