For example, you might make a pile of things to keep, a pile of things to
donate to charity, a pile of things to sell or give away, and a pile of things
to throw away. "Don't make too many piles," says Dr. Tolin. "Having to decide
among 10 piles just slows you down and strains your thought
Hoarding can take years to overcome, says Dr. David Tolin, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital. He offers these tips to those who may be feeling overwhelmed by the task of cleaning their homes.