Famous Hoarders in History

Famous Hoarders in History

Hoarding has become a favourite topic of research among psychologists, but it has also been a focus for politicians from time to time. Famously in the 1930s when FDR issued an


List Makers – Rule breaker or Well Organised

Are you a list maker?

Further to a blog which I wrote back in Feb 2017, this is a great follow-up written by Alison Withers on our behalf –

There is an interesting psychology behind the making of lists.
They can indicate that the person is a rule breaker, or that they are compulsively well-organised. It all depends on what you do with the list after


US and UK Homes – A different Language

The Language of US and UK Homes

In our last blog we compared the amount of possessions in the average US and UK homes. We found that in spite of being roughly twice the size, in the US the use of self-storage facilities by homeowners had increased at a rapid rate.
So, this time we thought we’d look at other differences, and it’s all about the language.


What Can’t You Bear To Part With – Valued Possessions?

shoes on display

Shoe Collection

What Possessions can’t you bear to part with?

In 2015 anthropologists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) carried out a study into possessions in the average home. It found that even in the smallest home in their study, a house of 980 sq ft, there were, in the two bedrooms and living room alone


Love is in the Air – Planning a Wedding?

Heart Wedding Love

Hand holding heart

Planning the Big Day

Late February and early March see couples, but especially prospective brides, thoughts turn to wedding fairs and inspiration, help and advice on planning the big day.
Whether it is to be a small, intimate occasion or a


Self-Help & Home Management Strategies for OCD

By Eric Van Buskirk

Anxiety is a normal and essential response in the human body, signaling our nervous system in reaction to feelings of endangerment. It’s important to recognize that the distinction between healthy anxiety


Hoarders and Collectors

What’s the difference between a hoarder and a collector?

Hoarding belongings is generally seen as a negative and a problem, while being a collector is not.
The result, however, may be


The Psychology Of Our Relationship With Our Possessions

Psychology and Possessions

Despite trends such as minimalism and decluttering and the “throwaway society” idea of the relentless pursuit of the newest and best, human beings are nothing if not contrary and many of us find it difficult to get rid of possessions.

The 19th Century British textile designer William Morris advised: