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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hoarders DVD Review & GIVEAWAY

HoardersAbout the DVD

Take a fascinating look inside the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis.

Whether they're facing eviction, the loss of their children, jail time, or divorce, these hoarders are desperately in need of help. In each 60-minute episode of Hoarders, A&E follows two people struggling to overcome their compulsive behavior while experts work to put them on the road to recovery. For some, throwing away even the tiniest possession a sponge, a button, an empty box is so painful that they won t be able to complete the cleaning process...no matter the consequences. For others, professional help and an organizer's guidance give them the strength to recover. At the end of each episode find out who has been able to keep their hoarding behavior at bay and who, despite help, is still lost inside this painful disease.

BONUS FEATURES: Additional Footage
DISC 1 (4 episodes, approx 188 min): Jennifer & Ron/Jill; Linda/Steven; Tara/Betty; Jake/Shirley;
DISC 2 (3 episodes, approx 141 min + bonus): Kerrylea/Lauren; Patty/Bill; Paul/Missy & Alex; Bonus

My Review

Ok, so I’m guessing we all know someone who has a hard time parting with just about anything. I’m wondering if it’s on the scale of the people featured in Hoarders by A&E.

I was astonished to see the conditions of some of the homes that these hoarders live in. I’m not a neat-nick by ANY stretch of the imagination, but my messiness doesn’t even scratch the surface of what these individuals and families go through.

I found the psychology of the hoarders very interesting. Their emotional attachments to trash was striking to me! Not having the ability to throw away hundreds of empty water bottles, decaying food, or pet droppings piled up over the years has left these homes often times unlivable.

You will be fascinated by the people they feature on Hoarders, if you’ve never seen it before. The organizers and psychiatrists who come in really have a desire to help these people. It seemed to me that they weren’t able to accomplish much because of how deep these families were in their hoarding. It’s a good thing they offer help after the show as well.

It is hard to watch some of the hoarders struggle with their decisions. My heart just broke for some of them because they couldn’t let go of their hoarding even if it was good for them.

Would you like a look into Hoarders? You can purchase the DVD at Amazon.com. The copy you will be winning is my REVIEW copy which was watched only once!


REQUIRED: Tell me if you’ve ever hoarded something. Maybe you’d like to say you “collect” items, what would that item be?


Giveaway open to US Residents 18 yrs and older. Please leave you email address or have it available in your profile. This is only required in your first entry. No email/contact = No entry. Giveaway ends 6/29, 10pm CDT. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email.


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I’d like to thank Jelena from AttentionUSA for my review copy of Hoarders. The opinions of this DVD are completely my own. Others viewing this series may have different opinions.

47 comments:

  1. I am the opposite of a hoarder. The only items that I have saved are cards that my children made for me when they were young.

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  5. Sometimes I tend to hoard all of the freebies that I get from couponing! I try to donate on a consistent basis, but sometimes I do get overwhelmed with all that I have! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  11. I've kept every birthday card I've ever been given.

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  12. I 'collect' lotions! Ha Ha I know! I stock up every Bath and Body Works Semi Annual sale .
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  16. All of my schoolwork. It is bad, I found stuff from kindergarten - do I need that??

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  20. I guess I'm a "hoarder" of every card & letter that I've ever recieved...since Middle School!!

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  26. I tweeted giveaways “Win the first season of Hoarders on DVD #giveaway @hoarderstv @aetelevision http://bit.ly/aIBUOp“

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  27. I keep too many papers! Calendars and journals are hard for me to get rid of.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  28. I hoard coupons!! :)

    Christie
    ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

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  29. Well, I'm a knitter, so I have a pretty big yarn stash - but I have made a commitment to only buy more once I've finished up some of my WIP's (works in progress) !

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  30. I love this show! I collect converse shoes. I have 9 pairs :)

    my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  31. im subscribed to you by email as littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  32. I (already) follow you on twitter as @forgetshyness

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  36. For me it would be books. But then I go to my library bag sale every three months and buy about 8 bags worth. Now, I have read most of them. I either keep the best ones, donate the okay ones, and recycle the truly bad ones. So that by the time of the book sale, I don't have many left. I would keep more of them, but I don't have the room, and I know the seniors enjoy the books I donate.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  37. I am not a hoarder but my father in law was-anytime he saw a sale he would buy at least 10 of the same items -even if he didn't need it. Over time you could hardly walk through his kitchen
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  40. I can't stand "hoarding" and each of our kids have a rubbermaid box to hold their keepsake items. That way, we don't keep anything other than the really important ones. I love this show though & would love to win the DVD!

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