Some time ago I had posted an article about how the expenses of one hoarding case amounted to approximately $90,000 over the course of 10 years for 3 storage units. While speaking with a friend recently that was a mutual friend of the hoarder, I found out it was not 3 storage units, but 10 storage units. And I am only guesstimating the 10 year mark, because I know some items in the storage unit were wrapped in newspapers from the 1970’s, so $300,00 is likely very low to the actual amount of wasted money.
10 storage units for 10 years at approx $250/month is a $300,000 expense to store items they didn’t need that they could have sold for a savings that would have been ginormous.
Very unfortunate 🙁 If you have a friend or relative that suffers from a hoarding sickness, do them a favor and try to encourage they get help. The amount of money that could be wasted is unreal.
Total flushed down the money drain: Over $300,000 🙁