Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hoarders DVD Review & GIVEAWAY

Hoarders About 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. Here’s how to win a copy.

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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Tweet this giveaways “Win the first season of Hoarders on DVD #giveaway @hoarderstv @aetelevision http://bit.ly/cSXMeO

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

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MelissaStuff said...

I hoard baby clothes! I have three boys but long before I had children, I bought baby clothes that were inexpensive and cute. I've continued to do that as we had children. Now that we are done, I'm finding I have a very difficult time getting rid of much of the clothing ;(

Jenna Wood said...

I 'collected' various special candy wrappers when I was a teenager.
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sandra said...

I tend to hoard or "collect" freebies that I get from couponing!
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Anonymous said...

i hoard lotions
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Learner4Life said...

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I guess I "hoard" each and every card and letter ever given to me since Middle School :)

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Jay said...

I can't part with journals.
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Coupon Teacher said...

Hubby says I hoard groceries. It is really just my stockpile!

jewelknits said...

I have a pretty big yarn stash for my knitting (but still small by many knitter's standards) - but I've resolved to not buy more, no matter how much a good yarn sale calls to me, until I've finished some of my WIP'S (works in progress)

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

Love this show! I collect converse shoes (I have 9 pairs)

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Tara said...

I "collect" and slightly hoard books! :)

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Tara said...

I'd say June, because it was organized but still very messy! It looks the most clean of all the hoarders!

#2

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Tara said...

I'd say June, because it was organized but still very messy! It looks the most clean of all the hoarders!

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