This fall my grandmother on my dad’s side passed away leaving all her worldly possessions, which she had a few. She was a bit of a hoarder. But a lot of it was not junk; it was trinkets and things she brought back from traveling the world. After her funeral I knew I had to document the house before it was totally cleaned up to be sold. I am glad I did. I am told I would not recognize the house now that it’s cleaned out.
It can seem crazy to us looking in at all of this stuff. It’s so easy to think, “How could you let it get to this point.” But for some people there is an attachment to the material things that defies all logic and reason.