Accessing resources and reading books can help you understand hoarding and what to do if you work in a support role or if you know a loved one living in a situation of hoarding or squalor.


  • Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins  (Author), Tamara L. Hartl (Author)
  • The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals by Christiana Bratiotis  (Author), Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch (Author), Gail Steketee  (Author)


Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Gail Steketee  (Author), Randy Frost (Author)

  • Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Jerome Bubrick (Author), Fugen Neziroglu (Author), Jose Yaryura-Tobias (Author), Patricia B. Perkins (Foreword)
  • Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Gail Steketee (Author), Randy O. Frost  (Author)
  • Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller (a memoir)
  • The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life by Robin Zasio  (Author)