There were plenty of shows on TV that depict people who are hoarders.
I doubt there is anyone alive who doesn’t guess what hoarding is? I knew what it was from the time I was old enough to talk.
My uncle had a menagerie in his house. It was cluttered everywhere, however it wasn’t the typical hoarder type of clutter. Each pile of clutter was set up as a living picture. He even had a bunch of old Heating plus A/C parts in the family room. They were set up like they were in an old cabin. I noticed that there were strange types of Heating plus A/C systems in every room. While my uncle was in the hospital, his child decided to surprise him and have the house cleaned while he was gone. He wanted there to be a family room downstairs so he didn’t need to climb the stairs. That’s when the two of us realized his strange habit of showcasing Heating plus A/C parts, spread to the upstairs. My cousin said he had never Heating plus A/C parts like this before, and he had been an Heating plus A/C tech for twenty years. I often wondered why he never came current home and noticed this, so I asked. He said my uncle had started his hoarding when his mom died. He could not change things back then, and his dad told him to transport out. Although my uncle went to visit him, he wasn’t allowed to come back to this house. After all the Heating plus A/C parts were taken to the recycling center, the two of us had enough cash to install a current Heating plus A/C method into the house and get the house livable again.