When does collecting become hoarding? This set of nine pictures from the Clutter Image Rating (CIR) scale represents the full range of clutter in a typical bedroom. This measure is used by mental health professionals, family members, and people with hoarding disorder.  Service providers such as fire, police, housing staff, and professional organizers also use these scales to help quantify the extent of clutter in standard rooms in the person’s home.
From Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Therapist Guide, Second Edition by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost, Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Workbook, Second Edition by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost, and Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, Second Edition by David Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee

When does collecting become hoarding? This set of nine pictures from the Clutter Image Rating (CIR) scale represents the full range of clutter in a typical bedroom. This measure is used by mental health professionals, family members, and people with hoarding disorder.  Service providers such as fire, police, housing staff, and professional organizers also use these scales to help quantify the extent of clutter in standard rooms in the person’s home.

From Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Therapist Guide, Second Edition by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost, Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Workbook, Second Edition by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost, and Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, Second Edition by David Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee