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Food Hoarders (or How to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning)

John struggles to admit that an orange pepper has, in fact, gone bad. Even after Sarah, a personal organizer assigned the task of helping John clean out his fridge, points out mold spots, he grimaces to see it thrown away. This is because John is a food hoarder —  a psychological condition only recently studied at length. Hoarding, or “stock piling” as it’s called in some cases, is characterized by the excessive retention of … well, everything, as well as an inability to organize and throw things away. From the outside, people like John appear to live normal lives in normal apartments and homes, but inside it’s just a downright mess.

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A Food Hoarder’s Kitchen

Stuffed: Food Hoarders

Are you a food hoarder?  Food hoarding is defined by three basic characteristics:

  • Excessive acquisition of food
  • Inability to organize it
  • Extreme discomfort getting rid of it

This Sunday @ 8pm ET, join Cooking Channel for a glimpse into the world of people who can’t part with their food in Stuffed: Food Hoarders.

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