My Mom is a hoarder. Her OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) really rages here. Newspapers. From back in 1981. She keeps every single one. She's afraid she'll miss something as she swears she'll go through them one day. She is adamantly opposed to anyone touching her piles, let alone entertaining the thought of just getting rid of them. We finally stopped her subscription in 2009, but you can imagine the piles. Thank God it's all in the basement, so this can't happen to her. Plus, she can't get up and down the stairs anymore, so next time I visit her, I'll create a distraction and start the long process of recycling.

Below is a video about a woman back East who's hoarding finally killed her.