StuffBusters Owner on Chicago Tonight Hoarding Segment


StuffBusters owner, Patty Wolf, CPO-CD® and Hoarding Specialist, is featured on this Chicago Tonight hoarding segment by Channel 11 WTTW Chicago, “Unpacking the Rise of Hoarding,” which aired on September 28, 2015.

Phil Ponce, a TV journalist with Chicago Tonight hosted the hoarding segment. Mr. Ponce notes that some city officials are seeing an uptick in calls for hoarding help. The increase in calls may be due to TV reality shows raising awareness about the serious problems of hoarding such as fire hazards and insect infestations. Depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder are often contributing factors.

In 2015, two northside Chicago aldermen created a hoarding task force dubbed “The Help for Hoarding Collaborative.” They’re hoping to find solutions rather than evictions for those in need. In this 6:16 minute segment, Patty Wolf of StuffBusters Professional Organizing (at 04:10 minutes into the segment) discusses facets of her work in the field of hoarding. Patty and her team of trained professional organizers offer hoarding support in Chicago IL and Louisville KY.