My friend is a classic example. Poor guy. His garage door springs are broke now and since there is not 2" of room in his 2-3 car garage he can't even get to the door to fix it. We'll have to force the door openly manually somehow from the outside. He has thousands of lbs of junk in there. Of course to a hoarder, every item is precious and valuable. I've even offered to get 3-4 friends together, get a 40-yard dumpster delivered to clean all the crap out but I think he'd rather off himself than let that happen. He has OCD and spends many hours weekly burning DVDs and CDs and has tens of thousands of them standing everywhere in his house. Hundreds of film cans. Dozens of projectors - old crap 8mm. Old, broken video games. Four vehicles he hasn't driven in months of years, but won't sell, won't insure, won't properly maintain. Amazingly, like an alcoholic (unfortunately he is one of those also) he thinks there is no problem at all. Really messed up situation. If the dudes from Storage Wars were bidding on all the contents of his garage (minus a Chevy lifted truck) they'd bid a negative amount to haul it all to the dump. He thinks it is worth Fort Knox. Apparently, only .4% of the US population are considered to be serious hoarders like my friend. So, except for the TV show, most people are unaware of it.