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Clutter/ Hoarding Clean Up Resources
Counseling and Support

Elspeth Bell, Ph. D.
Address: 5850 Waterloo Road, Suite # 140  Columbia, MD 21045
elspethbellphd.com Phone: (410) 480-8052

        Individual therapy –office –based and in vivo (at home)

  • Hoarding and Clutter-related groups
  • Family Groups

Greenbelt CARES
Address: 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
www.greenbeltmd.gov Phone: (301) 345-6660 

  • Free Individual and Group Therapy for Greenbelt residents

Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
Address: 11227 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
www.behaviortherapycenter.com   Phone: (301) 593-4040

        Individual therapy – office-based and at home

        Hoarding Group

 The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Address: 7315 Hanover Parkway #C, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    Phone: (301) 313-0800   Email:  

Professional Organizers

Institute for Challenging Disorganization: www.challengingdisorganization.org  

National Association of Professional Organizers

NAPO –Washington, DC: www.napowdc.com 

Cheryl’s Organizing Concepts, LLC.: www.CherylsOrganizing.com  

Care for You, Inc.: www.careforyou.us  → Senior Care → Hoarding Remediation

Removal and Cleaning Services

Junk in the Trunk is a hauling service removes almost anything including: appliances, furniture, donation items, construction material, and landscaping debris.
Phone: (877) 548-8669 Website:
www.jitt.com Email:

ServiceMaster Restoration by Brent Cross provides cleaning and restoration services.
Phone: (301) 829-1700/ (301) 980-6240 Website:

Servpro services include water and fire damage restoration, mold remediation, general cleanings and pack-outs for hoarders.
www.servpro.com Email:

Address Our Mess services include removal and disposal of unwanted items, mold removal, janitorial and intense cleaning, cleaning of biohazard situations, and repairs and construction.
www.clutterhoardingcleanup.com  Email:

Hoarding Clean-Up is a database of qualifying hoarding specialists including cleaning companies, therapists and psychiatrists across the United States that are familiar with hoarding disorder. Website: www.hoardingcleanup.com

Cluttter Support Groups

Messies Anonymous

Clutters Anonymous

Less Is More Group
GAIL Program Geriatric Case Manager/ Counselor Tom Patota, LCSW-C
Phone: (301) 474-2038
For people who help de-clutter.
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770

First Wednesday of the month in room # 112. 

Reducing Paper (catalogs, mailings, etc)

Catalog Choice services include FREE managing mail, phone books and junk mail. Control the catalogs, coupons, credit offers, phone books, fliers, circulars, newsletters, and other unsolicited mail you receive.

ICS Delivery receive stockholder information such as prospectus, annual report and proxy statement online.  Website:

Opt Out Pre-Screen stops pre-approved credit card offers and insurance offers. Call is good for five years. A permanent opt out form can be mailed.
www.optoutprescreen.com Phone: (877) 567-8688

Yellow Pages Opt Out selects which printed phone books you want to receive.

Animal Hoarding
Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

Animal Hoarding: An In-Depth Look at the Phenomenon

Books on the Topic
  1. Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee
  2. Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael Thomkins and Tamara Hartl
  3. Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop by Fugen Neziroglu, Jerome Bubrick, and Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias
  4. Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide & Workbook by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost
  5. The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals by Christiana Bratiotis, Christina Schmalisch and Gail Steketee
  6. What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Hoarding by Judith Kolberg
  7. Conquering Chronic Disorganization by Judith Kolberg
  8. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee