The Worst Kitchens in New York City

Disaster Masters founder Ron Alford, takes you through some of the filthiest kitchens that you will find in homes in New York City.

During their work, Ron and the Disaster Masters team come across all kinds of vermin. Beware, this video is not for those with weak stomachs.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Ron at 1-800-ThePlan, or send him an email at ron@disastermasters.com, for immediate solutions.

What is Shop & Drop?

In footage taken on a recent project in NYC, Disaster Masters founder Ron Alford, discusses the phenomenon that is shop & drop.

This project was the worst case of shop & drop, that Ron has seen in 35 years of working with those suffering from hoarding and disposophobia.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Ron at 1-800-ThePlan, or send him an email at ron@disastermasters.com, for immediate solutions.

What does a hoarder’s home look like now?

Last month, we posted a video of Hoarding Coach and Disaster Masters founder Ron Alford giving a tour of a hoarder’s home. As before, this home appears perfectly normal from the outside, but the interior is a completely different story.

Ron also gives insight into the intellect of a hoarder, and how they let their homes get that way. It is never too late to turn your life around.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Ron at 1-800-ThePlan, or send him an email at ron@disastermasters.com, for immediate solutions.

 

Treasures Lost Amid the Clutter

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Disaster Masters filter through the clutter, to ensure that valuables are safely located.

Recently deceased Wall Street mogul Lewis David Zagor, has been making the news today as his widow seeks to uncover the keys to his fortune, buried under over 30 years of clutter in his Park Avenue apartment.

Disaster Masters have been carrying out this type of service for over 35 years. We recently received a call from a social worker, at our New York office. She had a client that was housed in a rehabilitation center, but unable to return home, due to a “clutter condition”.

The clutter was much worse than the video depicted in the DNA.info link above. It was so bad, that we could not even enter the dining room!

The client had neglected himself and the home for the previous 40 years. He had accumulated over 20,000 books, magazine collections going back to the 1950’s and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of un-cashed checks and buried assets.

We filtered through the clutter and uncovered the client’s cash, jewelery, stock certificates, un-cashed checks, and valuables. The assets located for the client were enough to pay for the whole project many times over!

Disaster Masters at Work

Disaster Masters are experts at examining paperwork, to ensure that the important documents are saved for the client.

Our specialized team of project managers rescued the home and enabled the client’s return. Moreover, our coaching and follow-up procedures will ensure that this client will be able to maintain their home in pristine condition for years to come.

The social worker that initially called us that day said that our Disposophobia team are “miracle workers”. Working miracles is what we do at Disaster Masters, with over 35 years experience and thousands of recovered cases. We have been there, done that and know what works and what does not work for people who are simply dysfunctional.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding or Disposophobia problem, please contact us at 1-800-ThePlan, or send us an email to info@disastermasters.com, for immediate solutions.

Disposophobia follows you from the home

Disaster Masters founder, Ron Alford, examines a client’s car and discusses how if one is a hoarder/ disposophopic at home, they are likely to display those characteristics outside the home also.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Disaster Masters national office at 1-800-ThePlan, or send us an email at helpme@theplan.com, for immediate solutions.

Disaster Masters Florida and Disaster Masters North Carolina

While Disaster Masters have always been a national company, we have now begun centralized operations in both Florida and in North Carolina. Now, our friends in both Florida and North Carolina can benefit from the raft of services provided by Disaster Masters. To access your local site, please click on the links below.

Disaster Masters Florida

 

Disaster Masters NC

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Disaster Masters national office at 1-800-ThePlan, or send us an email at helpme@theplan.com, for immediate solutions.

Your shrink cannot fix this!

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Your shrink cannot fix this.

Disposophobia was coined in 1995, by Ron Alford, founder of Disaster Masters, Inc.®, because he realized that the mental health professionals and the media had it all wrong. Disposophobia and hoarding are not the same thing. Disposophobia is still, and always will be defined as “The fear of getting rid of stuff”.

Ron Alford says that, “Psychiatrists and therapists have never cured an alcoholic, or a smoker, they cannot cure a real hoarder. Disposophobia is a self-taught behavior that can be rectified.”

“It is not something that can be cured by mental health professionals, TV shows, organizers or relatives”, he says. “Drugs will not solve the problem either, these efforts do not work, and more often than not, therapy can make the situation worse.”

The real way to solve this mess comes from within. The first step to freeing yourself from the strangling effects of too much stuff is to make the decision to call the Disaster Masters. Over the past 35 years, Ron Alford and the Disaster Masters have given 1,000’s of dysfunctional people, who were buried in clutter, a new life.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding or Disposophobia problem, please call us at 1-800-ThePlan, or email Disaster Masters for immediate solutions.

What does a hoarder’s home look like?

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a hoarder’s house looks like? Sure, you were able to see what you were allowed to on those hoarding shows, but what is it really like?

Hoarding Coach and Disaster Masters founder, Ron Alford gives you a personal tour of a hoarder’s home. This home appears perfectly normal from the outside, but the interior is a completely different story.

Check out Ron’s guided tour of the ground level of the home below.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact Ron at 1-800-ThePlan, or send him an email at helpme@theplan.com, for immediate solutions.

How can I help a hoarder?

Every year, we at Disaster Masters receive thousands of calls from concerned relatives and friends of hoarders. All want to know the same thing, “How can I help my friend, who is a hoarder?”

Disaster Masters founder, Ron Alford explains how you can help your hoarder friends.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact us at 1-800-ThePlan, or send us an email at helpme@theplan.com for immediate solutions.

The genesis of the hoarding TV shows

Back in 2001, Disaster Masters® was featured in a piece on MSNBC, which was the first instance of a true disposophobia/ hoarding situation on US terrestrial television.

Disaster Masters have been providing solutions to people suffering from hoarding and clutter situations across the United States, since 1980. We are the oldest and most reputable providers of Life Transition Management™ services, contents management services and hoarding/ clutter cleanouts in the country.

If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding, syllogomania or Disposophobia situation, please contact us at 1-800-ThePlan, or send us an email at helpme@theplan.com for immediate solutions.