–Disposophobia, what is that?
-The fear of getting rid of stuff.
-That sounds pretty intense. Is that like those people you see on those hoarding shows on TV?
-Yes & no. You & I are both disposophobic.
-What? No way. My house doesn’t look like that.
-Let’s try an experiment that proves my point, OK? Take out your wallet, and remove your credit cards.
-Now throw each & every one in the garbage can. While you are at it, take out your cash, and throw that in there too.
-What? No! Are you crazy?
-No, but this shows that you are a disposophobic. You have a fear of getting rid of your stuff. It is not as chronic as the people featured on those shows, but it’s like comparing an alcoholic, to a person who has an occasional drink. It’s a different level of addiction.
Since it was initially coined & trademarked by Ron Alford, founder of Disaster Masters, Inc. ®in 1995, the definition of disposophobia has been maligned by so called experts, but though it has some links with what we now call hoarding, Disposophobia is still defined as “The fear of getting rid of stuff”.
Disposophobia is an evaluation of a person that relates to their belongings. It is a thought process for every human that decides on the value of their possessions. Disposophobia is an internal thought, by a human, with relationship to their possessions.
Disposophobia has gotten a lot more attention over the past few years in the media, and on TV shows, the original being the BBC show, featuring Disaster Masters, Inc. ®, “A life of Grime: New York”. Disaster Masters, Inc. ® is America’s most experienced & oldest contents management organization that provides cost efficient solutions for people who suffer from Disposophobia. Having de-cluttered thousands of Disposophobics over the last 35 years, Disaster Masters, Inc. ®are the eminent experts in the field.
Disposophobia is not something that can be cured by either a mental health professional, or by a garbage removal service. Just like a mental health professional has never cured an alcoholic, they cannot cure a Disposophobic. The recovery comes when the subject decides that they no longer want to live that life. Disaster Masters, Inc. ® provides the coaching to assist with this life change, and provides the expertise in sorting out the valuables from the clutter.
Disposophobia, simply put is a fear of disposing, or getting rid of, personal belongings, such as money, jewelry, or last week’s newspapers.
If you, or a friend, or family member suffer from chronic disposophobia, and you need help, check out our website, where you can learn a little more about Disposophobia, read about the services & expertise provided by Disaster Masters, Inc. ®, and see how we can help you.