I am sincererly sorry you find yourself in this position. As you can see, on a public message board, you will get all kinds of input and responses. First, no matter what anyone tells you or posts on here, this is not your fault. We know most family members have tried relentlessly to clean a loved ones house, but simply are not allowed to. If it was that easy, you wouldn't be posting on here, just like if it were that easy for your mother, she would have cleaned it already herself. These situations are extremely sad because until the person struggling with these tendencies and behaviors want to get help and change, they are not going to. We can rush in and clean out a house, but that is just the symptom of the true problem, so without addressing the problem, nothing has changed. Just like we don't take a bottle from an alcoholic and leave thinking we cured them, becuse they will just go get another bottle. So cleaning is not the complete answer, working on the issues that are causing the hoarding behaviors is the real solution. If she refuses to get the necessary help, there is little anyone can do to force her. A city/county can condemn her house, but again that ends in tragedy and failure and still doesn't stop the behavior. The only way for her to figure out why she has this issue and then work on it with professionals. I would be happy to speak with you more if you ever want to talk. You can find my info on www.HOARDERS.com.