Shameful is fitting, here.
Some individuals who hoard, have been left homeless after their seemingly, well-meaning families have "cleaned them out" of all their possessions, including the house.
After the clean out, the individual who hoards will ask for the return of their possessions and hear, "It is in the dump because that is where it belongs."
Family members, who have done clean-outs, state that the hoarding family member is a disgrace.
When pressed for more information, family members have justified these clean outs, as "he/she deserved it." Do you realize the shunning hoarders endure; it is both undeserved and injurious to their reputation.
Do you know a child of a hoarder; the whispers behind their back, the taunting to their face; the shame cast upon them by society?
Cleaning out a hoarder's home without permission is both harmful and traumatic. I call it stealing.
Adult child of a parent with late-onset hoarding disorder