This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. It can be seen online here. The show is a kind of intervention which involves confrontation of the hoarder by their friends and family, as well as a team of psychologists, professional organizers, and cleaning crews. Verna Carter said that in her case, however, 'Hoarders' hasn't held up its end of the bargain.
According to Carter, 'Hoarders' failed to do a proper clean-up job on her house "because they just ran out of trucks. If nothing else, Monday's episode of 'Hoarders' was a testament to just how much stuff there was to be cleaned out of Carter's Westside home. The show brought viewers on an all-too-detailed tour through the maze of boxes and old furniture that guarded the front door, and into Carter's home which was so full that she had been forced up a rickety painter's ladder into her attic bed to sleep at night, a dangerous feat of coordination for a woman of her age and limited mobility.
Clean-up crews are still in the process of mitigating Carter's hoard, more than two months after film crews left the area. Carter thinks that 'Hoarders' got in over its head. I feel that if they had gone in beforehand and seen how it was, they would have said 'no'. Carter was an officer with the Santa Cruz Police Department and patrolled the Boardwalk in the 70's, a crack-cocaine dealer in the 80's, an inmate in Chowchilla women's prison in the early 90's, and a model for painters and artists in the ensuing decades.
Eventually, however, Carter's identity became so wrapped up in compulsive collecting, a habit which filled her Westside home to the brim with assorted debris, that it put a dangerous strain on her friends, family, and her own health.
The drama surrounding this struggle is where the show draws it true appeal, aside from the shock value which comes from its examination of peoples out-of-control homes.
On Christmas Day, while the show's film crews were still present, Carter's brother Xavior Anthony 'Tony' Guliford, 61, committed suicide in his house several doors down the street by suffocating himself with helium gas. Carter said she didn't think it was connected to the show, however other friends suspect it was no coincidence that he chose to take his life while the show was still filming at his sister's house.
He had major mood swings, oh boy, did he ever have mood swings. Another couple of months, and I would have been," she said, only half-joking. A craftsperson.
A Week After the World Saw Her House Cleaned by 'Hoarders,' The Stuff is Still There
Hoarder or not, Carter brings the age-old adage 'one person's trash is another's treasure' to its limit. Now, personally, myself, I wouldn't have thrown it away. What you do is you get in there and sew it back up. The damn thing cost 40 bucks! Carter said she never would have been involved with 'Hoarders' if her daughter, Rhonda Carter, 41, a bus driver for Santa Cruz Metro, had not intervened.
We went to them. Rhonda chased them for months to come because of what it would cost to haul all the stuff away. On the show's third day of clean-up, Verna Carter's unmovable attachment to her hoard collided with her daughter's unstoppable will to clean her mother's house. At the show's climax, Verna Carter bowed to the pressure and handed the rein's to her daughter. She knows that I won't be able to clean it up, regardless of what I say, I'm probably not going to get it cleaned up.
She's probably right, and so I walked away from it. At that point I didn't really care what they took and what they didn't; I just didn't want to alienate myself any more from my daughter.
We have a very good relationship; it gets fragile at times, which is why I decided to just step back and let her run the show. Carter can relate to her daughter's frustration with her hoard. Her mother, who lives across the street, is also a long time compulsive hoarder. There was no way to get in there short of kicking the door down. I didn't want the kind of relationship I have with my mother, with my daughter.
The clean-up went more smoothly under Rhonda Carter's control, and the show ended on a hopeful note, hinting that Verna may soon be able to return to her home. While Carter holds 'Hoarders' in pretty low regard, she does look forward to the possibility of returning home.
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Read Today. Program Guide. Radio Listen Live. Story Audio.By aquarian1January 12, in Hoarders [V]. Paranormal entities frighten a woman into severe hoarding that has forced her and her children into a shelter. Also: a San Francisco man faces criminal charges after his hoard caught fire and nearly burnt down city block.
There is a fifteen minute preview of this episode that my Directv picked up and recorded. Definitely not for the faint of heart or stomach. Please tell me, is there animal abuse?
We need to have like a flag in each episode that warns of animal abuse so I won't watch it I'm that person that dives across the room to change the channel when an ASPCA commercial comes on. The paranormal idiot did have children who were forced to live in a shelter with her. To me, child abuse tops everything.
Though apparently, that's not a priority with most social services. My love for Matt Paxton and Cory Chalmers grows every season. They are the dynamic duo of saving hoarders. And of course I find it hard to believe they let her stay for so long in a domestic violence shelter because there was no domestic partner, therefore no domestic violence except maybe for abuse of the children with the occultbut maybe they felt sorry for her psychiatric condition. Zazio wouldn't confront her with her occult paranoid delusions but rather she worked with them.
OK, maybe in the short term to get the house cleaned but I hope this will be addressed in some serious medical psychiatric follow up. The Wizard of Ogden LOL cracked me up, playing bad flute, blowing cigarette smoke through a bamboo pole and fake hocus pocus gourd with a "new" hole in it - it was a pretty comical "exorcism" and Shannon was pretty nonplussed with the whole procedure. The demons were probably only mildly amused or puzzled. Shannon smoked like a chimney herself, it should have kept the demons away!
I have zero expectations that her clean, un-demoned house will last. That San Fran row house, is it worth 2 million in this half-rotten, half-burned condition? How did Ray even acquire this? How did they know they were drinking juice or bottles of urine? So many questions.
In my notes I wrote "Tony doesn't look well" and "that urine sure is cloudy, someone has a raging case of pyelonephritis" so no surprise for me about his demise. The septic cleaning gave me the dry heaves I was wondering about the shelter stay as well.
In fact, it ticked me off because she was taking space from an actual victim. Yeah, I thought Tony looked pretty bad when he was laying in bed before the clean up. I was happy to see the neighbors were so supporting of Ray. I wonder how much Shannon's TBI caused her thinking to be confused. Hope she uses the after service therapy so she can be a more stable person and parent. Hoarding and house demons are just the surface of Shannon's issues, sadly.
The oldest kid broke my heart She kept saying stuff like, "Well, my mom says that the salt keeps the demons away," and such