I think my parents are hoarders...Watch
But my mother is pretty much just as bad, but apparently she cannot see it? She seems to think putting things in a pile is organising, so there are piles of her things literally all over the house. On every shelf, every bookshelf, every corner of almost every room. Piles. It took me a full day to go through the stuff on this desk just to be able to use it. Any surface, a box, an old washing machine (I don't even know why it's still here?) becomes a new place to put things on. Broken items get left in a corner and replaced, time and time again. And because the kitchen cupboards are full of things that almost certainly don't need to be there any more, she has started keeping her recent purchases in bags under the table.
This has definitely been going on for a long time, but it's getting to me now, it makes me feel kind of sick. It's like she is intentionally avoiding it, or genuinely doesn't see it.
Any time I even hint at her items strewn across the house, she will deflect to like the 3 belongings I have in the room (and in the past, both my parents pointed the finger at each other). I offered more than once to help her sort one of the problematic cupboards, but each time she opted to watch TV instead. She has also said that she "wants to get on with her life," so the piles persist, but it just seems… lazy to me? Sometimes I wonder if she's planning to leave all this for me to sort through as well. But don't I have a life I'm supposed to be getting on with as well?
I am not sure what I can or should do at this point, but it's getting kind of ridiculous IMO. Any thoughts?
Your family do sound like hoarders and I would hate it too but what can you do? Not much in reality as it isn't your house. I would just accept it while you live at home and resolve to live in a more minimalist way when you move out.