There are about 3 million hoarders in the United Kingdom. This program focuses on such different topics as: obsessive cleaners who live with extreme anxiety at the thought of dirt; people who become hoarders as a result of bereavement and other traumas; and the perils of breathing in dust and unknown particulate matter, which might even be toxic. Hoarders find it easier to let their things go if they donate to charity, rather than throwing them into the skip. Linda Dykes of Abergele, Wales, known as the "Queen of Gleam," has an obsessive-compulsive need to clean. She has a team who help clear Britain's public spaces of graffiti and of over two million pieces of litter that are dropped outdoors each day. The program shows Linda and her squad clean up a Victorian underpass in Redhill, Surrey. Volunteers include Cheyza Burch and friend Michele, who provide humor and drama in a scene in which they use an industrial-strength jet washer to clean the brick walls of grime. Next, she calls in ...
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After the program, there is an update, with photos:
"Frank's house has been kept trip-free and he's organised a regular cleaner to come once a week.
Denise still performs her rituals and dusts her house every day.
In Buckinghamshire, Helen has kept the house clutter-free and in her own words "cannot stop cleaning."
Adam still positions everything with the same precision as before. But he's relaxed his attitude to cleaning." See more