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TrashMan's story

For many years, I thought I was the only one on earth who lived in a world full of last year's trash.

I am a Christian and a Youth Pastor, but still, I lived in, as you say, squalor. I grew up in a home where my mother cleaned and never let things get out of hand. My younger brother and older sister are clean and neat. Then there's me.

I tried to keep my home clean when I lived in apartments and did pretty good, but when I bought my own home things changed for some reason. After seeing your web site and the pictures that the young lady sent of her house before and after, I sat here and cried. I felt pain like I had never felt it before. My heart broke as I looked at every picture and saw MY home on line. My house was, no, IS as bad as hers was and I am ashamed of it.

I have never let anyone in my home and even my own mother has never been inside, and she only lives 5 mins away. After looking at all the photos and crying for a good long while, I decided to take action. I asked God to give me the energy and desire to clean this MESS up. I have spent all day yesterday and most of this evening cleaning.

Thank you for being brave enough to put this site up and God Bless anyone who it has helped.