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A holistic approach toward dealing with hoarders

Ted Teichert would like to drag his old boat to the curb, put a “Free” sign on it, and have someone take it away.

What has stopped him is the certainty that his boat will meet the same fate as his old bed frame and his old sit-down mower — it will end up across the street in his neighbor’s yard, among a number of portable sheds and other items covered with tarps.

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