Veni Vidi Ego Dubito
I've seen worse too just not a doll 'collector' like that. I've been in a house were each room was different storage, say for empty tin cans and large plastic Folgers canister, the other room had the magazines and newspapers, etc, up to window sill and above.
Walking in, my first thought is always about fire. No way someone is getting out though the house...
I've been in hoarder houses with the pile canyon pathways. That's got to be a top Fireman nightmare!
It is a HUGE problem in the suburban setting around here. So much that our FD participated in a hoarding task force with social services, community risk reduction, and the building department. It is absolutely compulsive. I remember several where a local church in conjunction with the task force worked for months to “gently” declutter this one woman’s house. When they were done it was much better and very livable. Within 1 year it was back to square one.Hording, as entertaining as it is from the outside perspective, is really a sad situation of mental illness.
I'm sure they realize the problem and are simply incapable of change of behavior. So settle in with the acceptance and misery.
I'll tell ya the really creepy thing... The Cubs don't have cheerleaders!
I've 'walked' through hoarder houses where I could taste the air. Here's a lead I recently got to creepyville:
Easy! Le Carhartte…Only if you sew a designer label on the clothes.