she has lived in our home for over seven years and it is been a fight from day one. She won't get rid of junk mail and gets things out of the trash and buys junk from catalogs which she hides in her room. We tried to clean it out when she is out of town at her sisters house but it becomes a fight and she continues to hoard. She does not pay us to live here and we pay for telephone and cable for her use only. She doesn't drive any longer and is not capable of living on her own. She refuses to give my husband her checkbook so he can pay her bills instead of her spending her money on junk. I've told her she is no longer allowed to get the mail since she is not capable of throwing away junk mail. We talked to her doctor who put her on antidepressants but she refuses to take them. Her home had a path through the hoard and she is re-creating the same environment in her room and bathroom in our home. She just came back after a six week visit with her sister and wanted to bring 8 boxes of stuff she bought at an auction. My husband refused to bring them home and her sister is now mad at us telling us we don't giver her enough room in our house. I know hoarding is a mental illness but it's our home and I feel we should have control over the amount of junk she hoards. Do we just bite the bullet and get rid of junk and donate the hundreds of bowled up books etc?