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"Floorboards had peeled back and had open holes in the floor," remembers Ceci. "There was fecal matter, no running water,  and she didn't really have heat." "Floorboards had peeled back and had open holes in the floor," remembers Ceci. "There was fecal matter, no running water, and she didn't really have heat."
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Judi Manuel has a lot of stuff in her apartment.

"It's a comfort," she said.

But what's there now, is nothing compared to what she used to keep in her home.

When authorities stepped in because of the unsafe condition of Judi's house, that's also when her daughter, Ceci Garrett, stepped in. 

"Floorboards had peeled back and had open holes in the floor," remembers Ceci. "There was fecal matter, no running water,  and she didn't really have heat."  

They filled 3, 40-foot dumpsters with stuff from Judi's 600 foot house.

"You could've supplied a school with supplies for a half century," with things from Judi's house, she explained. 

And now, Judi still likes her crafts, she just knows, "so much in the world has meaning, but we can't keep everything."

Governor Jay Inslee did declare this week to be Hoarding Disorder Awareness Week in Washington State.

If you know someone who is suffering from a hoarding disorder, you can reach out to Ceci and her non-profit, Lightening the Load: http://www.lighteningtheload.org/

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