How Did We Discover SOS? Feb 9, 2011 17:46:26 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by gadget on Feb 9, 2011 17:46:26 GMT -5 My father passed away suddenly and my brother and I had to clean out his house in order to sell it and settle the estate. My parents divorced when I was very young and my father remarried. My step mother would never allow me in the house. Even after her death, I never visited his home. For years I thought it was because she didn't like me but when my Dad died I found out the truth.They lived in third degree squalor. My Father's house was the worst I had ever seen. 10 rooms of total chaos. I was so upset. It was not just the mess but the family members who came to laugh. It broke my heart. I saw the Hoarders show and started searching the internet to try to understand. I found the Squalor Survivors site and saw Kimmy's pictures. They looked just like my dads house! I later found this site.SOS has been such a help. I would go and clean every day at my Dad's house and then come and read this site. It helped me keep up my courage. and sanity. It took eight months to clean that house out. My Dad kept valuables and money hidden in his junk so we had to go very slowly and check each item out. We also found some very horrible things.By the time I finished cleaning my Dad's house, I realized I had a problem with squalor too! I have been working for almost two years cleaning up my mess as well. This site has been a lifesaver.