There is clutter, but no concern for safety
The home is livable, but is in need of cleaning and may start to overwhelm residents
Home shows extreme disorganization
Home shows excessive clutter as well as extreme disorganization
Homes are hazardous and require professional help
We have all fallen on this scale at some point in our lives and could quite possibly be there now, especially for households that have small children living at home.
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (there’s a relatable title!) has classified hoarding behavior into five levels on their Clutter-Hoarding Scale.