We live in the 3-room apartment in a big story building. A few years ago, mom started to collect large amount of clothes and different useless items, that other people were throwing out of their home (she looked out for it in local trash boxes around the city).
Her apartment is filled to the top with plastic bags full of clothes, the only place left is small corridor to her bad, but even that corridor is partially blocked now by some stuff.
Our entire apartment is filled with rummage and junk.
I’ve consulted the professional psychiatrist about the case, and he said there’s not a lot that can be done: she’s not presenting any danger to surrounding (by the law, in our country, you can only isolate a person if they represent danger to people around, and she just quietly collects gigantic amounts of stuff in our home, so, no direct danger to anybody).
Not that I want to isolate my mother, or put her in a room wrapped in cushions, hell no.
But I want to help her somehow and help myself - the amount of clothes and items in the bags is so big, that it reaches the ceiling and I can even barely move through the rooms and it’s hard to do my ordinary everyday tasks, like cooking or cleaning. For example, to open a fridge door, I’ve to pull aside a big box, left after a water boiler, filled with clothes up to the top, pick something out of the fridge, and move it back.
All that situation upsets me a lot, and I don't know what to do (especially, after medical professional wasn't able to help).