my husband's 17 yr old daughter (who is not my daughter nor have I raised her--we have been together 4 yrs) has very crippling mental health issues. One of her issues is compulsive hoarding and turning her room into a glaring example of Hoarders (rest of our home is just fine).
I used to clean her room, but, once I got pregnant (currently 8 months), I have not had the physical capacity for it. My husband does not do so--because he says he is "overwhelmed"--he generally seems exhausted by her entire complex of severe behavioral issues. As a result, no one is cleaning it.
What can be done in this situation? As of NOW, her room is not a safety hazard but I can see it becoming one. Both her psychologist and psychiatrit are aware, but aside from prescribing antidepressants and talk therapy, they have not advised on this. Her biological mother is not in the picture whatsoever, btw.