Hoarding ScaleS

Two useful assessment tools can help professionals assess the level of hoarding behavior to develop appropriate interventions.

National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) Clutter-Hoarding Scale is an assessment tool that provides narrative parameters to help professionals classify the severity of hoarding.

The Clutter Image Rating, developed by Dr. Randy Frost and the International OCD Foundation, provides a series of pictures of rooms in various stages of clutter. The picture scales are available for the rooms below:

Living Room

Living Room Clutter Image Rating


Kitchen - Clutter Image Rating


Bedroom - Clutter Image Rating


Bathroom - Clutter Image Rating