Many people tend to collect items regularly, just to end up hoarding them in their home. Hoarding has become a serious problem for many – and goes onto impact family members and even roommates. Many don’t even think of it as a serious problem because they may be ‘in it’ for the fun of collecting items; in reality, hoarding has become somewhat of an illness.
According to the International OCD Foundation, 1 in 20 people develop a serious hoarding problem. These people have difficulty getting rid of items that they collect overtime. They become heavily attached to items, even those without much – or any – value. While the seriousness of the problem varies widely, for most people, it becomes important to rid your home of excessive junk, even if only to foster a less hazardous environment for yourself and others around you.
There are many risks to filling a home with unnecessary items. One of the risks involve the possibility of causing health problems. With so many things piling up in the home, it is very difficult to maintain a clean home. Amidst the variety of dust and debris, foods, or insects of all kinds, mold is the most critical and harmful thing that may develop, even tucked away from eyesight. Mold poses a serious health threat, with its detrimental effects on respiratory health. Cluttered homes make it even harder for maximum circulation of airflow throughout the home, inevitably causing a buildup of mold.
In addition, having a high amount of clutter in the home makes it difficult for emergency personnel to enter your home when you are in need of assistance. If you are urgently needing to receive assistance immediately, the medical emergency personnel will have a hard time getting to you because of all of the home clutter blocking their way.
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