What Kinds of Dangers Could Hoarding and Cluttering Involve?
Hoarding and cluttering both can lead to a series of physical ailments or injuries that could even become life threatening for most specifically children, the elderly, or people with low immune systems or sicknesses. For starters, it’s hard to move around. Tripping and falling is common. Things falling on a child or adult could cause serious injury. There is always the issue of a medical emergency – and the medical workers can’t get to you. Even roaches, fleas, insects, mold or other types of airborne germs floating around could causes sickness or even death. Condemnations and renter eviction are also common. Sometimes child or adult protective services has to step in, removing everyone from the home until clean.
Unfortunately many neighbors are effected by hoarding and cluttering as well. Usually pest and rodents become so multiplied that everyone in apartment complexes begin experiencing the same issues. Building structures become unsound and unsafe and sometimes nasty outside as well as inside, affecting the price of homes within the neighborhood.
Generally clutter or disorganization is the result of a mental disorder, although sometimes these messy situations can occur from a multitude of reasons. Deaths of family members or loved ones can leave behind a tremendous amount of personal items that need to be arranged, sorted through, donated &/or packed away safely. Other times downsizing from one living space to another could also become unmanageable with the extra clothes, toys, furniture or knick knacks that you simply do not have space for anymore. Mentally these other types of clutter situations can cause a high level of stress and anxiety on individuals taking care of a family or holding down a career.