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5 of the Physical Dangers Caused by Too Much Clutter

There are entire television networks devoted to America’s love of possessions. Shows such as Hoarders, Clean Sweep, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo showcase the problems that people have with clutter. But there are many negative impacts of allowing too much clutter in your life. A lot of it can have detrimental effects on your physical well-being. That is that your clutter can kill you.

1. Clutter Increases Stress Hormone Production

A 2009 UCLA research study found that mothers who saw their homes as “cluttered” had stress hormone levels indicative or chronic stress. These moms also had higher rates of depression, isolation, and anxiety when compared to mothers who didn’t see their homes as cluttered.

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2. Clutter Causes Respiratory Hazards

Clutter provides ample space for dust to settle. Add a little bit of moisture and mold and mildew can set in. Both situations may create respiratory problems. From issues such as sneezing, coughing, and irritated eyes, to more serious problems such as bronchitis and aggravating asthma.  Dust and mold allergies are common, and they can also cause breathing issues if the dust and mold are not managed. But lots of clutter makes it difficult to clean and dust to get rid of it.

3. Clutter Increases Risks of Serious Injuries Due to Trips and Falls

More clutter means more opportunities for tripping over it. And if you fall, landing on that clutter might cause serious injuries. Too many possessions on shelves can cause them to collapse. Too much stuff packed into a closet can bury you when you open the door.

4. Too Much Clutter Increases Fire Risk and Limits Escape Opportunities

If clutter piles up to the point of blocking doorways and windows, avenues of escape during an emergency such as a fire are blocked, increasing the risk of entrapment.

5. Clutter Leads to Unhealthy Eating

If your kitchen and dining areas are cluttered with dirty dishes, old food containers, recyclables, you will be less inclined to eat there. Several studies have shown that you will be more likely to eat out or eat pre-packaged food which tends to have more sugar and more fat than regular whole foods. Because clutter causes stress, some people may react to that stress by overeating or eating foods that are bad for you.

Too much clutter has too much of a negative impact on your physical well-being to allow it to continue. Want to know the fastest way to get rid of it? A roll-off dumpster rental from Circle J Roll-Offs. We can provide you with the dumpster rental size that is right for your clutter removal needs. Just complete our online contact form or call 334.271.6900 (for Montgomery area customers) or call 251.661.0001 (for Mobile area customers) or send an email to sales@circlejroll-offsinc.com and one of our roll-off dumpster experts will help you select the dumpster rental size that is right for you.

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