What if I ask you about your most valued possession? Your mother’s jewellery? High school baseball memorabilia? That album of precious old photos? Now, imagine feeling the same way about every single item you have in the house.

Welcome to the mindset of compulsive hoarders.

In this article, we will share with you 10 quick tips on why you should NOT hoard junk, no matter how valuable they might seem.

#1. First things first. It’s BAD for your emotional health to hoard things that make you sad or depressed. Things like gifts from your ex or junk from an old home you were emotionally attached to, can hold you back and restrict your personal growth. It’s about time to move on with your life and get rid of the old stuff.

#2. Hoarding a lot of unwanted items means you have less space in the house for things that really matter. Living in a cluttered space can lead to stress and impact your quality of life. Studies show that hoarding disorder can have harmful effects – physical, emotional, financial, social, and even legal.

#3. With a lot of junk, it’s almost impossible to keep your things well organised. As a result, you will be scratching your head and pulling your hair out if you need to find that important file. Save yourself the trouble and remove that junk to avoid such situations.

#4. Junk collected over the years, slowly decay, resulting in odour, dust, and ammonia. This may cause serious air quality issues in your home, leading to breathing and respiratory problems. If people and animals live in such an environment for a long time, it can have a detrimental effect on their health.

#5. Hoarding is not limited to objects and compulsive hoarders may even store spoiled, half-eaten food on the pantry shelves and refrigerator. You are clearly providing a healthy ground for mildew and fungus to thrive. This will not only make your house stink but also pose serious health hazards.

#6. If you have piles of belongings stacked up inside your house, it is likely for unwanted things to end up in the toilet or drain, leading to a plethora of plumbing issues.

#7. Some people have the habit of hoarding pets. Too many animals living in a cluttered space can lead to serious health issues, especially if the owner does not remove animal waste.

#8. Decaying waste in the house attract rats, flies, cockroaches and other pests. They can contaminate food, leading to severe health problems.

#9. With piles of junk lying around the house, it may be difficult for technicians to walk and perform necessary maintenance work in the building, thus creating a safety hazard.

#10. Your clutter can become a deathtrap. In case of a fire outbreak, the junk can increase the intensity of the fire and even injure the firefighters trying to save you.

If these 10 quick tips on why you should NOT hoard junk rings a warning bell, Paul’s Rubbish Removal can help get rid of that clutter. We are Sydney’s cheapest removal company and we guarantee same day rubbish removal. We have over 10 years of experience in rubbish removal. Our professional and friendly can help you de-clutter your home, office, garage or just any space laden with junk.

We have a 15-mins response time and our representative will get in touch with you immediately. If you have questions, just call us and we will be happy to assist!

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