Friday, January 7, 2011

Why does hoarding happen?

by Ariel Wesler

Fires show how dangerous hoarding can be. We wanted to find out why some people clutter their homes. Experts say it is a psychological condition, more common among women and seniors. They are more likely to attach sentimental value to everyday items.

"When you're a senior, you've retired. You're no longer going out. Perhaps the social pressure to have a neater, cleaner home is less because you're more homebound," said Joyce Lippman with the Area Agency on Aging..." More

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