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