This article is shared by Lancaster County Link partner, Mary Ellen Mahoney of Caring Transitions of Lancaster County, PA.
“It’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.
“With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore the dangers of clutter and provide tips on cleaning your home and clearing your mind for a senior living move.
“When clutter gets out of control
“Let’s be honest—many of us live in somewhat cluttered households. Seman points out that the average American home has more than 300,000 items.
“But is clutter really all that dangerous? Seman says it is: ‘Some of the more obvious dangers are the risks for personal injury, such as trips and falls.’ In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older, according to ‘Injury Facts 2017,’ the National Safety Council’s statistical report on unintentional injuries.”
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