Hoarder dies in Connecticut after 1st floor collapses into basement under weight of clutter
Police in Connecticut say a hoarder has died after the cluttered first floor of her home collapsed into the basement.Uh, 'MURICA? I suppose it's a true #firstworldproblem, in that you're accumulating so much stuff that it causes your domicile to have structural failure... Now, the story is really just a quick blurb, so there's not a lot to go on, but given that it was a postal carrier that called in the wellness check, I'm guessing that this wasn't a particularly social person...
Authorities say 66-year-old Beverly Mitchell was found dead in her Cheshire home Saturday, a day after a postal carrier called police to request a welfare check because her mail was piling up.
Folks, if you have so much crap that your floor gives way, you need to re-examine your priorities. Or at the very least move to a single-floor dwelling on a concrete pad rather than a house with a foundation.
Now, I can somewhat empathize. We had trouble divesting of past items in our house in MA - the fact that we needed not one but two 30 yard dumpsters to get rid of junk, on top of donating a LOT of stuff to charity (you know those donation dumpster things for clothes? We filled THREE of them. THREE). But so much stuff the floor collapsed? Not so much.
Now, the garage, OTOH...
That is all.