We all have areas of clutter in our homes – spaces we mean to get to, but never find the time to organize. We often think of these areas as safe piles of innocuous stuff. But what would clutter cost you and your family if firearms were lying around, nobody knew where they were, the firearms were loaded, and they were not in your home, but in the homes of people you visit?
As the owner of a professional organizing business, I visit many people’s homes. And yes, I came face to face with a gun in a client’s home when I reached under the bed to remove some boxes. I had broken a cardinal rule. I had forgotten to ask the client to remove any firearms from the space we were going to be working in.
With the recent agreement by senators to start a debate on gun safety measures,
it is good to know that California ranks as top of the list for states with the strongest gun laws.
However, 44 million Americans still own firearms and of the 192 million firearms owned in the United States, 65 million are handguns. It goes without saying that guns pose a serious risk to families.
Clutter can cost lives. Be organized, ask the right questions, and stay safe. Talk to your children about gun safety in other people’s homes.
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