Litter Pickers Pick Up More Than Litter
May 20, 2021 2:29pm CST
While in hospital through much of December and January after my cancer operation I was told that once they let me out I should avoid heavy lifting, bending down too much, vacuuming and moving too much laundry. The solution to how to avoid bending down presented itself even while I was on the ward. Another patient arrived bringing in with him a litter picker, a stick with a claw used to pick up paper, old tins and detritus in the streets and parks. He used his to pick up pens, his phone, letters, etc. I realized I should get one for my flat to avoid strenuous bending and I bought one online quickly after I was allowed home. It is a truly invaluable instrument in my recovery regime. If you, or any sick or elderly relatives struggle to pick up fallen or remote light objects, do get a litter picker. Arthur Chappell
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• United Kingdom
You're absolutely right and they are not just for the 'elderly and disabled' - we used to use ours for retrieving balls and other toys from behind the sofa and other inaccessible places. We don't do that any more because since then it has been used for a lot of actual litter picking, so it isn't very clean. And since moving house we have more space behind the sofa to squeeze in and get things! However I have just ordered two folding litter pickers from a business that makes them from recycled litter!