Litter Pickers Pick Up More Than Litter

Photo taken by me - my litter picker
Preston, England
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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@LadyDuck (341555)
• Switzerland
21 May
What a great little thing to use to avoid to bend all the time. Thanks for the suggestion Arthur. How do you feel now? I hope you are getting better.
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• Preston, England
22 May
@LadyDuck much better today - going for my second Covid-Vaccine jab in a few hours
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@LadyDuck (341555)
• Switzerland
22 May
@arthurchappell Good luck, I hope you will not suffer side effects. Take care.
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• Preston, England
24 May
@LadyDuck I got through side effect free
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@prinzcy (27717)
• Malaysia
21 May
That's really handy. And it's quite cheap too.
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• Preston, England
22 May
@prinzcy yes they are very cheap to buy online
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@LindaOHio (67999)
• United States
21 May
We have a couple of picker-uppers around the house.
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@RebeccasFarm (33389)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 May
Wish I had one of those too
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• Preston, England
2 Jun
@RebeccasFarm easy to find online - got mine on Amazon
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
4 Jun
@arthurchappell Thanks Arthur
@nela13 (42208)
• Portugal
26 May
It is surely a very useful instrument. How are you now?
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• Preston, England
29 May
@nela13 feeling ok, - I have a meeting with my consultants on Tuesday to assess my progress and see where things go from here
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@nela13 (42208)
• Portugal
29 May
@arthurchappell hope everything goes well and you receive good news in the meeting.
@JESSY3236 (14404)
• United States
25 May
Yeah those are helpful. I think my uncle had one.
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@Ronrybs (11798)
• London, England
20 May
They are quite handy, I managed to break my last one
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@spiderdust (10699)
• San Jose, California
20 May
That's a handy tool!
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@bunnybon7 (47135)
• Holiday, Florida
20 May
I should get me one. Thanks. I hope you heal quickly.
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@kaylachan (21087)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 May
I have a grabber that does about the same. We also have one in our van, too.
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@erictsuma (9008)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 May
In my opinion I think it's good to follow our doctors instructions because they want us to recover quickly
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@Fleura (15621)
• United Kingdom
20 May
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!
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@RebeccasFarm (33389)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
22 May
Thanks, I often thought to get one of those ..but have not yet.