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Old 04-03-2013, 12:25 PM
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You have them on display, whole different deal. Like I said, if it affects your way of life I think is the deciding factor. If you had 700 beanie babies "on display" in your bed room and were sleeping on the couch, I would say your life is being affected. You know what I mean?

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:39 PM
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X2 on that one.

And Bob, I think your right, your a collector...I've thought about this, my shop and home are clean, if you open a closet it's well organized, I collect 2 things, cars and parts and I don't have that many of either that you can't get in my yard or walk around in my shop where I store my parts...in a room...in bins...with a door.


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Yep I hold onto things but not to the point were I trip over them, I try and keep it neat and stored away out of the way and if it starts to get in the way then its off to the dump or on-line clasified. I think if I had a empty 5000 sq/ft barn it would eventually end up full of things I just like to collect, the more room I have the more stuff I tend to hold onto. Hmm sounds like I am walking a fine line
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I think there's different degrees of it. Like clothes for example. I keep them forever. My wife has to get on my case for not throwing away something with lots of holes in it, but in my mind I find those will be good shop towels or something along those lines. I think true hoarders will have hallways filled with boxes and storing things in places most normal people wouldn't. This is probably cause they ran out of space.
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I knew a guy that worked for himself was well to do, but you go to his house, you had little lanes to walk in. Every thing was packed to the ceilings with model toys or toy cars and trucks still in their boxes. Every room in that house was filled to the top, with a space for the bed and a couple chairs in the living room.

He passed away, I don't know if his wife sold them off or not.

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I don't think your a hoarder at all Bob, now my grandmother, she was hoarder, she raised 13 children during the depression and both my Grandparents new what being poor was. Even as time went by and money became easier to get, she never wanted to be without again. When she passed away, my mother found so many things that she had hidden and saved. I remember my mother telling me about over 100 2 liter bottles of Pepsi that they found under the stair case...and cans of Chef-Boy-Ardee cans of pasta that where so old, Chef Boy Ardee was a little boy on the label....LOL.

I was serious about the over 100 bottles of Pepsi though.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:50 PM
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Yep I got a feeling that todays society is going to produce less hoarders, society is bent on a through away mentality, our kids (for the most part) don't know what it is like to be without.

Back in the day folks tended to hold onto eveything because things were way tougher and that mentaility may contribute to what we call hoarding.
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Yep I got a feeling that todays society is going to produce less hoarders, society is bent on a through away mentality, our kids (for the most part) don't know what it is like to be without.

Back in the day folks tended to hold onto eveything because things were way tougher and that mentaility may contribute to what we call hoarding.

Ray first off I thought when you started your post with your grandmother having 13 kids I thought you were going to tell us she was hoarding kids. lol

Custom I think you will find older people hoarding more than younger. But they will still hoard dogs and cats. And they can't keep up with them.

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I think that if Bob could find a way he would hoard Walleye but, from what I understand, they don't last long when he's around.
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Ray first off I thought when you started your post with your grandmother having 13 kids I thought you were going to tell us she was hoarding kids. lol

Custom I think you will find older people hoarding more than younger. But they will still hoard dogs and cats. And they can't keep up with them.

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Bob, I don't think your far from the truth there, my Grandparents on my Mother's side of the family had 13 kids and so did my Grandparents on my Father's side...Well they all got married, giving me over 50 Aunts and Uncles...They all hoarded kids and I now have just over 150 first cousins. I couldn't tell you who was who in a police line up....and Brian, yes we stepped over each other at Christmas and family reunions...so I guess it is hoarding...LOL.

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Martin, you have tools falling out of your toolbox all over your garage. Shame on you for hoarding all those tools. So do the right thing and hand em over. you'll thank me later.
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I really don't have a lot of tools that aren't regularly used. I am one of those rare guys who never got one of those tool box "condos" that so many guys have. I keep only what I NEED and toss the rest. I laugh how I have worked for years doing the exact same job everyone else in the shop does yet with a much smaller tool box, some of these guys LITERALLY have more money in the empty box than the car I am driving to work, literally! One of them has more money in his empty box than my wife's Caravan cost me. Crap, their little mini boxes that they have cost more than the first couple of cars I bought, it's crazy. And a lot of these boxes are half empty!

Nope, honestly, I keep it to a minimum but I am sure you would like my metal shaping tools that are gathering dust.

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I saw a huge mac one with a center compartment roll down door and inside was a microwave and tv. I kid you not. I'm the same way. no way I pay more for a box than what I paid for my HF. I want to be able to toss tools inside not gently lay them down.
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I have the same hoarding sickness
I`m tossing a lot of crap away, i had car parts under my bed, behind the couch, in the closet, in the bookshelf and so on.

Too many project cars that i wanted to fix or parts cars that i never disassembled because they were too good to be a part donors

Too much magazines, books, comic books and so on.

I had to move to apartment from a house and the clearing of the house is still going on...
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:23 AM
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The old saying "We don't own our crap, it owns us" is no joke! The person with a problem like this is NOT in control over all that stuff, it controls them!

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I saw a huge mac one with a center compartment roll down door and inside was a microwave and tv. I kid you not. I'm the same way. no way I pay more for a box than what I paid for my HF. I want to be able to toss tools inside not gently lay them down.
I don't care what tool box I have, the tools are going to organized so I can find them easier and be more productive.

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