I'm glad to have found this support board. I'm a hoarder. I am also an extreme couponer.
I pretty much wrote my life story on Why Do I Hoard, but now I realize that it didn't get to the core of the matter. maybe I just don't know. Maybe being here will help me out.
Most of my hoard consists of items that will help me overcompensate for lack of self care like clothes or beauty products.
I also have books, music collections, and videos that I've never read, listened to, or watched. I'd really like to become an expert on the subject, especially the classics of literature and movies. Unfortunately, owning an item doesn't enable me to learn through osmosis by strapping a book to my head. lol!
Most of my recent additions to the hoard are items that I've Extreme Couponed for, mainly health and beauty items. The first items were stationary so I still have a load of them. I journal religiously so I actually use some of the notebooks.
Like I've mentioned in the other post, I'm currently on a one month fast from shopping.
I've recently got rid of almost all of my VHS tapes and did some returns to comply with therapy goals. Before that I took a lot of books to McKays Used Books, even though I knew they'd reject a lot of them due to age or condition. Let them sort it out, I'm sick of churning them.
Next I'll get rid of all of my cassette tapes. I don't think I'll miss them as much as I would the CDS. Both are obsolete but cassette tapes are so inconvenient to use. I can use YouTube when I want to hear a song plus see the lyrics or a video with it.
Is anyone else out here an active or former Extreme Couponer? For me that's just my latest geek, I've been hoarding much longer than that.
that's all for now. Hope to hear from someone.