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What do you hoard?

Posted: 05 June 2013 - 01:01 PM
Kara, do you have a camera that you could use to take pictures of those things like the box you described, instead of buying the box?
Anne W
Posted: 04 June 2013 - 09:22 PM
Books... Books... and More Books
Did I mention BOOKS!?! };)

(magazines & research articles, too)

...slowly learning to let them go knowing so much can be accessed/learned/referenced via internet, library, etc.
Posted: 04 June 2013 - 04:05 PM
K10 for me Karl.

Being a Graphic Designer, inspiration comes in the format of PACKAGING. Only the other day did I buy a large square pizza-box type purely on the design of the packaging. £2 for a box of chocolates. But the chocolates were wonderfully designed too. Thin 'after8' type chocolates in dark and milk chocolate. The protective stuffing was in a similar design to the outer box. I COULDN'T NOT BUY IT. It set my passion on fire.

I am scared sometimes of going out at all, if I can't resist buying the packaging.

Posted: 13 May 2013 - 12:37 PM
I didn't think of myself as a hoarder or collector, but:

1) months of mail piled around the house, mostly unopened;

2) recycle materials: steel cans, aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard, plastics #1 and #2, all meant to go to the recycle centers;

3) boxes of collectibles I accumulated years ago. The boxes are neatly stored in a room I almost never go into. They aren't contributing to the squalor so I discount them.
Posted: 09 May 2013 - 08:34 AM
Sheesh, I forgot to add the biggest one.

K11. Unsorted (and usually unopened) business mail -- from bank, utilities, etc. Since I check my debts online, I started tossing the envelopes into a pile "to file permanently when I have time".
Posted: 09 May 2013 - 08:26 AM
I'll use an initial as well as a number on my list, in case people want to make follow-up comments about specific items.

K1. Grocery bags (paper & plastic)
K2. Food containers (glass jars, plastic tubs, Zip-Loc bags)
K3. Scratch paper (junk mail with at least half a blank page)
K4. Large boxes from previous move
K5. Non-functional hardware (TV, computer, watch)
K6. Clothes, towels, etc. that are not wearable without mending
K7. Cardboard sheets
K8. Cereal boxes
K9. Bottle caps
K10. Business cards

K7-K10 are potential "arts & crafts" stock, but I accumulate them faster than I use them.
Lynn S
Posted: 08 May 2013 - 06:28 PM
Is it new or used items, paperwork, items in boxes of future plans, postponed crafts, furniture?
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