Are any of you Hoarders?

United States
September 14, 2009 10:50pm CST
I just finished watching the show not to long ago, and now I'm asking you all. Do you have this problem where it's hard to let go of items? If so what are some of the ways you handle it?
2 responses
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I turned on that show last week and ended up watching something like five episodes of it! I just couldn't believe some of those people! I'm not a hoarder but there are some things I refuse to get rid of...holiday cards for instance. I have many years' worth of Christmas, birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day...you get the picture...cards packed away. My husband has a collection of motorcycle magazines that are threatening to take over his garage but he says they give him inspiration when he's chopping a bike.
@elenyae (390)
• Australia
15 Sep 09
I always keep all my birthday cards and whenever I'm cleaning up and throwing stuff out and come across them, I always take the time to read them again. They really *do* make me smile as I get to remember friends who I may not have kept in touch with or just read the nice things that people have written about me. Always a lovely pick me up, because NO ONE ever writes nasty stuff in a birthday card. :D
@elenyae (390)
• Australia
15 Sep 09
I'm definitely a bit of a packrat and sometimes find it difficult to let go of totally useless items...like my soda can collection. :P Yes, I know what you're thinking - why the HELL would anyone collect soda cans?? When I need to throw stuff out I normally sit in front of it and ask myself (out loud), "Do I need this?" "When will I ever use this?" "Aside from sentimental value, is keeping this stuff around somewhat ridiculous?" Normally that jerks me back into reality and then I just chuck it all out.