I'm weird! I want to save it, fix it , reuse it............

@celticeagle (117267)
Boise, Idaho
September 21, 2010 12:22am CST
I'm just realizing things about myself. Those of you that have read my postings over the last few years knows I have had granddaughter and daughter issues. I just moved back in with daughter. I have probably fifteen or more boxes of books, cook ware, nic nacs, old papers, past tax papers, kids old school papers, magazines, jewelry, candles, candle holders, insense, old bills, new bills, and mischellaneous. I have been going through afew boxes on a daily basis. Now my mother came from a poor family and grew up during the depression. She saved things. I am actually saving empty boxes. If I have a nice, stable box I save it. Do you folks have little things like this? Save things most or some may think is alittle silly? Not hoarders but savers. Quit throwing it away. Fix it! Anybody else feel this way?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Sep 10
I always try to fix things but if I cant it goes inthe trash! and empty boxes are the first to go only ones we save is for printer and puter incase they have to taken back. Havee to go thru old bills and get them gone no used to keeping them if paid!
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Sep 10
Youre right. I get sick though and everything goes in the drawer whether its paid or not. Ugh!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I try to go thru the mail eery day and if we dont need it it goes in the trash
• United States
22 Sep 10
I completely relate to this. Hubby and I were watching hoarders the other day and we got to discussing some things in relation to that. It's really human nature to hoard. You want a safe place at home with everything you need. So, of course, you consider keeping some things you feel may later become handy! Right now we, too, have many boxes in our living room that we've kept for later usage. We figure they're very good boxes and we plan to do some eBay selling soon so they may come in handy. Otherwise, if we were to move or something then we would have plenty of storage without having to scrounge out places that have available boxes (we had to do that previously). There isn't anything wrong with keeping something that can be used, in my opinion. We were watching the hoarders and the only issue we had with most of the homes were the old foods, expired and rotted. THAT is not human nature, in my opinion, but hoarding a bunch of, say, tools even though you don't currently use them but they may become handy some time in the distant future? Nothing wrong with that.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Sep 10
I am so glad. I really think that, like you said, if you are going to use them shortly then why throw them out? And the flattened boxes you get and then tape up never seem substancial to me. Good luck on Ebay! I feel sorry for the hoarders. The way one doctor explained it,and it made alot of since, was that these people had felt hopeless and had no control and this hoarding was a way of feeling in control even though it was just of the stuff. Sort of sad, huh? Then it just gets out of control.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 10
hi celticeagle you arenot weird and saving boxes is a great idea I keeo old favorite books and a lot of the stuff you mentioned as some older things are much better made than the new stuff so why throw it away. I do not hoard, bui I do keep things that have a real use again. I have tossed a lot of things that I later really could have used. I am like your mom I grew up during the height of the depression so I am also a saver, but never a hoarder.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Sep 10
I guess you and I are about the only ones that feel saving the boxes is a good idea. I just figure if it is a good box why throw it out?! I agree. The old things are alot better built. I once saw a beautiful sofa in a antique store that was in great shape and was the less than most of the new stuff I see.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Sep 10
Yes, but sometimes you're in a mood where you show great distane for that and sometimes you are acting like it's great so I never know what you're feeling when.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Sep 10
I think I had a couple of husbands that said the same thing. It goes along with my illness. MOODINESS.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
21 Sep 10
No, you are not being weird or silly. You are being frugal. There is nothing wrong in saving a few empty boxes. You should have seen the bill I got from the packers for the cartons when I moved to a new city last time! They cost me more than my ticket there! As people grow they learn the value of money and will not let go of the smallest thing unless of course it becomes a liability. That is natural and very useful too! There may be occasions where you thought somethings were useless and discarded them, and then you had a real need for them and had to spend a fortune to get them. BTW I actually hoard coin money. When I was young, being from a large family, I never had enough money to actually clink in my pockets. I now have enough and more. So whenever I am nostalgic/sad, I put a fistful in my pocket and go for a brisk walk. The jingle of the loose change and the walk is really rejuvenating for me. So stock up and be happy!
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Apr 11
That is just great!
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
i am like you. but all the things that i want to save, want to fix that i might use it the future are all kept in my mothers house. well that is our house. i still have my own room there. i am living now in an apartment with my wife and four year old son. unfortunately last year a great flood hit our city and the house of my mother was flooded up to the roof. all of the things that i want to use, want to fix and want to reuse are no longer around. well i still have my empty box and still be doing that again. weird? i dont think so.