Are you a Neat Freak or a Pack Rat???

@Minesky (245)
Philippines
March 14, 2007 8:10am CST
I always try to keep my room nice and tidy, however, when you open some of my cabinets, you would see lots of stuff that you might ask... 'why are you still keeping it???' I have the pack rat problem, where it is hard for me to throw out some things. It might either be sentimental or I am looking forward to using it in an unknown distant future. :) I think I still have some items for more than 15 years now... So just asking guys, are you more of a neat freak or a pack rat?
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Somewhere deep inside me there is a neat freak, but the pack rat keeps throwing stuff on top of her. I made a resolution this year to be more organized, and you can't organize clutter. Therefore I am constantly throwing out clutter in an effort to unbury my neat freak. Unfortunately people keep bringing me more clutter.
@Minesky (245)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Well we can't stop them bringing us clutter, it somehow makes us and them happy :) Hope we can really reinforce/unbury the neat freak in us. Cheers!
@nancyrowina (3850)
16 Jun 07
I have lots of things I've had for years I still have my first teddy bear. I also have birthday cards from my childhood and letters I got when I was a child. I have hundreds of books many I've had for years I find it hard to throw some things away though I really need to reduce the amount of stuff I have as I have to move into smaller accommodation.
@dyupe_moe (225)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
A little bit of both. I usually clean my room (especially when I'm had a bad day) to get rid of stuff that I don't need anymore. I am also a pack rat since I still keep some stuff which I consider of value to me, even if they are already more than 10 years old. It just reminds me that there are things in life that I just cannot bring back: happiness, sadness, and surprises. :) These are tools which let you become a better person and have a better life. :)