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Hoarding: What can you not throw out or give away?

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Boredgiraffes Fri 29-Mar-19 02:21:44

My hubby nags me as our storeroom is full of boxes never opened. I can’t let them go thought. So to my shame I hoard Beanie babies. Anyone else unable to let go?

Boredgiraffes Fri 29-Mar-19 03:40:44

Also weird sad Christmas decorations which will never be displayed again

Boredgiraffes Fri 29-Mar-19 03:42:04

And is ok, I accept I’m alone in my weirdness smile

Princessmushroom Fri 29-Mar-19 03:50:42

I can let go, my problem is being unable to stop myself when I spot a bargain.

Let’s say Yankee candles. I always have a jar burning. So when I spot the large jars for £8 or less I have to buy a ton. Same with the yellow sticker shelf - if we will use it then I will clear the shelf (sorry, I’m THAT) person.

I’ve traced it back to having lost everything as a teenager. I’m working on it and actively decluttering all the time and trying not to buy 10 Yankee Candles or whatever when one will do.

VanessaShanessaJenkins Fri 29-Mar-19 04:42:45

You need to read marie kondo's books. Honestly. They will help.

dancinfeet Fri 29-Mar-19 07:08:32

art and craft stuff. I've accumulated s much stuff from making costumes for my dance school over the years, I have drawers and boxes stuffed with ribbons, lace, sequins, bows, feathers, glues, numerous glue guns, a hot stones gun. Plus all the stuff from when I went through a card making phase, and my latest craft hobby which involves sewing.

I love making things, but I don't really have the time to do it, and it makes my house so cluttered and messy!

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