One that inevitably creeps into your head when you are preparing for a yard sale. But even worse when hubby puts on Hoarders and refuses to change the channel for 3 hours.
With so much we are getting rid of, he starts to worry his beloved collections will be given away to the lowest bidder at the yard sale.
"I don't want to give away my mask collection,"
(no hun, we don't have to do that) "or the thousands of dollars of artwork we have!" (again, no hun, but seriously we could never afford a house big enough to hang all of the artwork we have.)
So this volley of 'Hoarder' and 'Collector' has occurred regularly in our house for the last month or so. Then, we watched Hoarders, and suddenly we were saying "Who needs that set of 6 knives when this perfectly good set of 4 will do? Oh, but I do need to go buy a serrated knife then, you know for the bread and stuff. Yes, I could use a nice new one to go with my smaller set."
So now I am talking about buying new knives because I am getting rid of the set with a serrated knife.
I never said logic was involved here.
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Oh, and did I mention the tools?
Hubby has yet to go through his tools.
Tools that have been untouched for years, tools he asks me where they are because he can never find the ones he is looking for, tools that are so old their usefulness is outdated.
There might be some hoarding going on there.
And I am not judging, except I already went through my yarns and fabrics, and I am proud to say I fit what I wanted to keep in 2 bins, and a large bag of unfinished projects, and a card table top I have yet to pack, and a small bin of unfinished projects.
That is it! Oh, and I do keep finding charms in various places throughout the house. Charms I cannot get rid of, because I will use them someday, soon. And I really mean it!
That is NOT hoarding, right?
Saturday night? I think Goodwill will be getting a visit.
Unless I decide to have another yard sale, one closer to when we move. Yeah, then whatever didn't sell this weekend can be set out again, and we can try again!
Another yard sale? That isn't obsessive, is it?
It is hard to tell, sometimes, which way you lean. When does collecting become hoarding? And how do you notice when it does?
What are you?
Are you a collector, or do you tend to fall on the hoarder side?
Maybe we can star on the show together!!