Hoarding solution

Discussion in 'General' started by pfhenry, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. rogers1323

    rogers1323 Well-Known Member

    I actually have a spare carburetor, but it came from a '66 mustang.
  2. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    That sounds like Darren. If you think you might use it again some day - you put it on a shelf. Then you forget where you put it and buy another one.

    Personally - I hoarded yarn and craft items for a while, but learned to downsize rapidly and throw anything away that doesn't have a specific place. If I am unsure of tossing it - it goes into a bin. If I haven't touched it in 3 months - the bin gets dumped into the garbage. I am done with that clutter bullshit. Just need a firepit to burn all of my Journals to spare my girls from mortification upon my death.
  3. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    No! Tatertot hotdish is a Minnesota thing. It's good ol' comfort food.
    Funeral potatoes are a completely different animal.
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  4. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert

    I know my in-laws well enough. I know there is nothing there of value.
  5. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    What about encountering an objection from your wife?
  6. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert

    Won't happen after having to clean out her depression era grand parents dwelling. She's onboard with the push and cover plan.
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  7. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    If someone you are trying to help has problems in letting go, i've found that taking pictures of the item somewhat helps them.
    They still "have" it, but the physical piece is gone.

    @CausticYarn I think you are partially right about depression era survival causing hoarding. My grandparents (Bucks County, PA) grew up on farms, went through the depression as children, and when we cleaned out their house, found *everything* loads of jars for possible canning. loads of styrofoam, papers going back to the 70s, all manner of tools regardless of condition.

    I think they kept things "just in case" since there was no guarantee of when/where things would come from at that time.
  8. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    I have a hubcap, tail light and may still have suspension parts.
  9. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    I come from hoarders too. Prolly why I'm a minimalist and a clean freak. Anyone else?
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  10. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Did you happen to see the bacon wrapped tater tots on that page? Yum.
  11. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    I thought you would be planning your trip to Ric Flair's funeral.
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  12. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    You need to rewatch Fargo.
  13. beac83

    beac83 7

    Alright, I'ma need a map. That sounds awesome!

    (I'll pre-warn my doc about the pending heart attack!)
  14. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Phfft... Likely scenario:

    Daughter #1 reading Journal #5 (while daughter #2 reads Journal #4) - "Ha! Knew it!..."
  15. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Eat it standing up, it won't count.
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  16. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    Wait - so are you saying that you've never left the home you grew up in because it would upset your mom? I'm confused.
  17. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    Yes. Ever seen Matchstick Men? My house would be like Nicolas Cages if I didn't have a woman around.
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  18. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

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  19. ToofPic

    ToofPic Member known well

  20. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    Oh lort, the amount of teenage angst flowing from those pages is embarrassing - I would be spinning in my grave if they got their stubby fingers on them.

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