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5/27/19 4:09 P

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Ah ha! I've never heard the term "clutterbug", and I may be one. I'm actually more comfortable in a room that has a little clutter I also "need" some plants & a vase with flowers. Thanks for these hoarding & clutter posts. Gives me food for thought.

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5/27/19 1:16 P

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I don't know if that's what they experience. I have a hard time myself letting things go that are too good to throw away. I have to remind myself I am blessing others who will find this at the thrift store. I really appreciate the good finds that someone else was generous enough to send out into the world, especially when it seems to be just what I needed at the time.

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5/27/19 12:40 P

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Im under the impression that true hoarders (rather than simple clutterbugs) can actually feel pain when trying to make the decision to get rid of something. Much like a stress headache reaction.
And that images them from making such decisions.

Any accuracy to that?



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5/25/19 4:29 P

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You make me proud! Since you can let stuff go to bless others when they need it, I don't consider you to be a hoarder I need to be concerned about. Serious hoarding can't get rid of anything, ever. Bless you 😇

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5/25/19 4:01 P

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Thanks ITSMEAGAIN, I'm a disorganized hoarder. I have a "daughter by a different mother" who tosses stuff when she visits. They participate in a community yard sale twice a year, so she takes lots of stuff then. For the stuff I repair, U tube has wonderful "how to" videos.

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5/24/19 4:40 P

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A hoarder??? You keep things that need repair? Hoarding can mean different things to different people. The hoarder homes I have visited just had walking paths in them with stuff piled to the ceiling on each side of the path. I hope you don't live that way. That stuff is usually accompanied by rats, roaches, etc... Ugh... Stuff controls people who live like that instead of the other way around. I pray you are not a victim of your stuff 🙏

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5/24/19 3:47 P

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Get quality but at a good price

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5/24/19 2:06 P

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I was a buy it for life person, but my husband was a buy cheap one. In some things, buy it cheap so you don't worry about damaging it, & if you move you can just throw it away instead of packing & shipping. I'm a hoarder, so I pretty much want to keep everything. . . even things that need repair.

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5/24/19 1:44 P

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It depends on how often I used the item I am replacing. I generally want at least the quality I am accustomed to. Sometimes I have to save up to get the one that will last. I hate the cheap stuff that has to be shopped for again in the near future.

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5/24/19 1:32 P

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I needed a screwdriver last week.
I found the size I needed at the dollar store, for, yes, a dollar.
But I went to a hardware store for a recognized name.
Checking a pawn shop would have served me, too.

I paid $5 for a decent screwdriver, on clearance.
One friend teased me for spending $4 extra, and another said that was a steal for the quality.

This got me thinking about the buy it for life people, and how some of my friends keep replacing junk. (Roomie who loves nonstick pans and kills them in months, Im looking at you)

How do you decide between quality levels? What are your lines in the sand?

Im good with cheapish T-shirts, if Im not dyeing them. Thats my art, and I want it to last a while. But as underlayers? Im good with thin.
But Im not good with cheap socks, or cookware.




Edited by: TRUEPEACENIK at: 5/24/2019 (13:32)
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