How do you know when your "collecting" or being a "harmless pack rat" becomes "hoarding" and is interfering with your life, your job, and your relationships? Most of us have some degree of this condition - at least the people I know. But, when does it cross the line?... Most of us hold on to things we don't need -- stacks of old magazines we think we'll read someday, piles of receipts we never find time to clean out, a favorite shirt or dress we hope will come back into style... saving stuff is an avoidance behavior. You don't need to decide whether to throw it away.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Check this site to decide if you're a harmless packrat or compulsive hoarder. WebMD I think for me, it depends on whether I'm talking about ME or the OTHERS I am living with. Of course my "stuff" is valuable :)