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LCD, lois, I wish I knew you in real life . Many of your hoarding or semi hoarding characteristics are in my house, me and my husband (not so much him) both, as well as a friend we have rescued when he lost his house (not due to the junk, or maybe partially, I do not wish to share his details).

I read
It is distinct from cluttering or insatiable collecting. The self-soothing need to acquire, coupled with a paralyzing inability to discard, significantly impairs one’s ability to function. and I do not have the inability to discard, but I recognize the "this might have a use" item, such as when I hauled 2 bags of clean beer 6 pack cartons for possible construction purposes from the friend moving here. I was going to put them on freecycle and haven't yet (really, colorful cardboard for decorating...what?)

Anyway I need to sleep but am glad to have checked into this list. And I clicked the wrong item on the poll after reading the italiziced above.

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