SHE WAS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY:
A spinster who obsessively hoarded clothes died in her home after a mountain of suitcases fell on her, burying her alive.
An eccentric loner is believed to have died of thirst after becoming trapped in a bizarre and intricate network of tunnels built from rubbish in his home.
This is my in-laws. A few rooms in their house are like this, seriously, stacked from floor to ceiling. It makes me sad to know they cannot enjoy their entire home. It also bums me out to know that when they pass, sorting through this will take longer than it did for them to accumulate. They also have 4 storage units off site……….
Girl, that’s serious. I once had a friend that was the same way. Obsessive shopper and collector, filed for bankruptcy twice, never could get her spending under control. One time, I helped her with a garage sale and was shocked at the accumulation. She needed to have an auction. She needs…an intervention.
I find that as soon as I throw something away, I need it.
Could this be how hoarding starts?
Remember Imelda and her shoes?
Oh heck, I would venture we all are a little O/C in our own ways.
Bus, I do obsess over McDonald’s trash. In my neighborhood. Today I drove around the stadium/skatepark and all kinds of litter. Made me anxious. I wanted to collect it. And I will.
my mom left Nazi Germany with a coat and a ring under her tongue. (to hide it)
She is now an 82 yr old hoarder of odd little things and yeah…junk.
Stupid stuff tho, she keeps tons of…like balls of aluminum foil and thousands of twist ties, and stacks of magazines and like Kirsten, I likely will have the chore of sorting through it some day.
I used to collect. Now I keep it Spartan.
You never know when Johnny Law gonna come and you’ll be forced to high-tail it to some cave in Missouri, where sociopaths like myself are prone to hang out. Man’s gotta be ready to move.
Never know, yep.