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I Am a Hoarder

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    My Stuff Is Not Just Stuff - I am a hoarder, and I have been keeping stuff all my life.  It seems like having all this stuff defines me, well it does it defines me as out of...
    IkeepStuff IkeepStuff 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    Dvd Lord Is A Hoarder! - Hello this is DVD LORD(SKUNK) here I hoard lots of things blank media dvd 100 unopened spindles of Discs I have 144,Happy Meals,Comic Books,E-mails from my...
    DVDLORD DVDLORD 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My Mom Is Becoming A Hoarder, How Do I Help Without Losing Her? - My mother has always had slight hoarder tendencies, like keeping old and broken furniture for several years with...
    Anon419 Anon419 31-35 3 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    I am a hoarder when it comes to things - that mean a lot to me. Such as little things that people might see as a piece of plastic I'll have a reason to keep it. Each thing I have...
    AshtonMorgan AshtonMorgan 16-17, F Dec 6, 2013

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    Hoarding Is Getting Me Down -   I used to collect stickers when I was younger and it made me feel really great to have a collection and I loved to fill my sticker books to...
    Thingss Thingss 31-35 Feb 28, 2013

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    Recovering Hoarder - I have struggled with hoarding and chronic disorganization my whole life. It once was so bad that a landlord sent in a clean-up crew and I was lucky that no...
    FearfullyExisting FearfullyExisting 31-35, F 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    The Secret To Curing Your Hoarding .... - The secret to curing your hoarding is recognizing that the issue is mental and changing your way of thinking. I'm 30 years old and I...
    Ann333 Ann333 26-30 4 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    Research On Hoarding - Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    The Worst Hoader Ever I'm Sure - I am a hoarder. I have always been a hoarder.  The worst thing is that my Dad and I had an agreement that I would live in his condo while...
    mickiflake mickiflake 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    My Mom Is A Hoarder And I May Be Becoming One Too. - My sister and I lived with my mom for a while, but because of her hoarding tendencies, we were taken away to live in foster...
    LoneMama LoneMama 18-21 Sep 2, 2012

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    Uh.. Yeah.. Hi - Hi everyone, this is a little secret about me and I'm a hoarder, but also a pack-rat cause I keep it clean and organised. But I collect unnecessary stuff! The...
    Alycia2000 Alycia2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    I like to keep things - that I get. Then, when I'm older, ill remember them fondly! Ill be like: I remember this! This was a good time I had. I even keep old boxes and games and...
    Catsticker Catsticker 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    How To Declutter Your Home - We all know that it does not take long for things to start to pile up in your home and once things reach a certain point the thought of how to...
    renovatehowto renovatehowto 22-25, M Sep 29, 2010

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    Genetic Hoarding - It's only been recent that I've discovered the seriousness of Hoarding. I live with my mom at the moment..It's a tight space! We have too much stuff everywhere...
    PaperbagPrincess PaperbagPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2010

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    I Hate Throwing Things Away - I have books that I may want to read again later, clothes that are either too big or too small that may come in handy should I gain/lose weight, CD's...
    butterflygirl09 butterflygirl09 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    My Mom Is A Hoarder... - There are isles of bills, newspapers, and I don't even KNOW what in the house. She rebates things that she doesn't need. She buys things in SETS (one for...
    MidwestMelissa MidwestMelissa 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I Love To Hoard Random Things - my house is filled with random items. people call it my "hoard". I call it my fun pile. It's just one big pile of fun. who are you to judge?
    crasichineseboi crasichineseboi 18-21 Apr 24, 2013

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    Digital Hoarder - My father is a "hoarder." I'm the exact opposite of him; I can't stand to be around physical things, but I hoard data. It started out as music & movies, so I...
    upcyclist upcyclist 26-30 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    I'm New Here And...... - Put simply,,,I can't throw anything away.
    soblue soblue 66-70 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder - I hoard books mainly knitting and crochet and craft books but some novels too...I also hoard yarn, magazines which I organise and collate removing...
    taintedbutterfly taintedbutterfly 36-40, F Feb 10, 2013

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    Diary Of A Hoarder - Its difficult for me to write this story because I've spent a great deal of time being embarassed about it. I've come to realize this year 2011 that I am a...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Child Of A Hoarder And Living With A Hoarder - I'm 26 living with my partner and my father in Brisbane, Australia. My father is the only family i have left which is why i do not...
    Leeloominai Leeloominai 26-30 Jan 10, 2013

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    Never Mind. Its All To Complicated - I have trouble making a decision. want to chat- but cannot find live-chat.
    lucybeth lucybeth 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    I Am A Hoarder And I Want Help - I am a hoarder and I want help.  I was evicted this past year due to a water leak and I had to let the landlord in.  When he saw my clutter he...
    jennifer112060 jennifer112060 46-50, F 1 Response May 31, 2012

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    Psychology Today Blog Post About Hoarding - Check out my new Psychology Today Blog post about hoarding. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-worry-mom/201208/keeping-the...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Life Of A Hoarder - Yeah it's true I'm a hoarder, I hoard awesome thoughts and many other things. It's a problem I have to live with everyday, just sitting there and hoarding...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Jan 3, 2013

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    Story #134 I Have A Secret - I am a hoarder, by nature. I have a difficult time getting rid of stuff. I occasionally force myself to go through the junk I accumulate and get rid of...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Hi! - Hi, everyone, I just joined, have always saved things, 'I could mend it, fix it, use it for...' and collected things, books, CDs, music tapes candle holders, and sort of...
    Sylkat Sylkat 61-65 2 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    I'm Scared - At this point, I don't know what to do. I can barely move around in my house. There is so much stuff that I am now tripping over things. I'm scared and feel very...
    DesperateHoarder DesperateHoarder 51-55, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Maybe A Genetic Predisposition... - I am a hoarder.When I was small, I had a rough childhood. Social services stepped in more than a few times, and I spent time in foster care, too...
    Moonstone3 Moonstone3 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    Not excessively - . You can still see the majority of my floor and walls. I keep small things. I'm nineteen now and just got rid of something I had ever since I was thirteen. I...
    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    "nesting" - Last year in August I found out I was pregnant. In September last year I found out I was due in about two months and in October my daughter was born. I am...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I Am A Highly Educated, Gifted Young Lady With A Dark Hoarding Secret..... - I think the problem came to a head when a repairman refused to do work in my home due to the amount of...
    SweetSheri SweetSheri 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    I Am a Hoarder - I seem to keep a lot of things i just dont need...................................its more along the lines of old tv, computers...
    Supagloo Supagloo 41-45, F 4 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Never Mind. Its All To Complicated - is there a live person out there?
    lucybeth lucybeth 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Are You Hoarding Something Specific? Let Us Know, We Can Help! - A major cable network is casting for a television documentary to provide help to men and women who are hoarding...
    tvcasting tvcasting 31-35, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Please Help With Online Research - Hi All, I'm still looking for participants in these online studies. Research is how we can learn more about hoarding so we can improve therapy...
    amyp100 amyp100 31-35, F Sep 24, 2012

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    Mom Is a Hoarder - I am not a hoarder, but my mother is.I think her hoarding is becoming dad's problem too. Because I moved away at an early age, when I return home for holidays, I...
    Geckogirl Geckogirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    Confessions Of A Compulsive Book Hoarder - Newest Non-Fiction Book by Marie Roy (aka Collette Thomas)   CONFESSIONS OF A COMPULSIVE BOOK HOARDER available this week at...
    MROY345 MROY345 61-65, F Mar 21, 2010

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    I Am A Hoarder And Getting Inspected - I have recently told my landlord that Im moving out. Now he wants to do a walk through right now. Im having high anxiety about it. I have...
    nash5452 nash5452 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    I Hoard Seasonings...and Household Products, And Food - I love to cook so I hoard an abundance of spice. I have probably over a hundred different spices, I also have a stock pile...
    Shahalla Shahalla 31-35, F Aug 18, 2012

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    Answers Please - Am I a hourder?  I am 68 years old and live in a HUD rental that requires an annual inspection.  My landlord does nothing, so I have to do it.;  The...
    duckcreek99 duckcreek99 66-70 3 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Are You A Compulsive Hoarder? - Do you suffer from compulsive hoarding? Do your hoarded items take up most the room in your house? Has it begun to affect your life and your...
    katewilson27 katewilson27 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Burried In Dolls - My hoarding began innocently enough.  I was the youngest of three sisters.  All three of us were properly spoiled by relatives and parents when it...
    ashleyS21 ashleyS21 22-25 3 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    I Have Hoarder Tendencies ..............trying To Keep Things From Developing Full Blown. - I am going to admit that I am not a full blown, floor to ceiling hoarder, but I can see...
    Wyll0wd43m0n Wyll0wd43m0n 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    A Means To An End/Beginning - Hey there I’ve always taken after my dad when is comes to keeping things and him with his parents I believe. People joke about me being a hoarder...
    mosaicrabbit mosaicrabbit 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Underground tube tickets - , receipts, photos, knick knacks and doodles are usually found in my purse. I like looking back on things and remembering where I got them. I still have...
    PicassoSan PicassoSan 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I can't throw any object away - . It contains too much importance. I'll look back at them someday and remember that day because they're a piece of me. My therapist is still trying...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Jan 12

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    I Want A Life Please - Hello, I am a hoarder and I have mild ocd and add among other things. I will keep this first response very short but I want out of this mess just SO bad but...
    stuffguy stuffguy 46-50, M Oct 5, 2013

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    Looking To Help Families And Individuals Declutter And Clear. Do You Know A Hoarder We Can Help? - ARE YOU A HOARDER? Is it starting to affect your health, job and social life? Or...
    Annabelle2020 Annabelle2020 22-25 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    Hoarders "R" Me - I am a hoarder. "What does that mean exactly?", you ask. Well, I hoard things...collect things...save things...store things...never throw things out...
    ThankYouSir ThankYouSir 41-45, F 15 Responses Feb 10, 2009