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Excessive Hoarding, Are You Guilty?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LOL-Blaster, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Anybody Here Have Trouble With Hoarding Stuff?

    I have shit load of physical stuff in my house right now(mostly physical books) which I never touch.
    Furthermore, I have over 200 GB of stuff in my hard drive that I don't even know exist (never touch since acquisition).

    I am in the process of removing them and de-clutter my life.
    Is anybody here having the same problem?
     
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  2. BlackSeng

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    Well, if it makes someone feel better... I hoard porn.
     
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  3. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Compulsive Hoarding is Actually more common than you think.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_hoarding

    BlackSeng, do You have problem getting rid of them?
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    I thought eBay is a good place to sell stuffs you won't want.

    Perhaps, today is your Pay day :)
     
  5. LOL-Blaster

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    Actually, I print the book out in A4 paper and the staple them together so I don't think there is any value there.
    At one point I thought that is going to make me read them faster than on PC so yeah, it stinks now.
     
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    Plugins, themes, templates, software, and graphics are my downfall. Harddrives bulging at the seams, and one just started having problems coming up this morning, 232 GB I have to move before this drive fails and I have 70 GB of room.

    Woe is me.
     
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  7. LOL-Blaster

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    Just like me. I feel bad getting rid of them.
    They keep stocking up and up and then one day you look back:
    Geez, I have over 200 GB of stuff that I never use.

    But there might be some useful stuff in there.
    (We can't download book for free like the old day so that might be the only copy I got)
    I just don't really want to sort through 200 GB, it's a nightmare.
     
  8. ja1myn

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    Nope. I love throwing things out.
     
  9. LOL-Blaster

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    Booooooo
     
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    The thing with us hoarders is... we keep having that "I think I will need it one day" mentality.

    Like I have some really-really old games which I have not played for months and it's still in my laptop. lol.
    Not to mention wordpress plugins and templates, which I do not use at all.
     
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    I guess I hoard photos, sorta obsessed with documenting my life.
     
  12. LOL-Blaster

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    All those porn we are "going to watch", LOL.
     
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  13. ja1myn

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    What?
     
  14. LOL-Blaster

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    Hey, why don't we start a group on bhw and make a commitment to clear all of our clutters.
     
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    I hoard
     
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    Used to, then I came to my senses.
     
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  17. ja1myn

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    I don't see how people get that attached to material objects to "hoard" them. Just throw out what you don't need.
     
  18. LOL-Blaster

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    It's not that simple for hoarders like us.
    We keep thinking that we need them for something later.
     
  19. ja1myn

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    Well when you've noticed a load of crap piling up, doesn't that usually signal to you that you won't "need them for something later"?

    At least you're making some sort of progress lol.
     
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    I come from a land downunder
    while not guilty myself my wife is a serious hoarder. I have a garage I can't fit a car in, along with cupboards I can't fit clothes in.

    Among the more pointless things she hoards are her uni notes (which are now over 20 years old and have travelled from the UK to Australia) plus every piece of clothing and baby toy our daughter has ever owned (and she will definately be an only child).

    We are currently looking for a bigger house as a 4 bedroom house is not big enough for our family of three.