Did you see Oprah's show today...I missed part of it, but it was about hoarding.
I am fascinated by this topic (just as I am about dwarfism). I am a purger, mostly because my mother is a hoarder and I do everything in my power to not do the same. Plus with six kids in the house, I can NOT set an example of "saving" things...If someone wants to save something tangible I convince them to take a photograph, write a story about it and SCRAPBOOK IT!
Although it was hard to see how the Maryland couple could live in such conditions, we all need to look at ourselves and see what we hoard. I have one pair of closed toed shoes, so it's hard for me to understand why someone has more than 5 pairs of shoes, whereas someone with 25 shoes wouldn't think that's hoarding.
I love how the two experts (althought briefly) discussed the root of hoarding...the emotional reasoning for hoarding...they actually discussed it in more detail on Peter Walsh's Oprah and Friends XM 156 radio show.
What I do hoard is cardstock and pens. So there's my confession, what's yours?
I'm off to sort through my scrapbook papers and pens!