Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Prepare to be Hoardified!


I saw a show on TLC called, "Help! I'm a Hoarder." Watching the show made me more aware of the pockets of craziness existing right now in my home. Those who know me can attest that my home is usually pretty orderly. But recently, we have cleaned out the garage to make room for the second car. We have also moved Secret Agent Man's desk down to my office. Now that he travels so much, toppling Third World dictators, it's no longer necessary to dedicate a whole room for his office space. What was his office, will now be a guest room, if I can ever get it cleaned up. With all the rearranging I have just put everything up there until I have a chance to go through it. I know that I will need to dedicate at least one whole day to get that room put together. I have neither had the time or interest to do it.
S.A.M and I were watching this hoarder show the other night. He kept glancing at me as if to say, "Any of this look familiar?" OH.MY.GOSH. it did! I looked at him and said,
"Help! I'm a hoarder."

After I am done with the guest room, I will tackle the junk drawer and then the pile of shoes in my closet.

Here is a clip of the show so you can see what I am talking about:



They say that hoarding is hereditary. "No, Mini Me, don't be crazy like your mama!"

25 comments:

  1. I am a hoarder. I hate that I am a hoarder. Sigh.

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  2. This looks familiar... in a scary, oh no that's not good kind of way... hmm... maybe I'm done with the binge of things... time to do some purging!

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  3. Umm. That's it. I'm leaving the computer and going to empty out my buffet drawer! (If I can get it open, of course.)

    Thanks Annie =)

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  4. Your junk drawer is neater than my junk drawer.
    I'm a hoarder, too.
    We should start a H.A.

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  5. Awww...it looks like I am not the only one who looks put together on the outside, but open up a few closets and drawers and see another story. Doh!

    I have already made progress in the new guest room.

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  6. Oh Annie please. Those people in the video are disgusting and I know this is a fact: Their houses smell bad (I’m sorry, they might be sick or whatever, but no. I say no no no.)
    Having had the privilege to walk around your house I can say this: Yeah, you might have a lot of stuff in some spots around your house (which everyone does) but no honey, your home looks and smells like a Home Sweet Home.

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  7. Your junk drawer is so colorful and pretty! Mine is more like...ghastly and frightening! :0

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  8. That's nothing, I have three count'em three junk drawers.

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  9. Just don't get rid of those pretty, pretty brown and turquoise flip-flops. I saw them in your closet jumble and it made me feel loved for my flip-flop artisan skills.


    I just want a design team to come in and make my house like an IKEA catalogue with uncluttered rooms coupled with ergonomical and functional furniture.

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  10. You save Oriental Trading Company catalogs in magazine files? Hopefully it's not too late for an intervention.

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  11. I LOVE to throw things away, it makes my family a little uneasy at times:)

    I do know a real life hoarder, her home is very large and looks a lot like the lady with the apartment in that clip. She has clothing from the 70s that she believes should not be thrown away. Wowsers

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  12. It is time for some purging at my house. When my hubs complains, it's time. I had to teach him what clean was and my standards are way higher than the current condition of my home.

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  13. That is the cutest pile of shoes that I've ever seen! ;) Yep, I'm a hoarder too. Do I get rid of the stuff? No, I just buy more containers to put the stuff in! :O I think it's a disease...

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  14. Oh Annie, after watching a snipit of that clip you are not a hoarder. There is a HUGE difference between clutter and the problem that these people have! Though I did spy a record in your picture. Do you actually still have a record player to play it on? ;)

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  15. Oh, but you hoard such CUTE shoes!!

    P.S. I feel like it's only fair that I share some of MY hoarding pictures since you shared some of yours. I'm afraid it might render you blind, though, so I'll spare you.

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  16. Payney!!! E loves her Yoga tape!!!! You should see her try to do the flamingo pose :D Thank you!!!!!
    ps, you are the antithesis of a hoarder. I'll stake my license on it.

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  17. hoarding..you mean its a disease???

    I always thought it was just a quirky thing about me.

    On our block there are two messy hoarding maniacs and all the rest are neat and boring.
    embrace the hoard, I love my inner hoard

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  18. I guess I qualify as a hoarder, because I have way more shoes than that. Time to go through the closet...again.

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  19. I just watched those folks...and their um....saving, and such. Little miss....that is most definately not a representation of you. That I know for absolute certainty. You save useful things, which you actually put to use....that is entirely different. If you use it, you can keep it. Otherwise...it goes to the Fruita mall.

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  20. Hey, I'm a hoarder!!! Mostly of dirty laundry.

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  21. ssscccarrrryyyy! All our moving helps keep my hoarding tendencies under check, but I could use a couple de-clutter days around here...

    ps - your blue wedges are so cute!

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  22. I'll bet you can't guess what I hoard--yarn and knitting books. I just call it "collecting". I "collect" knitting books and magazines and my "stash" of yarn is to store up against the day when sheep no longer produce wool. Aren't we supposed to have a year supply of food and stuff? I am doing really good at the "stuff" part.

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  23. Yeah, that's pretty bad Annie. If I remember correctly, we could hardly get down your hallway because all the newspapers you had stacked up everywhere.
    You know, if you haven't read it in the last ten years, you probably should throw it out.

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  24. I feel like I am looking at pictures of my own home right now. As we are doing some cleaning, and moving some stuff "our collection of things" around. Ok I guess I should admit that I caught Hoarding from my mom and now am passing it on to my own. Is there a support group?

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