When keeping stuff gets out of hand

Published: March, 2006

"Waste not, want not" is a useful rule to live by; it's not a license to hoard.

We've all been encouraged to keep essentials on hand for the future. But some people take this to an extreme, acquiring and accumulating objects of dubious value (to others) and in such large and disorderly quantities that their living space is filled and normal use of the home becomes dangerous or impossible.

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