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Old 12-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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I know lots of us quote parents or grandparents as hoarders who inspire us NOT to follow in their footprints. I'm going to my parents for Christmas. Thinking about taking pictures of their house and posting them . Does that make me a terrible person? Lol

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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hahaha! this gave me a good chuckle. i don't think you're terrible. i don't know if i'd have the guts to do it.
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Oh I soooo want to do that! My mom is a border line hoarder, and all it takes is a tip to her house to get me back in a purging mood!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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Oh, if I only could. Mine are serious, full-on hoarders. I went home a month ago and it made me realize how far we have come in purging and simplifying. Being 1000 miles away from them has helped tremendously since they contributed to our clutter considerably when we used to live closer. We have never been as bad as they are, but sometimes you need a reality check to give you a kick in the pants.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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If I took pictures of my in law's place you all would be speed dialing the Hoarders show asap. It's horrible. We can't even go there because there is no where to sit, eat, sleep. When we go "home" to visit, we have to stay in a hotel. It's heartbreaking really.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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I guess my dad is the one that is the closest to a hoarder but I don't think he is an actual hoarder...like I don't think its a mental condition or anything. He is just a dirty, stockpiler LOL
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Funny!!! I'm gonna try to take some stealthy ones when I get home idk, they're not so much hoarders as simply they're getting older and don't care as much lol. Its a rather large home for just the 2 of them and have lived there forever so lots of time to accumulate crap. Also, my sisters still have a bunch of stuff in their rooms that they won't let mom toss :eyeroll: but yeah, it sux when the hoarding spills over into your own house-- my mom brings my oldest dc something(s) EVERY TIME we see her- most of which goes right to the donation pile! BUt still...
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I think posting pics would be very interesting, but considering both of my parents are huge pack rats, I think they'd both be very angry and ashamed if
they ever found out I posted pics of their houses (they're divorced). I wouldn't want someone to post pics of my home and negatively discuss it behind my back, either.
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