The Stuff Left After the Stuff That Sold!

There is always that person at an estate sale who asks ” What do you do with the stuff that’s left after the sale is over?!” (Because there always IS stuff left over, regardless of how large or small the inventory.) Sarcasm, my closest friend, overwhelms my good manners, and I retort” I burn itContinue reading “The Stuff Left After the Stuff That Sold!”

For Real Estate Pros: In With the New! Helping Your Clients Purge in 2019!

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Pack Rat or Hoarder? 6 Signs That Tell The Difference

As a downsizer, organizer, estate seller I’ve been working in the People and Their Stuff Business, intensely for 18 years. Here’s a great article from HP. If you’re on the fringe, take a step back and go see a doctor for a OCD prescription. Not kidding. I’ve worked with so many people who are incapable ofContinue reading “Pack Rat or Hoarder? 6 Signs That Tell The Difference”

hoard·er hôrdər/Submit noun

hoard·er hôrdər/ noun   a person who hoards things. “I’m a bit of a hoarder” Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.Continue reading “hoard·er hôrdər/Submit noun”

Ac.cu.mu.la.tion

ac·cu·mu·la·tion əˌkyo͞om(y)əˈlāSH(ə)n/ noun noun: accumulation the acquisition or gradual gathering of something. “the accumulation of wealth” a mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired. plural noun: accumulations “the accumulation of paperwork on her desk” synonyms: buildup, mass, pile, heap, stack, collection, stock, store, stockpile,reserve, hoard; More Patriarchy and Accumulation https://books.google.com/books?id=bFIHuJFGDgcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=songs+about+accumulation&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEoQ6AEwCGoVChMIrarqyseVxwIVgqmACh3erg-8#v=onepage&q&f=trueContinue reading “Ac.cu.mu.la.tion”

Notes From ( the Packrat’s ) Nest…Reflections on Messy Minds

Notes from the Nest: Common Characteristics of “Pack-Rats”-  (in no Particular Order.)  Note: These symptoms can be telltale signs of Mental Illness: OCD,  Depression, etc, and other physiological degenerative disease. Alzheimers, Dementia in general. Denial and Resistance to change Obsession with Minutia Complete blindness to overall ( mess) disarray but will fixate on things like arrangementContinue reading “Notes From ( the Packrat’s ) Nest…Reflections on Messy Minds”

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