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Posted: 3/13/2005 7:11:31 AM EST
My uncle has collected car parts, old junker pos cars, old bicycles, and old trinkets to the point

where he's paying huge storage fees just so he can cling to his things. I can see keeping the stuff

if you plan to liquidate at some point. I just don't think he would.


I like to keep things to a minimum. When I buy something I usually have a use for it.


Is this normal or some kind of disorder?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:12:39 AM EST
He's a packrat, yes it can be a sickness for some.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:14:16 AM EST
<--packrat
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:16:27 AM EST
If he actually pays money to store it, then yes, he probably has a bad case of packratitis.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:19:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By mutt2jeff:
If he actually pays money to store it, then yes, he probably has a bad case of packratitis.




And his garage is so full of shit he cant do machanic work on the side anymore.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:22:57 AM EST
Probably all collectibles that will be thrown away in a yard sale or trash.

How about some pics?

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:24:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Armor_Pearson:

Originally Posted By mutt2jeff:
If he actually pays money to store it, then yes, he probably has a bad case of packratitis.




And his garage is so full of shit he cant do machanic work on the side anymore.





time to clean house
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:25:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Probably all collectibles that will be thrown away in a yard sale or trash.

How about some pics?




this thread is worthless without pics
!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:39:26 AM EST
The all time record for pack-rating were the wealthy Collyer brothers.

They owned a three story brownstone in New York Cit in 1947.
The gas, water, and power were turned off, and the building was booby-trapped.

The police and fire department pulled 136 TONS of junk from the building, including:
14 grand pianos.
2 organs.
Human medical specimens in glass jars.
A Ford Model T chassis.
The top of a horse-drawn carriage.
An antique X-Ray machine.
An arsenal of firearms.
TONS of books.
And ton ofter ton of newspapers.

One brother was blind, and the other said he'd saved the papers in case the brother regained his eye sight, and might want to catch up on the news.

According to police, the junk was stacked from floor to ceiling, with narrow paths about 1 foot wide winding through it all.

earthdude1.tripod.com/collyer/collyer.html

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:41:50 AM EST
Nothig wrong with being a pack rat.

You never know when you might need that #7 screw


SGatr15
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:52:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By dfariswheel:
An arsenal of firearms.



Hey, hey, hey hold on just a minute. Is that a bad thing?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:57:24 AM EST
I believe your uncle's condition falls under the general category of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:07:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By dfariswheel:
The all time record for pack-rating were the wealthy Collyer brothers.

They owned a three story brownstone in New York Cit in 1947.
The gas, water, and power were turned off, and the building was booby-trapped.

The police and fire department pulled 136 TONS of junk from the building, including:
14 grand pianos.
2 organs.
Human medical specimens in glass jars.
A Ford Model T chassis.
The top of a horse-drawn carriage.
An antique X-Ray machine.
An arsenal of firearms.
TONS of books.
And ton ofter ton of newspapers.

One brother was blind, and the other said he'd saved the papers in case the brother regained his eye sight, and might want to catch up on the news.

According to police, the junk was stacked from floor to ceiling, with narrow paths about 1 foot wide winding through it all.

earthdude1.tripod.com/collyer/collyer.html




Google turned up this pic:
and this
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:40:41 PM EST
Wow Penguin,

Thats one hell of a story..


The best..
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 5:50:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Wow Penguin,

Thats one hell of a story..


The best..



I knew nothing until dfariswheel posted it.

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:05:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 6:07:27 PM EST by Win_88]
New book coming out.

Disposophobia.

The fear of getting rid of stuff.
Yahoo has lots of other sites and books listed on them

It covers the brothers in it.
Also see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/collyer_brothers#Family
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:50:36 PM EST
wheres the pics???
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:06:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:20:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Armor_Pearson:
My uncle has collected car parts, old junker pos cars, old bicycles, and old trinkets to the point

where he's paying huge storage fees just so he can cling to his things. I can see keeping the stuff

if you plan to liquidate at some point. I just don't think he would.


I like to keep things to a minimum. When I buy something I usually have a use for it.


Is this normal or some kind of disorder?

Disorder. My folks are the same way. Both starting poor made them very frugal. 26yrs of havingthe Navy move their shit around gave them an easy way to ignore the size of the pile. Now another 20yrs have gone buy, they have a 3-car garage they can't fit a car into, and about 1000sq' of storage spaces. I'm screwed.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:26:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By Armor_Pearson:
My uncle has collected car parts, old junker pos cars, old bicycles, and old trinkets to the point

where he's paying huge storage fees just so he can cling to his things. I can see keeping the stuff

if you plan to liquidate at some point. I just don't think he would.


I like to keep things to a minimum. When I buy something I usually have a use for it.


Is this normal or some kind of disorder?

Disorder. My folks are the same way. Both starting poor made them very frugal. 26yrs of havingthe Navy move their shit around gave them an easy way to ignore the size of the pile. Now another 20yrs have gone buy, they have a 3-car garage they can't fit a car into, and about 1000sq' of storage spaces. I'm screwed.



Somebody once said on this board something that is so true. America, the only country where people will store tons of worthless junk in their car garages and leave their multi thousand dollar automobiles outside.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:35:41 PM EST
I hoard ammo.
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