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Anyone else like junk as much as I do?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bobwilson1977, May 13, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    bobwilson1977

    bobwilson1977 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was out in the shop last night and had one of those moments when I realized that holy crap- I have a lot of junk sitting around. Things like small engine parts, carburetors, electronic bits and pieces, a bazillion half-used cans of spray paint, engine cleaner, and other cans of stuff, and other utterly worthless things. But yet I can't bring myself to throw any of the stuff away. The worst part is that I rent and someday it'll probably all have to go away anyway.

    Anyone else have my disease?
     
  2. May 13, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    My Dad suffers from it. I can't stand it.
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I suffer from this affliction as well.....
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    afd23a

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    Unfortunately, my grandparents and parents have passed that disease on down to me as well. :)
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Marc M

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    Oh yes, not only that but a pack rat. I save stuff just because I feel I may need it some day.

    I can barely walk through my garage.

    Marc M
     
  6. May 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    JPinCowtown

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    I used to be that way - until I moved a few years ago and had to deal with a decade's worth of accumulated junk in my garage and attic - I got rid of two trailer loads of stuff. I have since gone to the opposite extreme - I am clutterphobic. I used to save things I didn't need - now I occasionally throw away things I wish I hadn't all in the quest to keep a tidy garage and shop...
     
  7. May 13, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Scooter

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    Unfortunately, I have the same disease. The worse thing is, I finally did some cleaning uplast year, and one item I threw out is a passenger assist handle from a car I had traded in 15 years ago. It sat in my pile of junk for 15 years, and I finally threw it out. Then, a couple of months ago, I found a use for it, but forgot I threw it out. I spent two hours looking for it before I remembered throwing it out. When that happens, it just perpetuates the disease.
     
  8. May 13, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    stevigee

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    Hello, my name is stevigee and Im junk junkie.
     
  9. May 13, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    The thing is that this often becomes true. I NEVER throw away nuts, bolts, screws, or other useful pieces.

    Here's the thing though. I used to be Mr. Neat-o-holic. I still am to a degree, but then I married my Wife, who is a class-A packrat. She saves EVERYTHING. There's little piles of stuff everywhere. I have learned to leave these piles alone and keep my areas neat. But the garage on the other hand has all my junk. I suppose one good thing is that the garage is really a shed and as such, there's only so much that will fit in there, thus limiting my collecting ability.
     
  10. May 13, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Metallikatz3

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    I have pathways going through my basement... its bad.. really bad. Parts from cars I dont have anymore. Enough parts for 3 jet ski engines. A LOT of old tools passed down to me. Some random sporting equipment. And a whole lot of misc stuff
     
  11. May 13, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I have this problem, but I'm getting better.

    I think I just hit a critical limit and now the garage is getting emptier and emptier. I have a few weeks before we start assessing what to do with the garage, so I need to get it in decent shape.
     
  12. May 13, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    im not horrible, but I do have some useless stuff laying around...slowly but surely im throwing it out..im tired of shifting it from side to side and out of my way
     
  13. May 13, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I normally just let my junk hang out right down the middle
     
  14. May 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    cntstan

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    I don't have any "worthless" junk. One day I WILL sharpen all those broken drill bits and I'm absolutely positive that I'll use those 2" scraps of 2X4's for something. I also may NEED the leftover steel scraps for something important. My wife on the other hand has all sorts of crap laying around, I don't have a problem throwing that stuff out..........at least until she gets home.
     
  15. May 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    My dad is a pack rat and a neat freak. He doesn't throw anything away unless its completely necessary or either my mom or I will tell him to throw it away...... PLEASE! :laugh:
     
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