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Nov 13, 2017 05:40AM
Mominator, it isn't every day you come across such a great cast off; the sofa is a terrific find. The bonus is you have the perfect spot in your house for it! It looks fabulous!
Yes, the hoarder stories are sad. Ocassionally, local news here reports on situations similar to that. Once it was a fire and the woman inside perished because she could not be reached over the mounds of debris in her house.
I've read up on hoarding, and two brothers, the Collyer brothers from Harlem, became infamous in the 1940s because of their bizarre hoarding. It may have been one of the first kinds of these hoarding stories to come to light. They were accomplished men whose lives disintegrated into this behaviour over the years. From Wikipedia: "they obsessively collected books, furniture, musical instruments, and myriad other items, with booby traps
set up in corridors and doorways to ensnare intruders. In March 1947, both were found dead in their home surrounded by over 140 tons of collected items that they had amassed over several decades."
Heres a link if you want to read the article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers
Glennie, you're right, the cooler weather in Ohio brings me indoors to tend to household matters. Many people like to spring clean, but I do it in the fall; in the spring, I want to be outdoors caring for the yard and flowerbeds enjoying the nicer weather.
Poodles, we camped in the summer for several years in a 27 foot RV. No way could I downsize that much for every day living, even at 33 feet!
We've been really good about not allowing stuff to creep back into the home after discarding old stuff. Our house was originally a side by side duplex that we opened up to live in the whole thing. This means we have lots of room and rooms and it is easier to take on more than you need if you are not paying attention. We are more vigilant about that at this point in our lives.
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