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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 04:03 PM
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31. My mother was like that.
I couldn't throw anything away until she died. I would go up there and get sick from all the dust and clutter, and the folks couldn't understand why.

I tried to clean out a bedroom that was 10 feet x 20 feet, and 5 feet deep in cardboard and junk. I climbed over the stuff and opened a window and tossed it out the window. That's one thousand cubic feet of crud in ONE room.
Then she woke up and came outside and started cursing at me, called me a nasty bitch, and told me "You'll never be half the woman your grandmother was".


She had no memory of it later. I figured out a couple of months later that she had dissociated and went into another personality. THat is scary.

She dragged 14 big trash sacks back from the curb and dragged them under the carport, that we had thrown out. This was a week after she had had one of her carotid arteries cleaned out in the hospital.


I've sent stuff to auction houses and taken countless boxes of stuff to resale shops.
And I'm still not through.
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  -I'm watching Hoarders... HipChick  Feb-07-10 06:31 PM   #0 
  - I've done that too  warrior1   Feb-07-10 06:38 PM   #1 
  - I get like that when I watch "How Clean is Your House?"  GoCubsGo   Feb-07-10 06:49 PM   #2 
  - I was eating a sandwich, when someone reached down and pulled out a dried out critter..  HipChick   Feb-07-10 06:51 PM   #3 
  - I often have the same reaction  GoCubsGo   Feb-08-10 08:33 AM   #29 
  - I'm afraid those Brit gals will show up at my door  Skittles   Feb-07-10 09:40 PM   #9 
     - I learned from that show that you can use cheap cola to clean your toilets.  texanwitch   Feb-07-10 09:42 PM   #11 
        - ? drink cheap cola and piss it clean?  Skittles   Feb-07-10 10:14 PM   #13 
        - Cola has phosphoric acid in it. That's why it cleans scale.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-08-10 03:57 PM   #30 
        - LOL  redwitch   Feb-08-10 09:13 PM   #37 
        - I like vinegar and baking soda  GoCubsGo   Feb-08-10 08:29 AM   #28 
  - I watch Hoarders online.  texanwitch   Feb-07-10 07:09 PM   #4 
  - I come from a line of them  lazarus   Feb-07-10 08:44 PM   #5 
  - I will never clean their houses again.  texanwitch   Feb-07-10 09:39 PM   #7 
  - Mom mom's neighbor is like that. The stuff fills up his windows  Lorien   Feb-07-10 11:55 PM   #19 
  - We have a lady like that in our community.  murielm99   Feb-09-10 04:29 AM   #42 
  - I think the crucial questions are  Skittles   Feb-07-10 09:43 PM   #12 
     - actually  lazarus   Feb-08-10 02:08 AM   #22 
        - I'm a bit of a clutterer / packrat myself  Skittles   Feb-08-10 02:14 AM   #24 
  - I can't imagine living like that, although I've got a pretty good idea.  Wapsie B   Feb-08-10 04:08 PM   #33 
  - I watch that with a bit of fear.  Robb   Feb-07-10 08:51 PM   #6 
  - Every time I watch that show  Corgigal   Feb-07-10 09:40 PM   #8 
  - animals too  Skittles   Feb-07-10 09:41 PM   #10 
  - They don't seem to follow up with long term help..  HipChick   Feb-07-10 10:42 PM   #14 
     - They do with people who ask for it.  wickerwoman   Feb-07-10 11:37 PM   #18 
        - I agree, 2 days is too short  laundry_queen   Feb-08-10 11:23 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, the saddest one is the one with two boys,  wickerwoman   Feb-07-10 11:34 PM   #17 
  - This is a form of OCD. It can sometimes be helped by a combination of SSRIs and therapy  nolabear   Feb-07-10 11:02 PM   #15 
  - Folks with dementia often do it. I know several elderly folks that have done this. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-10 10:28 AM   #45 
  - I watched several episodes today; first time I'd ever watched  SeattleGirl   Feb-07-10 11:05 PM   #16 
  - I've done it too.  Lorax   Feb-08-10 12:51 AM   #20 
  - I am watching a show about hoarders on Discovery Health channel.  texanwitch   Feb-08-10 01:07 AM   #21 
  - Yeah, I know how that goes. Every time my spouse puts Biggest Loser on, I get the urge to eat n/t  qnr   Feb-08-10 02:11 AM   #23 
  - I always work out during the Biggest Loser  City of Mills   Feb-08-10 07:50 AM   #25 
  - I am the same way.  distantearlywarning   Feb-08-10 08:15 AM   #26 
  - I stayed up too late last night watching that show  carlyhippy   Feb-08-10 08:28 AM   #27 
  - My mother was like that.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-08-10 04:03 PM   #31 
  - What channel is it on? I can't find it.  Maraya1969   Feb-08-10 04:05 PM   #32 
  - A&E  JonLP24   Feb-08-10 04:08 PM   #34 
  - Mondays on A&E at 10 p.m. EST  Z_I_Peevey   Feb-08-10 06:56 PM   #35 
  - Watching new episode now..single father with kids  HipChick   Feb-08-10 09:10 PM   #36 
  - Me too  seaker   Feb-08-10 09:25 PM   #38 
     - lol! I'm doing housework too..  HipChick   Feb-08-10 09:31 PM   #39 
  - That's how I am.  laundry_queen   Feb-08-10 11:27 PM   #41 
  - Yeah hoarding is a very bizarre affliction  cherish44   Feb-09-10 07:01 AM   #43 
  - I have a great fear of the hoarding impulse.  Arugula Latte   Feb-09-10 10:25 AM   #44 

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