new word: hoardinizing
Vince and I made up a word this past week. We were trying to describe the habit I have of keeping things (otherwise known as hoarding for some people) and what I’m trying to do: go through everything and organize it (or just plain chuck it, as the case may be).
Let’s be clear, this is not a hoarding situation. According to psychiatric sites:
[Hoarding] involves clutter that takes over the living spaces of the home (kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, etc.) and keeps them from being usable for everyday living – cooking, eating, relaxing, sleeping, moving freely through the house, etc.International OCD Foundation
And the stuff I have is better classified as clutter. As none of it has taken over my home (except it has…as we decide what to throw out and donate — my living room floor is becoming an obstacle course). Hmmmmm…..
What I am is a sentimentalist. I love the warm feelings I get with the memories that go with objects/items.
I’m organizing and de-cluttering—a good thing when you’re ‘stuck at home’—and ensuring that Vince isn’t left wondering what the hell he needs to do with all my things.
I like pens. I like pens that write smoothly and don’t make my hand hurt when I’m writing. Over the years I seem to have acquired a collection. Rather than evaluate each pen, I threw out probably a good several dozen (yes, that many) without pausing. However, at our lawyer’s office today, I managed to acquire two more—one just because I touched it! I’m hopeless.
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