Hoarding Stuff

 This is a short nonsense poem about hoarding stuff in your house, and probably not throwing stuff out as often as you could.


Hoarding Stuff


I've been told before in terms that leave me in no doubt

That i hoard too much stuff-throw some of it out.


Admittedly i do hold onto some items for too long

But that's what happens when my attachment becomes too strong.


I know there are some things that could go, i have to make that clear.

But it's difficult deciding about the things that you hold dear.


There's DVDs videos books and magazines

Some i forgot i had, others i don't think i've ever seen.


I also have some clothes that probably don't even fit

I keep thinking i could sell some and make a little bit


if i could choose the stuff to go and get rid of it today

I'd try to sell it at a car-boot sale or on e-bay.


But that's the problem with things you've had for years

You get nervous as the day for throwing out appears.


Even though i've had advice it's not that i've ignored

There are just certain things that i tend to hoard.


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

My mother was a hoarder and my wife's dad was too. So our policy is 'if in doubt, sling it out'.

I liked your amusing little slant on hoarding. Cheers

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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi attemptedhumour, Thanks for commenting on this. Glad you liked it. Cheers. Michael.

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palmerpullen 6 years ago

Great hub. I truly believe that a good place to start with all suspected hoarding cases is to identify the symptoms associated with this type of behavior. Being able to define a hoarder, as opposed to someone who is just an avid collector, is step one in getting a person on the right road to recovery.

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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi palmerpullen, Thanks a lot for reading and commenting on this Hub.


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DennisDo 3 years ago from Florida

Hi Michael, I think it's natural for some of us to hoard. I would begin to worry when it becomes too extreme like that one show on TLC!

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