If this sounds familiar then you're definitely a hoarder.
The Full Story:
You’re not worried by the prospect of a robber hiding under your bed because you know there is literally no space left under there. It’s full of back-to-back shoe boxes full of ASOS magazines and old clothes tags.
You’re bad at clearing out your wardrobe "just in case" you ever need something. "No, I haven’t worn this plaid shirt in 18 months, but what if I ever go to a Western-themed party?"
You’ve spent more money on storage boxes than you care to admit.Because organized hoarding is better than unorganized hoarding, right? Right? Keep telling yourself that, anyway.
You dread to think of how long the things under your desk have been there. The probably-not-necessary purchase from the January sales, the uncomfortable-but-cute shoes you were forced to leave in the office, and the only-used-once protein shaker. The mice probably love it.
You keep every plastic bag or reusable envelope you’ve ever been sent, usually stored inside the biggest envelope of them all.
You see absolutely no problem with buying new things — despite the fact you probably have three open ones at home already. "YES, THIS IS THE FOURTH BRAND OF FAKE TAN ON MY SHELF. SO WHAT?"
You see more of yourself in this Vine than you care to admit:Every time you attempt to have a "clear out," it usually turns into you discovering something in one of your 23 shoeboxes and getting distracted for hours.
You’re a sucker for a freebie — even if you know deep, deep down that you don’t need it. You have a drawer in your bathroom dedicated to hotel shower caps, soaps, and cotton ear buds.
You still have chargers for electronics you don’t even own anymore. Y’know, just in case.
Your purse is jammed full of expired train tickets and receipts, and you tend to avoid emptying it out of dread. You add to it on a daily basis.
You have a habit of stockpiling things rather than throwing them because you never know when they might come in useful. A festival lanyard from 2014 could be worth a fortune at some point. Maybe.
Speaking of festivals, you have never, ever thrown away a wristband or ticket from any event you’ve been to. You’ve probably never looked at them since that night, either.
You would throw those shoes with the holes away, if it weren’t for the fact they might come in handy next time you’re gardening. (If you ever do any gardening.
)It might look like a load of clutter to the untrained eye, but you do have a ~system~ of sorts. Kind of. Sort of. A bit. Not really.
If all other career prospects fail, you’ll launch a highly successful eBay business and make lots of money selling your hoarded things.Except you won’t because you can’t let them go, but it’s worth a try.
You make a decision about buying or renting property based on the shelf potential. Built in storage? Adjustable shelving units? GIVE IT TO US ALREADY.
Whenever someone mentions that they need something, you tell them you’ve got one "somewhere." Just where exactly "somewhere" is, you’re not entirely sure.
You buy things even though you know you already have something similar, usually because you’re not actually sure where the other one is.