Sunday Poser # 69

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you collect or hoard things?

I’m embarrassed to admit that I hoard/ collect things. When I buy something that I like, I buy more of it so that it doesn’t runs out. My daughter calls it being terribly middle class! Sometimes this investment pays off and when I run out of my favorite skincare, I have another bottle stashed away. And sometimes I find that this particular product doesn’t suit me after all. Or that I don’t use it anymore. At times like these I try to give them to my daughters so that I don’t feel guilty about the money I spent on it.

My usual hoard consists of cosmetics, skincare, or any hard-to-find food item like decaf tea or coffee, which aren’t easily available here and I have to order them online.

Do you collect or hoard things so that you don’t run out of them? And if you do and later on find that you don’t need them after all, what do you do with them?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



106 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 69

  1. I always have extras of essentials like shampoo, TP, cat food, etc. ~ but only one. I don’t have room to store more than that. I don’t consider this “hoarding,” just practical. If I use something up midweek, I don’t have to rush to the store because I have a backup. I used to collect cute cat things, paperweights, books, etc., but I quit because… no space!

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  2. I do like to stock up on things, especially when the price is right. I have a lot of storage space in my house and garage, and I have two freezers, so I can get away with it. It pays to have backup, especially in winter when at any moment we could get hit with a blizzard. And now that supply chain issues are leading to a lot of empty shelves at the stores, I’m stocking up on all the things I don’t want to run out of. (Yes, I’m aware that my stocking up is exacerbating the empty-shelves situation, but I know if I don’t do it, I’ll regret it later.)

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  3. I don’t call that hoarding, rather, smart to ensure you always have a backup! 😉 But I have to admit, I also did buy in bulk, now I do more like “just in time inventory”, having one on hand and the next one will arrive shortly after I tap into my backup.

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  4. I’m not a hoarder but my husband is. When we replaced the oven he stashed the old one in my shed. Amazingly 8 years later when the newer oven died, he dragged the old one out and it was still working. Kept us going until we bought the replacement

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      1. Haha… i use lots of them. But there’s a certain shape and design I like, appealing to use and even show in public… being a journalist too, so during conferences and press releases. It’s hard for me scribbling quick short notes on my phone. So i simply love notebooks and keep lots of them.

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  5. No, not a hoarder, but I do seem to collect things. Once a year or so, I have a clean sweep and let things go to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Always surprises me to see the things I keep that I don’t use or need.

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          1. Indeed, an additional bookshelf is always an option. I also enjoy questioning myself on whether I need a book anymore, or if it’s better to give it away to someone to read. Ah, I think this is true. The rise of electronic books seems to keep increasing. I even buy them on occasion. No bookshelves needed for these, yet I love the feel and read of a real book, and probably always will.

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  6. I “collect” some things, and distinguish collecting from hoarding. I’m a borderline hoarder of food staples and some non-food items, since the Covid crazy hit grocery stores. My apartment is small and has little cupboard/closet space, so I’ve bought some large totes; plus a couple of tables made with cupboard and drawer; and 4 small ottomans with 12 inches of space inside each–they serve double duty as seating for guests.

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  7. If I do like something and it’s reasonably priced, I will buy two too, lol. Over the last couple of years I’ve started collecting Charlie Bears. I do love my little knick knacks, I do find now though, I find it much easier to get rid of the little knick knacks. If I do get rid of any Charlie Bears, it’s not going to be for a LONG time, and I don’t just buy a Charlie Bear for the sake of having one, I have to like the “Bear”. Funnily enough, I don’t have any Charlie Bears “Bears”, they’re all different animals, lol.

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  8. I have too many collections. But with having to pack up the room that needs work – I know not everything will be going back. Some things I collected for my hubby – which I’ll ask first, but I think he doesn’t have a great attachment too. 😉 I’m even rearranging some furnature – attempting to make some of the rooms at least look less crowded 🙂

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