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    I'm somewhere in the middle, leaning towards a hoarder. I hang on to things, but whenever I have to move or feel like reorganizing my room (rare though that is), I usually feel really good about tossing out a lot of the crap I don't use anymore.

    I definitely don't mind clutter to some degree, and a location doesn't feel right without a little bit of clutter. So, I don't think I could ever be a minimalist. But I DO like to have some particular surfaces and area completely clear of debris. And I do like it when I organize "stuff I don't use often".

    And also, some rooms cause me to take a more minimalist approach than other rooms:

    Kitchen: Minimalist
    Bathroom: Minimalist
    Bedroom: Hoarder
    Living Area: Hoarder
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    I'm a minimalist but have a strange compulsive habit of keeping shoeboxes under my bed (luckily I don't buy a lot of shoes).

    I never use them for anything but have this irrational need to keep them and when I do a big move I then regretfully throw them out.
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    I routinely move things on I haven't used in six months, and about once every three months go through everything to decide if it's something I want and/or need.

    I read somewhere that most ISTP's love to throw stuff away. That's definately true of me...but items I consider still of use and benefit to someone I give away and/or donate.

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    I have a serious hoarding problem. I have trouble throwing anything out. And its not like I'm buying lots of crap, it just somehow accumulates. I have this little voice in the back of my head that says, "you might need this one day", and I tend to listen to it.

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    I'm a clutter King. I have so much stuff strewn about it's not funny.

    I wish I was a Minimalist...life would be so much easier.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    I'm a very well organized hoarder.
    Nothing I own is less than $10 in value.
    I know where everything is.
    I put all my stuff to use as time moves forward.
    I am not emotionally attached to any of my stuff and donate it as I need to make space.
    I also am very liberal in sharing my hoarded items of value with others, to spare them time and expense.

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    i used to be an extreme minimalist. for most of my life everything i owned easily fit into a duffel bag, or into saddlebags on my motorcycle. i mean, i would have a bed in my apartment and other furniture, but when i moved i always left it behind if i couldn't carry it.

    now i aquire. i have tons of stuff. my house has stuff everywhere. it is literaly covering the walls and hanging from the ceiling.
    i have a very laissez-faire attitude towards my stuff though, i lend things and give things away right and left. material things have a way of slipping through my fingers - i have a knack for aquiring things very cheaply and easily, and let them go just as easily. the stuff in my house is in constant flux - i get new stuff, give stuff away. what's mine is yours.

    i also love to get things for other people. i am good at it, if someone i know needs a certain something, i am good at finding it.
    but i enjoy the thrill of finding things. i dislike buying things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    Nothing I own is less than $10 in value.
    this got me to thinking... i realized i have lots of stuff that i found - things i picked up off the street, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    I'm a clutter King. I have so much stuff strewn about it's not funny.

    I wish I was a Minimalist...life would be so much easier.
    Hell yes. Its too stressful to have a house full of crap.

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    I'm a minimalist at heart.
    Usually I get pretty messy because i'm too lazy to drop things off at the dump or goodwill. Though, I have absolutely no qualms about getting rid of things.
    In college usually before I moved home every summer I'd throw half my junk in the hallway and go with a lighter load.

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    Total minimalist here. I always get brought along as the voice of reason when shopping...

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