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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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    And that has made all the difference."

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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.

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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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