While moving recently I found myself asking “How does someone as poor as me have SO MUCH STUFF?”
It’s a question that seems to always come up when you need to actually take stock of all your belongings. And I personally can’t help but shake my head at the sort of accidental and incidental collections I’ve amassed. Luckily, this Reddit thread shows me I’m not alone.
So, who else has got more than they can handle of a certain something? Let’s find out.
1. Breathe it in.
Fragrances – about 90.
2. He’s a pinball wizard!
pinball machines – Over 100.
It started with getting one that didn’t work. I didn’t know how to fix it, and once I learned it was fun. I started collecting them.
When they’re broken they’re often cheap to acquire.
3. Seasons of love.
Salt and pepper shakers.
I guess 7 pairs isn’t ridiculous for some niche collector but I am not. but where the h*ll did they all come from?
I have cows, sugar skulls, goats, I don’t need to shake that much salt and pepper.
4. A “serial crafter.”
I’m a serial crafter in that I like to get really into a crafting hobby for a period of time (could be months, years, or sometimes just weeks), and then I move onto the next craft. I usually buy supplies for that hobby as though it will be a lifelong passion.
I’m also an aspirational crafter: I’ll see the potential in raw materials which “forces” me to buy said raw materials, but then I get lazy and the project never comes to fruition.
In short, I have two separate hobbies: collecting crafting supplies and crafting.
5. Cuts and clips.
Paperclips. I have a whole drawer full of them.
6. Roll for initiative.
7. Take a tip from me.
My wife signed us for an Amazon household essentials subscription, and overestimated how often we bought Q tips.
A box came every month, until I pointed out that using our stock of 20,000 Q tips would take a while.
8. You and me both, brother.
Cables. There is an unwritten law of the universe.
If you throw away a cable, you will need it within a month.
9. Tea for two…or more.
Moomin tea mugs. I have close to 60, all different.
My mother gifted me them for years in my advent calendar and she got a bit carried away…
10. Game on!
11. Wait, how?
Nerf Darts (p.s i dont have any Nerf Guns)
12. Get ready for jitters.
I won a lifetime supply of gourmet coffee beans in a contest. Several pounds arrive each month, faster than I can use them.
Some get stored in the freezer, while other bags are given to friends who can use them.
13. Paper or…?
Plastic bags from the grocery store
14. Isn’t that the name of a movie?
Dresses. I have over 100 dresses.
All were purchased from thrift shops (and all are donated back again after I wear them a few times) but still, it’s a strange obsession.
15. Sounds expensive.
Obviously we don’t wanna be hoarders, but there’s nothing wrong with a minor obsession here or there.
What do YOU have way too much of?
Tell us in the comments.