By Tova Teitelbaum
First person 

Hoarding – vice or virtue?

 

January 21, 2022

I must confess that I am a hoarder. I strongly believe in keeping things "in case I need them in the future." I'm not a messy hoarder, and I usually know where to find what I have carefully put away, but I am always reluctant to let go of anything that is in good condition even if it has no immediate use.

It is the year of the corona. I have plenty of time to ponder on the vexing question: "What is the difference between being a hoarder, a careful housewife or a respectable collector?" All three hang on to objects that are not really necessary.

We haven't moved for decades so I have never h...



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