Compulsive Packrat Syndrome

Am increasingly convinced that Compulsive Packrat Syndrome (CPS) is its own disease, worthy of study and a listing in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Heck, maybe it alert does, I mean there are reality TV shows.
The problem, fundamentally, is that CPS reinforces itself just often enough that we continue to save ALL THE THINGS.
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Witness, the extra critter cage that languished in our basement over a year, but was there when we needed it so we had a ready home for swallowtail caterpillars that obliterated enjoyed my dill to the point where they might have starved without my daughter’s beneficent intervention.

As much as I love the idea of simplification, it’s hard to purge belongings when crap-in-the-basement saves the day, yet again!

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