January 25, 2011

Collector or Hoarder?

This is just the beginning...
My family teases me about the stacks of magazines on my bookshelf next to my bed. I like to think that I collect fashion magazines and newspapers, but I'm worried it is starting to become an issue. I think I may have early stages of hoarding. It runs in the family, which is why I think I watch the show "Hoarders" to scare myself straight. My grandmother and aunt keep so much crap! My mom has the opposite problem where she throws everything away. Let me show you:

I have stacks of New York Times Style sections in a bin.

I have old Apparel News from when I lived in California. For those who don't know, Apparel News is a newspaper about the fashion industry in Los Angeles.

There's pages and pages of this!
I used to cut out images from the pages I ripped out and put them in collage form in a notebook. I just couldn't keep up with it *tear*
At least I try to be organized
When I get a magazine, I try to rip out images I like from and file them away but as you saw by my bookshelf... I'm falling behind.

Do you think it's hoarding or am I allowed to collect this much? What is a better way to store them?


  1. I'm a hoarder as well. I plan to rip out pictures I like from magazines as well but I've been falling behind. Hoarding runs in my family as well. I have an aunt and and uncle who never throw anything out...ever!

  2. Oh man! Where do you store all your pics?

  3. I'm probably the wrong person to ask as I am surrounded by stacks and stacks of magazines in my office, lol. like huge.stacks. :) I call it, research


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