Question of the day

Who’s the biggest pack rat you know?

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21 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Candi says:

    My daddy

  2. Joy says:

    Jason Donald Erickson…….the worst EVER!!!!!

  3. Joy says:

    Sanity, a pack rat is someone who can’t throw anything away.

  4. SanityFound says:

    Thanks, to answer the question I was once, I used to keep things that mean something, I am a bit sentimental but that is at times a bad thing because when the dog destroys them it just is not so good. Now I keep what I need in my heart, it is safer there, material things I have no use for anymore. I am not a pack rat… what an odd expression.

  5. mssc54 says:

    Please clarify “biggest”.

    Who has the largest waist line?

    Who has the most junk?

    Or who has the most amount of junk stored around their couch because they are so big they can’t get up?

  6. Laura (LS) says:

    My brother. Good Lord Almighty, you *literally* cannot walk through that man’s house. He has a path. A PATH. It leads through all the rooms – from the living room, into the kitchen (where there is a table, but you can’t see it), and then on down the hall to the three bedrooms. It’s absolutely unbelievable.

  7. Laura (LS) says:

    (oops… I forgot the best part…) I’ve seriously considered entering him in that “Clean Sweep” show on some cable channel – tlc maybe – but I’m afraid it would SCARE THEM OFF!!

  8. mssc54 says:

    Laura, you are too funny.

    But the good news is that his floor coverings will last much longer than yours. 😉

    And for the record I am a much bigger pack rat. Not so much as “pack” but more of a “stack”.

  9. nikki says:

    I’ll second that Joy!! JASON DONALD ERICKSON!!!!! I have to sneak around to throw anything out. Or I’ll hide something and when he asks for it I just say, I don’t know;)

  10. thegoddessanna says:

    Me. It was my grandfather, until he got to the point where he needed assistance to live, and they threw away all his stuff. So it’s me. I can get rid of garbage, yes, but you never know when you’ll need that 6 inches of ribbon.

    I’m getting better, though. But it’s hard, it’s really hard, and I swear there have been times when I’ve finally gotten rid of something, only to literally need it the next day.

  11. SKL says:

    My late grandma was the winner in my family, but I don’t suppose she qualifies any more. She had a good-sized four-bedroom house to herself, and nearly every inch was stacked with boxes and piles of stuff that she couldn’t bear to part with. She used to work at a department store, and she’d get great deals on some nice stuff that she could give as gifts someday, but a lot of it was still there when she died. She used to make clothes and upholstery and such, so she had boxes of fabric she was going to make into something, but never got around to it. She had furniture behind other furniture, that she was going to bring out and use once she cleaned up all the boxes in her living room. I recall going to her house as a kid to help her clean. I’d say, look, here’s a pile of old newspapers / magazines from years ago, I’ll carry it to the trash. She’d say, no, I’m going to read those someday! Wow. I catch myself doing this a little, but I always remember her house and force myself to throw things away once I have enough newer piles of stuff that I know I’ll never get back that far!

    I have family members who have a lot of crap in their houses, but I think it’s more that they don’t take the time to clean enough versus not wanting to get rid of old stuff. I have a friend who has bags and boxes and stacks and drawers of stuff, but again, mostly because she doesn’t take the time to go through it and pick out the one paper in each stack that is actually worth saving. Does that count? If so, she’s probably the worst at present.

  12. j$ says:

    I’m on to your little games Nicole Rachelle!!!!!I found those jeans you love so much covered in holes. Under the laundery table under bailey’s clothes. Give it up. they look good

  13. Joy says:

    WHOAaaaa….Jason is using middle names now!!! Look out!!!

  14. nikki says:

    OMG!! Sue help me out here!! You’ve seen those jeans, he wore them out one night and said, “people pay money for jeans like these!!” Yea maybe at the thrift store!!!

  15. Just a Mom says:

    Frank Sinatra…oh wait you said pack rat, not rat pack! 🙂

    My grandmother was the biggest pack rat! She had a 17 room farm house in New Hampshire and every room was filled with stuff! I will give her credit because at least she was an organized pack rat. For example she collected sewing buttons. She kept them in several dresser drawers but they were all color coded to a certain drawer. Then she had a roladex with what drawers had what color. She had a seperate roladex for each room!

  16. Sue says:

    OMG, sorry it took me so long to get in on this! I have seen those jeans and I remember that comment and I’m sorry Jason, they have got to go!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trin was looking at a catalog yesterday and she says “mom, why would anybody buy jeans with holes already in them?” I didn’t really know what to say!

    I think my little sweet pea is the biggest pack rat ever! I clean her room when she’s at school just so I can throw things away and I’m not kidding when I say I throw away at least a trash bag full every time! It’s no wonder she can’t find anything when she wants it!

  17. nikki says:

    Thank you Sue!!! See Jason it’s not just me!!!! That’s so funny about Trin, Bailey is the same way!!! If it start this early we’re in trouble!!!

  18. Mary says:

    My sister is the biggest packrat I know and she’s proud of it. More power to her.

  19. Mimi says:

    My father. His house is unhealthy. We’ve called and reported him in need of services because he won’t allow us to do anything about it and it seriously violates many health codes. Stubborn old coot!

  20. joanharvest says:

    ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! When my kids moved in with me they filled the biggest dumpster 5 times with crap I had stored in the cellar. My daughter does not allow me to be a pack rat anymore. My house was always and is always clean but I saved everything. I still have every school paper the kids did up in the attic. They haven’t been up there yet.

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