Are You a Compulsive Hoarder?
If the “Just in Case” syndrome makes you keep things for years and years without any use, then my friend, you are a compulsive hoarder. These signs are a clear sign that you have a habit of compulsive hoarding and you aren’t able to do anything about it.
“Just in Case” Is Your Favourite Phrase When It Comes to Clearing the Wardrobe
Clearing the wardrobe is the hardest job for you as everything you score out to donate seems to be useful in the future.
You Keep Every Cardboard Box or Shopping Bag You Ever Receive
Not just those flashy ones but you have a habit of stocking up even the ugly ones. Admit it, you have a bag to keep all other bags, don’t you?
You Own a Lot of Stuff but Don’t Mind Buying New
This is a clear indication that you are an obsessive-compulsive shopper. You like buying things even when you don’t need any of them.
You Just Love Freebies
Your extra drawer in the bathroom is full of free toiletries from hotels from around the world, and you aren’t even guilty about owning them.
You Stockpile Things Thinking They Might Be Useful in Future
From those old suitcases to trunk boxes and even smartphones that don’t work, you have it all kept safe.
Your Handbag/Wallet Is Stuffed with Receipts & Tickets
Expired travel tickets and shopping receipts have taken most of the space in your wallet/handbag, and you have a hard time finding things you need.
Your Store Room Is Overflowing
Just like Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you have a storeroom that is overflowing with unwanted stuff, and you don’t want to clean it up. Trust me, this is nothing but a hoarding disorder.
Your Work Desk Has a Huge Pile of Magazines or Books
Only a compulsive hoarder can manage to work under a pile of books with perfection. You like their presence around and keep adding more to them.
You Have a Box of Chargers for Electronics You Don’t Even Have Anymore
The hoarding syndrome goes to another level when you start piling up cables and chargers of things you don’t own anymore. This is usually the first step of being a compulsive hoarder.
You Buy Similar Things in Different Colours
If you end up buying the same T-shirt or pair of shoes in different colours, you are officially on your way of becoming “the hoarder”.