Hoarding runs in my family and I try very hard to not fall victim. I also will throw out an item if buying a new item. On the other hand I, along with my mother, have a collection of coffee makers. For some reason, we find it very hard to get rid of one when acquiring a new one. Open my panty and on the top shelf is a line of coffee makers.
My paternal grandmother was a hoarder. She lived across country so my dad didn't see what was happening, but upon her death we found that the three story house had only a small walkway throughout due to the amount of junk, furniture, dishes, etc. piled everywhere. It took my parents months to clean out the house. Some things were sold and some were split amongst the children and grandchildren, but most were just thrown out. I'm afraid that my father, who was floored when he saw the house, is almost as bad. My mother keeps him in check or their house would end up the same. I mean, seriously, who needs to keep every single magazine and newspaper bought?
That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny.