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|It's interesting to look into the reasons for the cluttering syndrome, Sherry, because it really could highlight the reasons for other excesses or flaws.
I'm a compulsive collector. I decide I like something and then collect it to the point that it becomes ludicrous. I bought a little wooden rooster figurine at a garage sale once and that was the start of a collection so large that I had to build an extra room onto my house for all of my roosters -- on rugs, paintings, tapestries, stained glass, cabinets, dishes, etc. The silly wooden rooster cost a quarter, but you can imagine what it cost to build a new addition to house the subsequent collection.
I have 1500 rose bushes on a half-acre lot. I have more Cloisonne than a Chinatown gift shop. I have more Holocaust books than any library and certainly more than I could read in what's left of my lifetime. I have hunted down every single Linda Ronstadt album ever produced (including the ones she made as a member of the Stone Poneys and as a guest artist on albums by other singers) and I have most of them on vinyl and on CD, although I have no explanation for why I would need both. At the present time, I have 25 cats -- well, actually only 23 because I'm boarding 2 of them for a friend -- but who needs 23?
But you see what I mean? Why am I doing this? If I figure out the reason, will it help me in some other area of my life?