Posted by Dinah on May 5, 2012, at 11:02:16
In reply to Re: My mother is a hoarder » Dinah, posted by sigismund on May 3, 2012, at 22:10:28
Only as a very young child. But my mother's family were very poor farmers and did hoard themselves. I guess it makes sense if you don't have many resources, and can access the hoarding to provide what is needed. It makes less sense when you'd need days to dig out that string.
The funny thing is that many years ago my mother went to one of her sister's when the sister was having a nervous breakdown. She was horrified at the sister's hoarding, and considered it a sign of mental illness. But her own house is completely different...