I have to agree with Maggie on this one. It took me 28 hours to clean the art room I took over. I filled two dumpsters with dried up paint, boxes of cereal boxes, toilet paper tubes, butter bowls, etc.. Keep enough on hand but don't save for Dooms day. There is a difference between collecting objects that are useful, keeping them organized and having a messy, unclean, unorganized room. There can be clutter without chaos.
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Subject: Re: thoughts on being a pack rat
^I hope all you pack rats will throw out all that stuff you've been
collecting when you leave/retire. Don't assume the next person wants it!