[QUOTE=Hexavalent;1513627]I don't like to call it hoarding, preferring terms like "potential repurposing", "passive investments", and "preparedness"
+1. That was attitude/argument precisely - until I decided to downsize and move from the 'burbs (2200 square feet+) up to the university district (1000 square feet, give or take). Doing so has forced me to take a long hard look at the necessity of a lot of what I have accumulated over the years: furniture was sold/given away; books were donated to SFU; kitchen goods were given away to needy students; clothes to Goodwill; and my camera "collection" was...untouched!
My problem is that I know I've saved something which would be ideal for the problem/job at hand, but where the h*** is it? Is the solution a data base program for junk, or perhaps more properly, "junque"?
I come from a long family line of hoarders. I would love to continue the tradition, but I move for work every couple of years, usually across borders, sometimes across oceans, sending through the mail everything I cannot carry. That makes it hard to accumulate a proper stockpile of cameras and supplies. As it is, the biggest single item that moves with me is my film scanner. I sure picked the wrong hobby for my career, or the wrong career for my hobby ...
 When my grandmother died we found a large thirty-year-old jar of cream of tartar, virtually untouched, carefully date-labelled.