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    [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!
    Some Nikons (F6, F5x2, F3P, F3HP, F2ASx4, F2A, F2 and a D800), with Ai/Ais Nikkors ranging from 15mm to 600mm; Leicas (M6X2), with Leitz glass from 28 to 90mm and a pair of Hasselblads (500c/ms), with Zeiss glass from 50 to 250mm. A bit of stuff for a no-longer practicing professional, but justifiable for a now-converted hobbyist who absolutely loves taking/making pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post
    How many people on here are hoarders of stuff your significant other thinks is total junk!
    Not me, by that standard.

    All of *my* clutter is quality, important stuff (especially the eBay boxes that haven't been unpacked in 4 years).

    Now, *her* stuff, of course, phtht.

    (We both agree that we need a bigger house, or at least an available barn.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLawson View Post
    Not me, by that standard.

    All of *my* clutter is quality, important stuff (especially the eBay boxes that haven't been unpacked in 4 years).

    Now, *her* stuff, of course, phtht.

    (We both agree that we need a bigger house, or at least an available barn.)
    That would be dangerous. Stuff accumulates to fill all available space, plus.

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    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"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    My girl friend fully supports mu interests. Have you considered trading in for a new model?
    My advice to you is to not get married.

    My blog / photo website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

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    I come from a long family line of hoarders[1]. 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 ...

    [1] When my grandmother died we found a large thirty-year-old jar of cream of tartar, virtually untouched, carefully date-labelled.

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    Nature abhors a vacuum. Neet freeks have psychological problems. (sp)
    There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. —Erwin Schrödinger

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    I have all the cameras I need. I do not have all the cameras I want!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacavol View Post
    Nature abhors a vacuum. Neet freeks have psychological problems. (sp)
    ExceptIf you do enough hoarding for long enough, at some point in the future men in white coats come and take you to a rubber room on the funny farm
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