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You'll find it on eBay
She's gone off her meds, and on to eBay! So *that's* how people managed to FILL their homes with crap, and end up being discovered by the neighbors, pinned under a pile of knick knacks, when the smell gets bad - eBay!

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jedilora From: jedilora Date: December 13th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wow. It's like Grandma's house, but luckily Grandma never figured out computers.
phred1973 From: phred1973 Date: December 13th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Save me from becoming these people.. please
cyber_pagan From: cyber_pagan Date: December 13th, 2005 06:00 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
unfortunately I've seen worse. A friend of mines mother worked for a church thrift store. I think she bought most of the things they had herself. When she was hospitalized for an unrelated illness, her kids (all adults) decided to clean out her house. I was there to help (and scrounge, I got a brand new toaster over, been there at least 10 years). The entire house except for a path from the front door to the kitchen, one bathroom and her bedroom was full, floor to cieling. When we got most of the stuff out of just the living room, we found 70's vintage furniture (leapard print!) that they didn't even know was still in the house. We also found a hallway and two other bedrooms that hadn't been seen in at least 10 years. We also found evidence of massive termite damage, water damage, rodents etc etc. I found out a couple months later that they had to declare the house unlivable and it was being torn down. I've seen and lived in clutter, and I'm not a very good housekeeper, but I have never seen anything like it. But given time the house in the pictures will end up that way too. This really shocked my friend to the core, since she realized that she was starting to do the same thing. She had one room of her house full, floor to cieling with material she had been buying from various fabric stores when they had $1 a yard clearence and closeouts. Now she was into sewing, btu she had enough to clothe a third world country. She has since solved that by becoming a vender at ren faire and SCA events, and the cloth became her store stock, but it was seeing her mothers house, which none of them had been inside of for several years (Mom wouldn't let them come in, she always went to their houses or a restaraunt, etc) really woke her up.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 13th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Deja vu

Yep, I'm sure I've seen this before, probably via a link from /. to SA.forum or a cross-forum linkage. A common request I think was for a random box of stuff to be sent to a SA Forumite just to see what some of them contain.

Still in the local-national(Australia) news I've seen someone who tops her, an entire family whoes hoarding drive is linked to garbage. Yep plain ol' fill a bin for a truck to transport to the dump, garbage. Just imagine the smell during summer...eww. The local council's had to serve an order 9 times in the past 12 years in an effort to remove the trash from outside the house - can't touch the inside nor the roof, nought a thing the council can do on that part.

So, there are worse out there and most of them end up being a featurepiece on a current affair program usually linked with decay of caing for the elderly not living in a home i.e. 'the creepy old lady with all the cats'.