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Willenium says: I had to bring some floppy disks into work which I had been saving for 10 years "in case I might need them". Tell us when your hoarding skills have come in useful (or not, as the case may be)

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:03)
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The hoards yearn for opportunities to be useful
Because of my big basement, I host not only my hoards, but those of others: people who have long-forgotten what they own. I'm still looking for appropriate uses for everything.

I had a yard sale once, and discovered there was an unmet demand for styrofoam mattresses. Who would have known? Made some cash there!

I've turned old medication bottles into canisters for screws and bolts. Visiting handymen can read the labels and give advice about dosages as they plunder my supplies.

The hoard of incandescent light bulbs has proven useful for those circuits with unreliable current, where compact fluorescent bulbs burn out.

A homeless man asked me to store an immense exercise machine for him. I laid it on its side in the garage and covered it with a tarp. Now, it's a refuge for my pet rabbit when the neighborhood possum comes raiding the rabbit's food supply at 3 a.m.

But the other hoards - the Christmas wrapping, the French historiography journals, the herbicide, the magazines featuring Lady Gaga, the plastic buckets, the plastic owls, the colored grout - they've yet to prove their merit.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 20:43, closed)
This is strangely poetic

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 21:07, closed)

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