This essay was originally published on December 10, 2010.
If you’re a fan of the TLC show “Hoarders”, you know “collecting” can get you into trouble. There’s a distinct difference between someone who hoards possessions and someone who collects things. The lines can definitely become blurred, especially when you find yourself trapped in a corner of your home with little space for anything else besides your possessions. When your loved ones have to stage an intervention and the number, 1-800-GOT-JUNK needs to be called, you know you’ve got a problem.