Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dazed and Confused?

Yesterday, TLC had a Hoarders marathon.
After a few episodes, my anxiety got the best of me and I tried to tackle some major purging.

That evening, we tuned in to an American Pickers marathon.

Do I keep it or throw it away? 
Talk about your mixed messages.

16 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOL...what a swing of emotion. I love American Pickers and have watched the hoarding shows like one would watch a train wreck...not being able to turn away. Mostly, I try to avoid it, lol. My kids have been known to call me a dish hoarder...they just don't GET IT, lol.

Blessings!
Gail

Lilli said...

I can only imagine, unfortunately, what these programs are all about. Think I would enjoy 'Hoarding, buried alive' and feel good about not being one myself. I think. Maybe I hoard photographs...

Cheyenne said...

What is American Pickers about...?

I'm going to have to google it...I've heard about that hoarders show; and was concerned after my daughter had her baby shower and we hauled all the gifts inside that sat and sat and sat in my spare room someone was going to put me on that show!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I wonder.....if the pickers went into those folks houses....we could have a whole new show!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi deb,

i don't watch tv but judging by their titles i can see your dilemma. i suppose the best thing to do is pick through all your junk for the best junk? good luck with that.

xo
janet

An Urban Cottage said...

I can't think of a thing to say.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Stop hoarding the TV Guide!

I'd be reeling after watching those two shows ... mixed messages indeed!

I think I've started hoarding children ... and they all get up too early.

Leslie said...

I watched a few episodes of hoarders yesterday too.. makes me want to throw everything away. Later in life after suffering from a serious depression.. my mom became a hoarder. I didn't understand it .. actually, even after watching that show, I still don't. I sit here and yell at the tv .."Throw that crap out!!!"

thedomesticfringe said...

Ha, ha, ha!!!

This is what TV does to us. It makes us crazy!

I watched two episodes of hoarding the other night and honestly, it creeps me out. I mean these people don't even have a clean place to sit and have a cup of coffee. How do they do it??
-FringeGirl

elegancemaison said...

I haven't seen the programme Hoarding Buried Alive as it's not on BBC, but I am a contender!
http://www.elegancemaison.com/2009/05/she-realised-awful-truth.html

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

When I watch Hoarders, I start to itch.

Becky said...

I've been on a major purge again too. It feels so good. By the next move we will only need a station wagon :)

L said...

If it's my stuff, don't throw it away.
If it's valuable and can be willed to me, don't throw it away.

Those are your only purging rules!

brismod said...

There is a fine line between collecting and hoarding...I figure if you use it, then keep it. If you don't, someone out there will and they should have it. xx

Linda said...

That hoarding show can seriously creep me out...it always makes me clean... (so I have more room for my picking finds LOL)

The Lumberjack's Wife said...

This was too funny! I have never seen either show-not sure I want to! :)