Fuck Yeah Hoarding

Shit my mother hoards.

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kiransingh:

the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bags despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

My husband just found an ancient plastic bag full of other ancient plastic bags in my parents’ basement. I decided not to keep it as a relic.

(via beradan)

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aieika asked: My friends mom was a hoarder and she was raised in that household. Now her mom is in a nursing home and she can finally start getting the house together. However there is just so much stuff. She needs help (and is open to it) but I never know what I can do and feel like she is doing most of the work while I hover and hold a trash bag. Her house has lots of history and antiques, so you can't just get rid of everything, I don't know the difference. How do I actually do something helpful?

unfuckyourhabitat:

Honestly? Hover and hold the bag. Also, help provide cleaning supplies, encourage her to take breaks, bring food and drinks, find local charities that will do pickups for donated items and help schedule them, and basically be her support for all of the little details that make the task so overwhelming. Help her come up with a room-by-room plan and follow through. Help have a clear process for how and when things will leave the house. Be there if the whole thing is emotionally overwhelming. You may not be able to help her decide what to keep and what should go, but you can provide emotional and physical support as she goes through the process.

As the child of a hoarder who has done this task (and still has more to do), I can say that all these things are helpful. It *is* emotionally overwhelming, and even though I don’t hoard myself I had to consciously learn how to throw away and organize stuff, and to unlearn some of the habits that lead my mom to hoard. Any support a friend can give in that process may make the difference between collapsing in tears and getting shit done. Even hovering and holding the bag. I can also recommend frequent milkshakes (but that may be because there is a Sonic between my mother’s house and the recycling center).

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Hi there! Since I started doing this tolkienreadalong (and spending time in related tags) this seems like a good time to mention that I do most of my blogging at my sideblog everythingbutpitchforking. So if you’re here because fuckyeahhoarding liked or answered one of your posts, you might want to head over there.

For followers of Fuckyeahhoarding, sorry for never posting except by accident. I may eventually get back to this project. Or not.

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hugonebula:

"I continue to work on my 160 page monster comic, but I took a break to draw something that’s been in the back of my mind for a while. My friend Anna Maria Cool recently mentioned she suspected Batman was a hoarder. The seed was planted. I knew I wouldn’t stop thinking about it until I drew something about it. I can stop thinking about it now. Click to enlarge.”

(via Kerry Callen’s Blog!: Batman is a Hoarder!)

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Dragons: Mythological Hoarders 



Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception… He stirred and stretched his neck to sniff. Then he missed the cup!
     Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since he first came to the Mountain! His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.



~The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
(Image: A “Hobbit” Cross-Promotion that didn’t happen by Dr. Benway, from Something Awful’s Photoshop Phriday )

Dragons: Mythological Hoarders 

Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception… He stirred and stretched his neck to sniff. Then he missed the cup!

     Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since he first came to the Mountain! His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.

~The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

(Image: A “Hobbit” Cross-Promotion that didn’t happen by Dr. Benway, from Something Awful’s Photoshop Phriday )

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Healthy Food Styling for Kids: 1983

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This is a cookbook I actually remember using as a kid- hence the stained front cover. The recipes in it employ mostly familiar tactics to make healthy food palatable to kids, like dressing it up in fun shapes (“Tuna Boat”) or disguising it in treats (that’s a whole-wheat brownie!). But then there are recipes like “Edible Liver” (SRSLY, that’s what it’s called) that defy explanation. Oh right- liver was considered a health food

There is a lot more 80s kids’ food after the break!

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What did the designers think was appetizing about this cookbook cover? It can’t have been the psychedelic typography or the vaguely queasy swirl of poo browns in the background. They must have been relying on allure of the exotic “Orient.” This book promises that you’ll “create a garden of Oriental delights” and “The wok in your kitchen is your entree to a new world- the delicate, flavorful cuisine of the Orient.”

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eisenstolz:

Method of Death - Extreme EccentricityThe Collyer brothers, extreme cases of eccentric compulsive hoarders, were found dead in their home in New York in 1947. The younger brother, Langley, died by falling victim to a booby trap he had set up, causing a mountain of objects, books, and newspapers to fall on him crushing him to death. His blind brother, Homer, who had depended on Langley for care, died of starvation some days later. Their bodies were recovered after massive efforts in removing many tons of debris from their home.

It’s always good to know that it could be so much worse.

eisenstolz:

Method of Death - Extreme Eccentricity

The Collyer brothers, extreme cases of eccentric compulsive hoarders, were found dead in their home in New York in 1947. The younger brother, Langley, died by falling victim to a booby trap he had set up, causing a mountain of objects, books, and newspapers to fall on him crushing him to death. His blind brother, Homer, who had depended on Langley for care, died of starvation some days later. Their bodies were recovered after massive efforts in removing many tons of debris from their home.

It’s always good to know that it could be so much worse.

(via odditiesoflife)

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The First Thanksgiving- according to Ocean Spray

I went through a mouldering collection of cookbooks recently. I’m a connoisseur of terrible cookbooks of the past, and unfortunately very few cookbooks from my family’s collection reach the level of entrants in the Gallery of Regrettable Food.  I thought this undated pamphlet was worth sharing, though, since it is seasonal and features regrettable culturally-insensitive art!  This is what happens when you see American history through cranberry-tinted glasses.

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