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RQD: Hoarding

Are you guilty of it like I am?

I am always tucking away the accessories that come with gadgets in a drawer or cupboard, just in case I may decide that I'll use them in the future, then throw them away years later after I've forgotten what they were for!

A single case in point, this mysterious bracket.




I have absolutely no idea what it is for, or why I kept the bloody thing! Is that H a clue, I wonder??
Michael

The miracle of google:
http://www.eteknix.com/gigabyte-b...ompact-barebones-system-review/2/
TreVoR

My garage loft is full of crap that has a value, nobody wants it and is too good to throw away.

I have been fairly ruthless at getting rid of the stuff I don't need for the Defender. I have removed the light bar as I have finally decided is don't like the look of it and am contemplating getting rid.
BeN

Yes.
Martin

I used to have a loft full of all sorts of stuff, but when I got my own place 6 years ago I decided not to let that happen again and even now we don't have anything in the loft.  The garage is quite full, but everything is used at some point in he year and the only boxes in the rafters are for things still in warranty.
Racing Teatray

Yes I do this too and my wife is equally guilty. I do periodically have a clear out though.

I was quite pleased to do my own version of cash in the attic the other day by managing to get £200 for two old bits of Z1 trim that been festering in the loft for some years.
Humphrey The Pug

Nope, I hate clutter and if I have no use for anything then it gets binned.

My dad never threw anything away, that was diy related nothing; odd bits of wood, metal, screws, nails, random brackets, wheels, you name it he kept it.

I took the piss, however if I needed something, chances are he had it or something very similar that would do.

One of the things that I miss about him; being able to pop round for a rummage in the shed, garage, greenhouse or a drawer in the kitchen or utility room.
Andy C

Yes . Every draw you open there's a copy of autocar or Evo or octane

The loft is also full of them . Tara wants them binned but I've not thrown any away for years .   I'm sure she bins the odd one now and again but I haven't actually caught her doing it yet

For example , I've not filed autocar from last week was it (panamera road test) to the loft yet , but it's completely vanished ,  and it's something I Haven't got round to reading properly yet
Big Blue

Yes. I just had to buy a new storage thing just for the screws and fixings that come with stuff

Scouse

Guilty. I still have four EspaceIV seats still in the garage.
Boxer6

Scouse wrote:
Guilty. I still have four EspaceIV seats still in the garage.


For those who haven't been to scouse's place (which is probably everyone except me snd chocy rocky!) his garage is actually a warehouse in disguise!  
Giant

My mother is a crazy hoarder, her three bed house, garage and loft is filled to the gunnels of all kinds of crap that 'might be useful one day'. All cupboards, nooks, crannies and any clear space is filled with, what ostensibly is, rubbish. As a result I'm something of a minimalist. If it's not useful right now, out it goes.
Blarno

I hoard timber. My trailer and the side of my garage are loaded with it.
simonp

Michael wrote:
The miracle of google:
http://www.eteknix.com/gigabyte-b...ompact-barebones-system-review/2/


I genuinely have no idea how you found that, but I do have a mini PC (not a Gigabyte, though). Now I know what it's for I can happily throw it away!
TreVoR

You upload the image to google and it searches for similar images on the net.
simonp

I did not know one could do that. I now have vague recollections of this bracket existing so that the ickle compooter can be bolted to the back of a monitor...
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Re: RQD: Hoarding

simonp wrote:
..... this mysterious bracket.



Looks like part of a bracket for fixing a TV to the wall.

Depends what you mean by hoarding; I have a selection of various screws, nails, washers, other hardware, plumbing bits including one length of 15mm and one of 22mm copper piping in case of urgent DIY needs/repairs, also a spare 3-way CH valve and CH pump for same reasons, spare interior door handles etc etc
Michael

simonp wrote:
Michael wrote:
The miracle of google:
http://www.eteknix.com/gigabyte-b...ompact-barebones-system-review/2/


I genuinely have no idea how you found that, but I do have a mini PC (not a Gigabyte, though). Now I know what it's for I can happily throw it away!


Or stick brack "this way up" in Google and set to image search.
Twelfth Monkey

Magazines all go to second readers when I next see them.

We have a draw in the kitchen called 'O&S', short for Odds and Sods.  There's some baffling crap in there, but I do periodically chuck stuff out.

Loft is empty, but garage rafters are full old stuff that needs to go to the tip.  It has needed to go to the tip for years.  We have talked about it, but are both less than keen on losing the day it'll take to get rid of.

Apart from that, no.  I delete emails and texts that I'll have no potential use or need for almost immediately.
Blarno

I reckon every house has a 'shit drawer', where all the random stuff that has no real place goes.
Grampa

Yes, I've been guilty of keeping stuff 'just in case' then finding it years later and throwing it away - I recently threw away the main bracket for a tow bar on a Ford Cougar, an engine block for a 1098 Morris Minor and bumper brackets for a Metro.

I keep all sorts of left over screws, bolts etc then when I need them, it's such hassle to sort through them and find I'm a couple short that I just go and buy a new box!

Also got shelves of left over paint - always keep them in case a room needs touching up - but we had a clear out about 6 months ago - there were loads of colours going back to the 80's that we couldn't even remember using.

Somewhere I have a box of old pennies and halfpennies that I kept as a child when decimalization came in - after seeing Stuntman's thread about the Royal Mint, I guess I should make an effort to find it!
simonp

Blarno wrote:
I reckon every house has a 'shit drawer', where all the random stuff that has no real place goes.


I've got about six of those dotted around the house. I think I need help. I found a box of floppy disks in one of them the other day!!
Bob Sacamano

simonp wrote:
Blarno wrote:
I reckon every house has a 'shit drawer', where all the random stuff that has no real place goes.


I've got about six of those dotted around the house. I think I need help! I found a box of floppy disks the other day!!


Same here, although I'm trying to have a clear out. The other day I found two lovely little Motorola bluetooth handsfree devices that clipped onto the sunvisor of my cars but I think the last one I used it on was the TT. Destined for the skip I suppose but it does seem such a waste.
garry

I'm not good with clutter. It stresses me. I don't hoard at all and I'm probably a bit the OCD in terms of tidiness. My sister is the complete opposite and her house looks like it's been burgled every time I go.
PG

It is amazing how much "stuff" you accumulate as you go through life and inevitably, some of it / a lot of it is useless crap you no longer need or have kept "just in case". In the house, we're currently trying to sell stuff we don't need that has value and chuck other stuff out. But it takes ages to do, going through stuff, deciding and so on.  

Mrs PG does not really get involved in our garage much, which is just as well as I am a hoarder of DIY stuff - wood, old fittings, pipes. But as humph says, it is surprising how often you find a useful bit when you need it.

And I hoard tools. A man can never have enough tools.  

The thing we have a lot of that I hate, but seems to be needed, is all the crap that comes with electrical stuff - chargers, wires, cables, connectors.
Stuntman

I hoard magazines, there are well over 500 in the house.   I've kept some stuff from my past sporting lives (race numbers, results, trophies, kit...), and I have quite a few paintings on the walls and a couple of cases with trays full of coins in them.  But apart from that, no!  
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Blarno wrote:
I reckon every house has a 'shit drawer', where all the random stuff that has no real place goes.

Shit drawer? I have a shit room! Which guests don't get to see ...
simonp

I used to have one of those, but it has mostly been cleared up/out now. All these records/CDs etc used to be on the floor. Well, those and more, there is more shelving on the other side of the room!

Roadsterstu

I had a massive clear out when I sold my house last year. Several trips to the tip. Lots of trips, in fact!

We have a few things in the house loft but the garage loft space iscrammed with stuff - although that is all things we have sorted through to keep and the aim is to keep up there to ensure the garage floor space is as clear. Ish.
Stuntman

I have nothing at all in the loft.  If I did, I fear it would be a slippery slope.  And the garage space is usually occupied by a car!
gonnabuildabuggy

PG wrote:
It is amazing how much "stuff" you accumulate as you go through life and inevitably, some of it / a lot of it is useless crap you no longer need or have kept "just in case". In the house, we're currently trying to sell stuff we don't need that has value and chuck other stuff out. But it takes ages to do, going through stuff, deciding and so on. †

Mrs PG does not really get involved in our garage much, which is just as well as I am a hoarder of DIY stuff - wood, old fittings, pipes. But as humph says, it is surprising how often you find a useful bit when you need it.

And I hoard tools. A man can never have enough tools. †

The thing we have a lot of that I hate, but seems to be needed, is all the crap that comes with electrical stuff - chargers, wires, cables, connectors.


Sounds like a man after my own heart. I am a real hoarder but so often I find it comes in handy.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Stuntman wrote:
I have nothing at all in the loft. †If I did, I fear it would be a slippery slope. †And the garage space is usually occupied by a car!

But cars are your hoarding thing!
Stuntman

Yep!  Need to move house, really
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Or live in a garage
Chris M Wanted a V-10

PG wrote:
A man can never have enough tools.

+1, sometimes decent tools at bargain prices can prove irresistable purchases
Scouse

Boxer6 wrote:
Scouse wrote:
Guilty. I still have four EspaceIV seats still in the garage.


For those who haven't been to scouse's place (which is probably everyone except me snd chocy rocky!) his garage is actually a warehouse in disguise! †


One thing having all the space has made me realise one thing:

The more space you have, the more crap you tend to hoard.
Humphrey The Pug

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
PG wrote:
A man can never have enough tools.

+1, sometimes decent tools at bargain prices can prove irresistable purchases


My dad had every tool going, if he needed a tool for a job and didn't have it, he would just go out and buy it, it was great as he only lived 2 roads away so I would just pop over and help myself if I needed something.

God knows what the witch did with them all after his death, it's tragic as his tool collection went back decades and some of them were my granddads.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Boxer6 wrote:

For those who haven't been to scouse's place (which is probably everyone except me snd chocy rocky!) his garage is actually a warehouse in disguise! †

Now that's the sort of garage that I'd like !
Plenty of space to keep all the cars under cover and still be able to open the doors wide to get out, able to wash them under cover irrespective of the weather and loads of space to store tools, miscellaneous hardware and plumbing bits & bobs etc etc !
gonnabuildabuggy

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
PG wrote:
A man can never have enough tools.

+1, sometimes decent tools at bargain prices can prove irresistable purchases


My dad had every tool going, if he needed a tool for a job and didn't have it, he would just go out and buy it, it was great as he only lived 2 roads away so I would just pop over and help myself if I needed something.

God knows what the witch did with them all after his death, it's tragic as his tool collection went back decades and some of them were my granddads.


My Dad is similar.

I've got a fair bit of my grandfather's tools but when my dad passes away (hopefully not for a long time) I'll need to use any inheritance to rent a warehouse.
Tim

I've kept a lot of stuff that was spare from doing up houses.
There are a lot of small lengths of copper pipe, they were handy for replumbing a house that had imperial diameter piping into metric push-fit stuff.

We've also kept things like doors that were taken out of a house originally built in the 1890s and I have several storage boxes of kitchen fittings - hinges and stuff like that.
Scouse

I might have to take some photo's of my hoarding....
Andy C

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
I have nothing at all in the loft. †If I did, I fear it would be a slippery slope. †And the garage space is usually occupied by a car!

But cars are your hoarding thing!


Just out of interest, how often is the silver Cayman used?

Do you find you grab the keys, go to go for a drive and then think actually I'll take the blue one?
Stuntman

^^^ It's the blue one that rarely gets used.  The silver one and the M3 get used fairly equally (about 6k-7k per annum each).
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Stuntman wrote:
^^^ It's the blue one that rarely gets used. †The silver one and the M3 get used fairly equally (about 6k-7k per annum each).

When I get a proper software job, I'm buying the GT4 off you!
gooner

Stuntman wrote:
^^^ It's the blue one that rarely gets used. †The silver one and the M3 get used fairly equally (about 6k-7k per annum each).


Is that because you want to keep the mileage down or feel it's too special to be wasted on a trip to the shops (where some cackhanded bellend will probably open their door into it!)? I can totally understand either position.
PhilD

gooner wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
^^^ It's the blue one that rarely gets used. †The silver one and the M3 get used fairly equally (about 6k-7k per annum each).


Is that because you want to keep the mileage down or feel it's too special to be wasted on a trip to the shops (where some cackhanded bellend will probably open their door into it!)? I can totally understand either position.


Is the silver one the blue one's portrait in the attic?
Stuntman

^^^

The blue one doesn't get driven to and from work, which is the bulk of my mileage. †It also doesn't go in the garage (front splitter grounds out on the entry) which limits the amount of time it actually spends where I live.

Combine both factors and you can see why it doesn't get used as much it would otherwise. †There's no specific attempt to keep the mileage down, it's just a function of the above. †If and when the house/garage situation changes, the car would get driven more, for pleasure.
PG

Stuntman wrote:
..which limits the amount of time it actually spends where I live...


Where do you keep it then?
TreVoR

You need a set of waffle boards to bridge the gap.
Big Blue

PG wrote:
Stuntman wrote:
..which limits the amount of time it actually spends where I live...


Where do you keep it then?


In the cloud as per the modern way....
simonp

In a secret bunker away from thieving eyes.
Stuntman

simonp wrote:
In a secret bunker away from thieving eyes.


Yep.  And very close to where you live  
simonp

No wonder you don't drive it much!

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