I'm sure we've all seen or heard of the A&E show, Hoarders, in which people with severe hoarding issues are urged by their family or friends to overcome their hoarding problems.
Looks a little crazy, doesn't it? Honestly, I thought the same thing until I put a little more thought into how easily some thrifty habits could turn into full-blown problems. Think about some of the major temptations:
1. "But it's on clearance!"
Have you ever bought something that you didn't need or already had just because it was a good deal?
*PS Have you thought about the fact that this might not even be such a thrifty behavior?
2. "They were just going to throw it out!"
I've been there: A friend or relative has a garage sale and doesn't want to deal with the remaining "junk." You see potential in the pieces and go ahead and take some of the free loot home. Six months later and you still have an unpainted bookshelf sitting in your garage...
3. "I might need it again one day!"
So you might not have a shopping problem, but you just can't seem to give things away. Sure, it would save money down the line if you happen to need those jeans that are two sizes too big again... but is it worth cramming your closet with three different wardrobes just for that possibility?
Have you ever found that your thrifty tendencies create little clutter problems?
PS I promise none of my rooms look like the one pictured above, but I've been known to fall into temptation before.