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Dear Conche Shell,

My family gets upset because they can’t enter my house since I have collected so many things. They say I’m a pack rat. But I see it as saving for a rainy day. What should I do, since I won’t throw away all these useful shoes, clothes, artifacts and even an ancient Chinese sword.


Saving for a rainy Day.


Dear Saving for a rainy Day.

Sometimes people may not understand why we do what we do. The most important thing is to ensure your health and surroundings don’t compromise that. You don’t want to compromise or put a strain on your relationship with your family, but at the end of the day, you want to ensure you do what you do because it makes you happy and you are safe.

You should first evaluate your surroundings to see if it compromises your health or comfort. If excess, then you could see if things need to be given away; you could sell or donate excess items to a worthy cause.


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