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What is your clutter personality?

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

Hoarder, deferrer, rebel or perfectionist?

 

Bit embarrassed to realise that mine is more hoarder than anything, and a little perfectionist too...

 

http://organizedhome.com/cut-clutter/clutterer-within-whats-your-clutter-personality 

post #2 of 36

Deferrer here and a bit of a perfectionist.

post #3 of 36

Deferrer and perfectionist, lol! That's a great little blog post.  

post #4 of 36

Pretty much all of them. LOL

post #5 of 36

Total deferrer.

post #6 of 36

Hoarder and a bit of a deferrer.

post #7 of 36
Deferrer and a little bit of hoarder.
post #8 of 36

Deferrer.  Guess I'd better get busy!

post #9 of 36

I'm pretty sure that I'm a deferrer, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to really look into it.  I'll have more time and motivation then!

post #10 of 36

Deferrer-perfectionist married to hoarder-rebel.

 

Do you see the problem, here?

post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by woodchick View Post

I'm pretty sure that I'm a deferrer, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to really look into it.  I'll have more time and motivation then!


LOL! I'm mostly a deferrer with a little bit of perfectionist. DH is a hoarder with a rebel streak. Yep, definitely a problem in the making
post #12 of 36

deferrer-perfectionist

post #13 of 36

definitely deferrer/perfectionist. Procrastination and perfectionism do NOT make a good pair!

post #14 of 36
I'm a Deferrer for sure.

I like that 20-80 rule a lot: 20% of every job takes care of 80% of the problem, while fixing the remaining 20% will gobble 80% of the job. So true.
post #15 of 36

definitely a deferrer and to a slightly lesser degree, perfectionist.  I have ADD though so I'm sure thats the first part of the problem!  It was hard growing up explaining to my mom that, no really, I'm a perfectionist!  My room is a mess BECAUSE of that... I have a hard time finding time and ability to focus so I procrastinate til I can do it right.

 

She never connected the dots that every couple of seasons I'd do a HUGE room cleaning complete with getting rid of things and rearranging furniture and even dusting.  I hate dusting!  but if I was going to clean my room... I was going to CLEAN my room :D

post #16 of 36
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by treeoflife3 View Post

definitely a deferrer and to a slightly lesser degree, perfectionist.  I have ADD though so I'm sure thats the first part of the problem!  It was hard growing up explaining to my mom that, no really, I'm a perfectionist!  My room is a mess BECAUSE of that... I have a hard time finding time and ability to focus so I procrastinate til I can do it right.

 

She never connected the dots that every couple of seasons I'd do a HUGE room cleaning complete with getting rid of things and rearranging furniture and even dusting.  I hate dusting!  but if I was going to clean my room... I was going to CLEAN my room :D


I am realising that my 16yr old DD is a deferrer/perfectionist too. She also does this with her room, about 2 or 3 times a year!

post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by marinak1977 View Post

LOL! I'm mostly a deferrer with a little bit of perfectionist. DH is a hoarder with a rebel streak. Yep, definitely a problem in the making


 I have the same mix  in my household. Should we start a support group? I've just decided to lead by example with DH. I'm not even going to deal with his stuff until I've dealt with my own. It's working a little bit but I really have to hold my tongue about ANYTHING of  his, lest I activate the rebel!

post #18 of 36

deferrer to a tee.  i literally think/say, "i'll deal with that tomorrow," like . . . constantly!  and all the things they described that pile up for me, exactly!  weird . . . orngtongue.gif

post #19 of 36

Total deferrer, with a bit of hoarding. Actually my husband is the hoarder but he'd say the same thing about me biggrinbounce.gif No margarine containers, but I saw wrapping paper, and shipping stuff, to be fair I actually do end up using most of that stuff. I'm going to pretend it's not me and it's really my lack of adequate storage. Is there a category for in denial?

post #20 of 36

Major deferrer, fairly major perfectionist, and a bit of hoarding thrown in. Hoarding runs in my family, though. In my mom's case, I don't think it's insecurity as described in the article - more a belief that throwing anything tha can be used away is being wasteful. For my part, I think I have a bit of that, and I just...inherited it from my mom and dad.

 

I'm currrently decluttering. I have five pairs of old pants - torn, stained, unwearable, and some of them are 15 years old. It's making me feel like a wastrel to throw them away, even though they mostly live on my bedroom floor and/or push my usable pants out of my drawers. *sigh*

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