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Time to clean out the closets!

"In some areas, clothes and debris were piled 6 feet high," said Police Chief Terry Davenport of the Shelton Police Department. "Officers were having to climb over the top on their hands and knees. In some areas, their heads were touching the ceiling while they were standing on top of piles of debris."

http://www.wral.com/news/5950773/detail.html
Permalink example 
January 9th, 2006
My apt is close to that level. Luckily, I am very nimble and agile and have thus far been able to jump to safety when the piles fall over. I should probably do something about it pretty soon, though. It's a very sad way to go.
Permalink bionicroach 
January 9th, 2006
My house clutter never tried to kill me, but one day there may be an armed uprising.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 9th, 2006
How embarrassing.

It'll make a great story to tell kids, though.

"Tidy your room, NOW!"
"Why?"
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 9th, 2006
I am currently on the counter attack.

I intend to clean out every day a bit more than I create new chaos.

Preliminary reports from the front are favourable.

Today I was even able to create a decent meal without using prefab, and still the kitchen was improved after the cooking and washing up.

After taking care of my children as a single parent for 11 years and my son finally moving on his own, I thouroughly dropped the house keeping chores for half a year.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 9th, 2006
That's more than just a messy house. It's a form of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) known as "hoarding". Most famous case was the Collyer brothers (http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2003/10/28/collyer_bros_pack_rats_to_end_all_pack_rats.php).

I have a friend who has this. She won't let anyone into her house because she's too embarrassed. It's really sad.
Permalink Dana 
January 10th, 2006
We had Edmund Trebus.
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January 10th, 2006

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