Today’s question

I was cleaning out my drawers and realized something shocking. I had 35 different chapsticks and lip glosses.


Apparently I unintentionally horde lip care. Who knew? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

How about you, what do you unintentionally horde? Not intentionally, mind you. For example, I intentionally horde cookies. I’m asking what do you unintentionally horde?

(I’ll be drawing three random commenters who will win my upcoming ABOUT THAT KISS!!!)

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  1. Pens. Iโ€™m an addict like most of the people in my family. I blame my grandpa who was a pen thief and hoarder.

  2. I hoed books, until I have to give some up. I donate them to libraries, and women’s shelters. There are some I will never let go.

  3. I unintentionally horde mail. I receive something I want to look at further, but don’t have the time to look at it now so save it for later. Next thing I know I have several stacks covering my desk, and my inbox has over 5,000 messages from the last 3 months.

  4. I hoard makeup….and I hardly ever wear any. I have no idea why. Except my powder foundation, I probably never need to buy makeup ever again. But will I? Yep….LOL.

  5. I love pens and planners, I have to steer clear of them in the stores because I’ll buy a new planner. Also books. I love to buy the books I love and I have quite a few of them!

  6. Ink pens….I have a 132 pens in a shoe box ๐Ÿ™„ and socks 82 pairs. I have 10 pair that are go to so why so many socks…I donโ€™t know๐Ÿ˜ข

  7. I hoarded peanuts and bubble wrap from shipments I receive. You never know when you’ll need them..

  8. Condiments from fast food places! What do I need a bunch of taco sauce or ketchip packets for? I have bottles of them inmy fridge.

  9. Yes we have 3 extra people living with us so when I go to the store Iโ€™m always buying extra deodorant and shampoo and toothpaste and I But extra socks too donโ€™t know why just donโ€™t want anyone to do without,!!

  10. Pens! When I go some place and need a to borrow their pen I need to remember to give it back! You wouldn’t believe the number of them in the bottom of my purse!

  11. Unintentionally would be bubble bath I have so many different kinds. Intentionally would be books. I have about five or six totes big and small filled with books.

  12. books, pens, books, shells, and books!!!!!!!! My hoarding secrets are out. I’m so not ahsamed!!!!!!!!

  13. I do hand embroidery. If I don’t have a current work in progress (WIP) I’ll look at the colors and impulse buy floss that I “may” end up using in future projects. I’ve discovered that no matter what, I tend to be drawn to one color in particular DMC #995 (a shade of blue). This happens to be my favorite color. I have no idea how many skeins of this floss that I have. I have so many that I have a container just for this color!

  14. Large lined colored post it notes. I work at a bank and threw couple in basket for helping customers. Now basket overflowing and in every one of my drawers

  15. Well unintentionally I am a hoarder of dogs. That’s what happens when you take in a stray and not long after she blesses you with 9 babies!
    And intentionally I am a hoader of books, always have been, always will be. My husband just sucks it up and builds me more bookshelves!!

  16. Makeup period! 2017 I had to pack what I was keeping and realized after going through drawers bags, cabinets… I had a lot of makeup! Considering I use the same handful of items everyday, I was in shock and awe ๐Ÿ˜†. That did include chapstick and lip glosses too!!

  17. I have tons of tooth paste. I have 20 different tubes in my drawers, cabinet and closet.๐Ÿ˜€

  18. My dentist gives out chapstick-like tubes so I have a bunch — don’t mean to hoard ’em but they may multiply in the drawer. You know, from the humidity in the bathroom. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also hoard bookmarks. I have quite a collection — even some from places that have closed.

  19. I hoard books! but also plastic bags, twist ties, pens, boxes – never know when you need one of a certain size!

  20. Bookmarks! I even make my own with pictures or cards that I like by laminating them. My old airline tickets and sporting event tickets are laminated and used as well. I switch out bookmarks with each book I begin ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. When we last moved, I discovered a treasure trove of travel-sized toiletries. Mostly shampoo & conditioner, but also lotion, toothpaste, and wet wipes. I don’t travel enough to make use of most of it – so why did I buy it? Donated over 35 items to the homeless shelter . . .

  22. Nothing as far as i can tell, though I used to horde surgical tape, I’d put some in my uniform pocket forget it was there and find it when I got home. Due to hospital regulations not be allowed to bring it back into work, I once had about 20

  23. I seem to have way too much nail polish, Victoriaโ€™ s Secret underwear, books and like you chapstick. Iโ€™m trying to declutter and reduce but…….itโ€™s a struggle

  24. I have a ton of bookmarks. I have lip balms on both floors of my home. But, I think the things I keep getting without realizing I don’t actually need them – lotions and tissues. I have allergies, so I am make certain that I do not walk into any room that does not have a box of tissues. And then there is the stack of boxes in my linen closet. I also collect lotions. They are everywhere. And again, a handy, dandy supply in my linen closet. One never knows when a dry skin emergency can pop up.

  25. I do have a lot of chapsticks too. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I horde used tickets. Of any kind. A train ticket. A bus ticket. I always put it into my purse and leave it there until there is so many that I can’t close it up anymore. Then I have to pull all of them out and go throught them so that I don’t throw out something important. ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Something I realised recently ( my husband pointed out), I hoard brushes and combs. It seems that I can never find one when I need it or I have a hair crisis when I am out. Needles to say he found about 20 combs and brushes in the cupboard the other day. Oops!

  27. Body soap. I have a habit if throwing a few in the basket and then realizing I have like 5 or 6 already at home.

  28. This is a great question, I hoarde mail but donโ€™t intentionally. Like when someone sends little note pads in the mail and address labels I keep them all. I have so many little note pads.

  29. Pens. I have two work stations at my office and one is always missing pens. I used to get so frustrated with my other co-workers until I realized it was me picking them up and moving them to either my other desk or the copy room. I found 16 pens in one of my desk drawers.

  30. i have a drawer full of napkins at work, i use them as hot pads when i take my lunch out of the microwave. the good news when i spill something (which i’m good for) i have plenty of napkins on hand

  31. You know those little tear away a sheet notepads? Yeah…that’s me…tons and TONS of them. All over the place. THEN I keep the notes I tore off the pad. Or I leave them on the notepad and have to leaf through to find a blank page. If full I then haul out another one to use. AND the loose sheets…I keep them bound with a stretched out hair tie! HELP!! LOL

  32. Boxes, discounted wrapping paper, and gift bags. All great when Christmas and birthdays comes around not necessary at other times. This was the first year I didn’t buy any after-Christmas wrapping paper! I have plenty!

  33. I will have to say underwear. I always think I need new ones when VS has a sale. I really don’t bed more, just want to make sure I don’t run out.

  34. hankies and lip balm! Happy new year Jill, keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™
    And thank you for providing countless hours of enjoyment!

  35. Office supplies. I can’t resist those aisles or the stores full of them. Mainly ink pens – I always have a new favorite and paper. Pads and pads of every size and shape. When I first moved to Florida for Massachusetts it was stationery. I thought of all the tons of letters my friends and I would be sending back and forth. Then I got a computer. Still have tons of stationery. The strange thing is – i have to hold myself back from buying more. I try not to even look at cute notecards, etc.

  36. Yarn, even though I don’t crochet that much, and skin-care products such as lotions and face masks.

  37. Nail polish….I find nail polish in all sorts of places…most of them so thick I couldn’t use them anyways….But I intentionally I hoard wine glasses…you never know when you’ll break some and need more…

  38. OMG, pens, pencils and post-it notes. Cleaning out and packing to sell our house and move and finding these things simply everywhere. I need a chapstick though. Send me one with the book please? LOL

  39. Bookmarks, pens and grocery receipts I just cleaned my junk drawer and these are the three things I found in excess.

  40. Soaps that smell wonderful….but….I have, since I figured I didnโ€™t unintentionally hoard, and now know, I do….over 50 bars who knew I needed to smell better?

  41. I would say 1. bobby pins because I take them out of my hair in my room usually then forget about them and think I am out. 2. potholders, my dog steals them and hides them so I buy more then find the ones he hides.

  42. Postage stamps. I always think I’m all out, buy a sheet, then return home to realize that no . . . I’ve got plenty. I never learn.

  43. I horde twist ties, big and small. Who knows when one might come in handy? And also ballpoint pens. They seem to have multiplied like bunnies and are all over the house, in my purse and in my car!

  44. eyeliners seem to grow in my draw as well. However I do seem to also have alot of black or Grey cardigans. Just cant seem to resist buying new ones all the time. have about 10 all very similar.

  45. Intentionally? – BOOKS (current count around 3000)

    Unintentionally? – It seems to be plastic storage containers. It doesn’t seem to matter how often I toss them out, the cupboard is always overflowing……..

  46. Geez, you have made me realize how much I hoard – I have horrible fingernails – they are soft, they split in layers, but I must have 50+ bottles of nail polish and/or hardeners; I love pens – have hundreds but only a few favorites; and hair clips – dozens, but use the same one every day. Maybe I need an intervention?

  47. I have a few groceries I buy each week without checking like shredded cheese or tomato sauce. Sometimes it looks like I hoard some of those items.

  48. Socks and slipper Socks! I never realized I had so many until they start spilling out into another drawer. I had some with tags on then! I have a bunch away, got down to one drawer and what happens I got more for Christmas! Lol!

  49. Bookmarks. There are so many pretty ones out there that I can’t resist. The funny thing is that 95% of my reading is on my Kindle but I still can’t resist those bookmarks!

  50. Ink pens. Even though I throw away the old one and give away some of the good ones I always seem to have several dozen ink pens around the house. They must be reproducing because I know I havenโ€™t purchased that many.

  51. Unintentionally ? It’s those travel sized things of lotion (shampoo and conditioner too).

    I intentionally horde chocolate. No apologies. It is necessary.

  52. Kleenex & Advil, can’t find either when I need but when I clean out my purse or clothing pockets find a lot!

  53. Twist ties from the supermarket. I looked in my drawer in the kitchen and found that the snack size bag I had them in was overflowing. Oops! LOL
    I use them all the time for different things. For example, instead of locks on my suitcases, I tie them together with those ties. I also use them to tie random wires together, like all the ones in the back of the computer. It’s easier than undoing those plastic binders.

  54. It really is unintentional, but its skincare. Honestly, how many moisturizers and face masks does one person need? Apparently a ton!

  55. Eye liner – I found one that I really like & have to order it instead of finding it in a store. When it goes on sale I buy at least half a dozen so I don’t run out.

  56. Hair ties. I donโ€™t mean to, but somehow they multiple in dark. Have about 50+. In the same drawer as the 20+ chapsticks. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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