By - FlintTheDad
Fragrances - about 90.
Nuts and bolts. Every time I get a new thing that needs assembled, I keep the leftovers “just in case”. Now I have a ton of random, particular nuts and bolts with severely limited applications and I just can’t seem to throw them away.
I keep a "fuck it bucket" in my garage with all the random hardware I end up with. It's not enough to sort by size and they're unique enough that sorting them would really just be a bunch of one offs, but it has come in handy multiple times
IKEA hex keys. I always save them, just in case.
But when you just need one goddamn bolt+nut to hold together something that broke, that box of nuts&bolts is worth its weight in gold.
After civilization collapses, we'll be the only people who can build things! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Stuffed animals. Childhood me had a problem.
Childhood me loved stuffed animals so much. Then I became an adult and realized how much better actual animals are. Grew up and started working my real job, which enabled me to buy said animals, add in my shitty impulse control, and now I have too many animals.
Adult me still has this problem, though now I’ve been pickier with which ones I get. Hugging something/holding something in my arms helps me sleep, so I only get the softest, squishiest plushies to add to my bed pile now. I find Japanese plush to be the best at this.
I have the opposite problem. I wasn't allowed stuffed animals as a child (for health reasons, my mom wasn't a monster) and now I over-compensate. Every time I take a nibling for a birthday outing, they get a souvenir and I get a stuffed animal. Oh, there is an after holiday sale and stuffed animals are 75% off? Don't mind if I do. Walk through an airport (back in the day) and see a cute one I don't have yet? They're squishy; I can fit it in my bag.
There are always around 25 plushies on our bed, and probably another 25+ around the apartment. About 90% of them are foxes.
Salt and pepper shakers. I guess 7 pairs isn’t ridiculous for some niche collector but I am not. but where the hell did they all come from? I have cows, sugar skulls, goats, I don’t need to shake that much salt and pepper.
My mom used to have a large collection. I'm talking shelves full of those fuckers. We'd occasionally swap the boring ones from the table with a fun set, but they were mostly just on display.
Many people would kill for a good vinyl collection these days!
Moving records is such a pain in the ass. I moved with a similar amount 10 years ago and the records were damn near the hardest part of the move. Worth it though
Same exact answer here. It doesn't help that I work at a craft store so I see other people's crafts, get inspired, tell myself my discount makes it worth it and my depression won't stop me from doing anything creative when I get home, yet here I am with so many unfinished projects. I still have a little piece of the inspiration for them, I just have to get around to the motivation part
I'm guessing at least one of your crafts involves yarn? I hear "using yarn and collecting yarn are 2 different hobbies" so often lol
So very much the same! We should form a support club. And maybe we would actually inspire each other to dive back into our once-passions. More realistically, we’d inspire each other to develop additional new interests and buy supplies for that hobby to add to the rest of our supplies collecting dust.
Well now I'm feeling a bit called out. To be fair the high of having just the right thing for an unexpected circumstance is really good.
I used to have a big problem with that, but I finally settled on sewing. Though I still do embroidery, cut paper (like shadow boxes) and I can't get myself to throw out my polymer clay tools, but I am looking into resin art, so I should keep my polymer clay stuff for that.
Empty boxes from ordering stuff. Im taking them to recycling as soon as I decide Im not gonna use them.
I was so bad with boxes, and with three people in one house we were getting alot of boxes built up. I finally got rid of them all, broke them down and recycled them. Then I had no boxes to wrap anything in for christmas and had TO BUY BOXES. The box cycle is a savage and heartless one.
Things that never gonna happen. U NEED THOSE BOXES!
Books. I'm never moving again
Idk how you can donate them, sell them, and give them away and some how the shelves never get more space.
Looks at the mattress bag full of old Star Wars novels. yeah.. I should probably do something since we're moving in a few weeks.
Got laid to do it but I had to move 50, 40lbs boxes of books down 3 floors
Paperclips. I have a whole drawer full of them.
WHERE DO THEY EVEN COME FROM?!
Dice goblin is please
No such thing as a ridiculous amount of shiny click-clacks.
There you are. I had to scroll too far down for this one.
I bought a few sets so my players can all have a full set about a month before the pandemic. The entire campaign has been on Roll20 and I have no need for them.
It’s truly the most harmful addiction
It is almost like a debt you pay down with insulin.
Socks. Socks. Socks. I got socks for my socks' socks
Are you the sock monster in my dryer?
2nd that good sir. So. many. socks. but it never lasts...
Me too, but singles. I did the ol' reddit-recommended thing and discarded a bunch of old socks and bougt new ones of the same style so that I'd never have to look for matching socks again. Well, the experiment failed, I bought some unmatching ones, and now the initial batch has assimilated into a general mish-mash of mixed socks, and when there's a hole in one I immediately throw it away, but now I don't know if it has a brother or sister left. Time for another sock drawer ethnic cleansing I guess.
Happened with toothpaste... I've got like 8-9 tubes currently. That has been suspended for the foreseeable future. I might need toothpaste in April of 2022.
I accidentally bought too many Q-tips a few years ago. My husband started hiding them in weird places if he got annoyed with me over something. Several times, I’ve gone to put on shoes in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while and find a Q-tip. Always a laugh when I find one in a weird place.
Houseplants. It’s hard to stop buying/trading or just propagating and making more.
Surprised I had to scroll down so far to find this. I’m in the same boat- haven’t counted in a while but I must be pushing 150 houseplants. The pro and con of houseplants is they tend to multiply even if you don’t buy more!
I wish I could have houseplants. I seem to not have a green thumb. I have an orchid that won't bloom or grow, but wont die. I have watched youtube videos, read books, and tried everything to help it.
Cables. There is an unwritten law of the universe. If you throw away a cable, you will need it within a month.
Similar to the law that you'll always see random objects just laying around until you actually need them. Then they're nowhere to be found.
I just moved this summer...
This is where I keep my assorted lengths of wires
If i would connect all of AUX extensions i have in a box under my bed, i would be able to reach neighbouring city.
I don't know how it's happened but some of my old cables are so old they have grown mold
On an unrelated note, do you have need of an LPT to USB cable or six?
Holy fuck this. Last time I moved I tossed a box I had been holding on to for years full of various PC components and PC component accessories: cables, fans, various riser cards/adapters I no longer can identify... the works. Tossed it because hey, I haven't touched this shit in years, no point moving it.
I work commercial IT... This... this is the answer...
Rocks. I have a rock collection (precious stones, fossils and other cool minerals)
We’re you raised by Geologists?
Minerals! They are minerals Marie!
Moomin tea mugs. I have close to 60, all different. My mother gifted me them for years in my advent calendar and she got a bit carried away...
I want some mugs so bad! In Norway they used to give you one for each time you donated blood, for some reason. I don’t think they do that anymore...
As a Finn I can say... There are so many of them in every household here. Like literally you could go to any home and ask "Do you have Muumimuki? (Moomin mug)" and answer would be yes 90% of the time. I don't actually have even one, but when my ex was still not ex and lived with me... Well, she did have them.
Does tea go bad? I had a few tins, then people started gifting me tea. I get tea faster than I drink them.
Same. 80% of which I’ve never played.
I have 43 and my friends say it's too much. Then I see people with 800 and I forget.
I have so many because I keep losing them, so I buy more, then I clean my couch and find all the old ones. Except the ones that the pick demon sucks into the vortex along with all the missing socks.
Any time I pick up the couch cushions/look under the bed I end up handing my boyfriend a handful of guitar picks. He used to work at guitar center before we lived together and I would always find the red guitar center picks somewhere in my dorm room after he left.
Nerf Darts (p.s i dont have any Nerf Guns)
When I started at my current job we used to have daily nerf fights. Most people could throw them further and more accurately than any unmodified gun.
Me too. I’m completely out of space, desperately need to buy some more shelves
How did you win such a blessing?
Bionicle sets. They take up a good 1/2 of my personal storage space.
I miss Bionicle so much. Unfortunately all the stuff from my childhood is so hard to find they go for silly money these days.
Chapstick and lip gloss. No matter where I am, there's always at least 10 somewhere around me
I have one in every single coat and bag I could possibly wear out of the house and in various drawers around the house so no matter where I am, I have one.
Plastic bags from the grocery store
I use them for trash bags in the bathroom
In the UK you get charged for them so a lot of us just reuse the other bags since they’re made out of a strong material
We have a 5 (maybe 10, I don't remember) gallon bucket that is stuffed full of grocery bags. Sometimes it even over flows. I'd bet the bags at the bottom are at least 10 years old
Since Covid I've become really good at remembering them on the way to the store. Usually because store trips are direct, planned activities now and not opportunistic drop-ins on the way to/from somewhere else.
Dresses. I have over 100 dresses. All were purchased from thrift shops (and all are donated back again after I wear them a few times) but still, it's a strange obsession.
"Amateur " - my wife.
I also love dresses. It’s just too bad because this year I haven’t been able to wear them due to lack of going out
Pennies! They're useless here (Canada) so I have nearly $1,000 in pennies. I collected them from banks when we stopped using them. Hoping to make a penny floor with them once I find a house that I can see myself making into my forever home.
Stringed instruments. Ten guitars, two basses, two banjos, a mandolin and a few oddballs.
The real question is if you own mayonnaise
Same, I have like 10-15 guitars and bass guitars, 2 upright basses, and a couple keyboards
Same at my house, my daughters have about 15 stringed instruments between the two oldest. Those wall hangers are great for having them organized.
Toilet paper. We moved during the pandemic and everyone thought they’d be clever and send us a pack as a housewarming gift. The first couple were helpful and appreciated, the many others that followed were not.
At least they don't go bad, you'll eventually use them all
Well if any neighbors piss you off, you've got plenty of ammunition
Donate to a homeless shelter! People have been hoarding again so I bet it would help loads.
70? Damn that's like 6 years of TP for me lol.
Do you have E. T. and Friday the 13th on Atari? Those were my favorites along with Frogger.
Me too with the MAD magazines (I'd even started collecting late 50's and 60's issues). But then my son turned 10 and I just started randomly gifting them to him when I feel like it. Gradually the stack has moved from my room to his. Now he's 14 with an knowledge of 1980's pop culture far above the rest of his friends. We all know how far that will take him...
You arent doing it right, at least 90 percent of them should be in a water hazard
I own a thousand rubber duckies. I used to work in software engineering and wanted to prank the company, so I bought a thousand of the buggers. Never got around to it, sadly.
Are you related to James Veitch by chance?
Wait you aren't
Couple of Friends and me wanted to do something similar and place them in different places in out university to see how long administation needs to notice them. Maybe sometime after Lockdown.
Masks. There was a sale.
Username checks out?
Video games that I've never finished.
Fancy men's boxers. Used to work for Saxx and always took home any samples or extra stock that was available. The rest of the staff stopped taking them when they had "enough" but I kept loading up knowing I wouldn't work there forever. Five years later I have a suitcase in my closet with about $2000 worth of underwear I'm planning on making last for the rest of my life (or if I ever reach the point that I can afford to pay $30 for a pair of boxers.)
Gross. Who’s is it?
You can use that to tie sea turtles together to form a raft
I was going to post this exact comment over 2 hours ago...
Do you own regrets, or do they own you?
Spaghetti, I go out for food, buy spaghetti on sale despite having loads at home, only use like half the pack for a meal, why do I do this?
Tabletop roleplaying game books. I know someday I will find the perfect system for me. Ooh ... And I have to back that Kickstarter. And that book looks nice, too.
Kickstarter is the worst thing for gamers trying to stop their spending habits.
pens/markers. i’m really artistic so it makes sense. i also have a crap ton of books but that’s besides the point
Rocks. I have them in my purse, in my car, in my cabinets, stashed in every room of my house. I like rocks.
Rice. I must own millions, possibly billions of grains of rice.
It's really great for when you're hungry and want two thousand of something.
A billion grains of rice is 15 tons
A grain of rice is 0.029g. A million of them would be 29kg. A billion would be 29 tonnes.
You don’t know whether it’s millions or billions?What did you even do in school? Clearly you should’ve paid more attention in basmatimatics
Unread books. I'm at 1044 unread physical books. I don't know how many are on my kindle. I don't know why I own a kindle.
Bicycles ... I firmly believe in n+1 being the appropriate number
Squishmallows. Technically they're my daughters but I bought almost all of them. She has probably 30. We could get rid of her bed and she could sleep on them. She loves all of them and I would quit buying them but they're so damn cute.
Omg, my little sister got one of those for christmas. It's the Unicorn with wings and a pig nose? Anyways, I pulled my mom aside and told her that I wouldn't be embarrassed if she bought me one of those because damn are they squishable. And so soft???? Idk, I'm 16 but I'm not ashamed to say that I would absolutely cuddle one of those things as I sleep. Haha
I dunno, you only got two nipples
Lol, my wife and I just had this conversation. My dad gave me 4 heavy duty metal clamps at Christmas and she asked me what I needed more clamps for. Oh honey... these clamps are different from my other clamps... not really, but I know I'll use them.
Warhammer 40k armies. My wife hates that I started a hobby with lots of small pieces a few months before having our first child
Dog toys. One of my dogs becomes obsessed with whatever new toy he gets and eventually destroys it. Rips it apart, tears out the squeaker, or just starts trying to eat it.
Children, I know I have a shopping problem.
The return policy on children is freaking atrocious.
Came here to say this. Got something like 30000 cards in boxes that i can grab directly, and also something like that in the attic. Someday i am gonna make lots of all common decks to give away to starting players.
Underwear. At least it's rediculous ridiculous compared to how many I actually need
I don't know about you, but when I pack for a trip I pack like I'm going to be shitting myself twice a day.
T-shirts - I simply can't throw them out, even if they don't fit any more.
Hair ties. I’m a woman married to a woman and there has never been a shortage of hair ties at my house.
I’m in the opposite boat. I’m a woman with two daughters and I feel like we are always searching for hair ties despite having bought a 100-pack yesterday. Where do they go?!?!
Lucky! My cat is obsessed with hair ties. Every time I buy more they go missing. They often reappear later so I know she isn’t eating them but I have no idea where she stashes them. Now I’ve moved on to fun scrunchies because she doesn’t like those. But damn, sometimes I want a regular hair tie and they are no where to be found!
Graphic socks (socks with graphics, not violent socks lol). Kinda pointless since no one will see them and I rarely go without shoes, but I’ve got over 50 pairs, anywhere from Friday the 13th to Stranger Things to Bret “The Hitman” Hart to the Misfits.
BATH AND BODY WORKS CANDLES
Shoes! I just fucking love shoes! I wear a women's US 8, which is pretty common, so I can lend fancy pairs to friends who need them for a special occasion. I've given away many pairs to women who need them for part of a work uniform. I go through my collection once a year and donate the ones I never wore or don't care for anymore. Someone will love them, guaranteed. And while I do own high-quality shoes for work and Midwestern winter, most of them are just cheap, cute pairs I don't feel bad about only wearing once to go with an outfit or just because I need a shoe-related self-esteem boost. I own one purse, dress very plainly, and my awesome shoes are always the highlight of my outfit.
Used to own a lot of bouncy balls I collected them as a kid any time I saw a dispenser at a store of arcade I would get a ball my favorite was one shaped like a ufo or Saturn and there was a really pretty green one I love to shake the box that the collection was in because it sounded like thunder. I think i still have a fraction of the collection but don't remember where I put it
Where does one find such treasures?
You need that closet companion that Cher had in the Clueless movie.
Guitar picks. I have probably 40 of them
The other 37 are in your acoustic guitar. shake shake shake shake
Student loan debt.
But is a bitch one of them?
CDs...and I’m still getting more
Collared shirts. I would estimate I have somewhere around 300-400. I have ones I wear to work, ones I wear to go out, ones I wear to golf in, ones that are fancy, ones that aren't. It's a lot, I need to start getting rid of some.
Underwear that no longer fits. Too big. The underwear. My bras, miraculously still work. Husband is thrilled.
Rocks 🥴 I’m a geologist so field work always results in a few rocks being brought home. My dad has helped me move twice and both times somehow ended up moving boxes of rocks. “What’s in here, rocks?!” “Yeah, dad, it’s rocks...” A meme in real life each time.
Cheap little toys and figurines, especially those you get out of capsule machines, win in arcades, have included with meals, attached to kids' magazines, appear in pound shops, or are just too cute.
Pens. I ordered 100 pens on Amazon and they sent me 100 box of 50 pens. I now have 5 000 Pens and I hide boxes of 50 pens in random places like at school or at my friends houses. Sometimes I tease them about a gift that I bought for them and I say how it's very special for me to give them this gift and so and so. But it's always pens.They hate me.
I own a RIDICULOUS amount of Legos. I have almost one million Legos.
I have a lot of atoms
(adds one more electron for funzies)
7 octillion in fact. That’s 7 with 27 zeros.
HDMI Cables. You'll never know when you need it. Also gundams.
Board and card games. At least to me it’s a ridiculous amount. Over 70 unique games. I have played almost all of them but some came from my wife and take more than two people to play so we haven’t gotten to those yet.
Cat toys. All for my cats to only play and fight over the same damn toy. They’re like toddlers.
Whiskey. I collect.
On a shelf or in your belly
Pain. Seriously my back is killing me
Stuff that’s not even mine
Soy sauce packets
False eyelashes. They’re everywhere.
Bottles of bourbon.
Nail polish, about 2,300 bottles. I know people who have over 6k.
Sex toys, if no ones gonna fuck me I gotta do it myself
The best kind of confidence