I was watching Hoarders or whatever the TV show is called the other day (OK, I was watching it because there was no channel playing old Law and Order shows) and I heard a guy who had a yard and a house you could not get into say exactly that phrase and it made me quiver with fear.
So I thought I would start documenting what I DO hoard... and you can judge for yourselves...
So this is area number 1. I have a few little machines (not quite as many as Gill!) that I use regularly and my absolute favorite is my Cinch ... probably not the most sophisticated binding machine in the world etc. but it is little, works well and does exactly what I want to do easily. I have a zillion of those red coils and I am going to be binding using them forever.
Also, if you forget how to punch holes in larger pieces of paper because it has been 2 weeks since you last did it, it tells you right there on the machine how to do it. What more could you ask??
I have taken a couple of online classes... You can see Jane Davies name prominently displayed on the tags there. I tend to print out what I do in the class and the lessons so I can go back to them when the class is over and then I bind them all together. The others are largely the result of a class I took years ago from SharonB which I don't think she teaches anymore but it was from this perspective. She is a big advocate of keeping only one "journal" and putting EVERYTHING in the same place and letting the ideas cross pollinate with your grocery lists. So there are dates and then there are things I might want to look up later written on the tags hanging off each one.
I think this probably is a bit neat to qualify as a true hoard, but it is MY hoard and I love seeing them every day. That was the other thing that the hoarder said... sigh.