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Am I a shoe hoarder?

In doing some early organizing to make room for future nursery, I'm finding. Real shortage of shoe storage space upstairs.  I also realized I have a lot more fukking shoes than I thought.  If you asked I probably would have said I had around 40 pair.  In face, it seems I have closer to 100 or so.  I find this kind of shocking.  I realize I have a rather "sure, what the hell" attitude about shoes under $30, so we're talking a lot of Payless and Target in there.  I just had no idea I had so many.  It probably doesn't help that I rarely get rid of shoes.    Does anyone else shoe hoard?  I'm wondering if this is actually a pretty normal size shoe collection, cause it seems a little extreme to me.  
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Re: Am I a shoe hoarder?

  • Gah.  I really need to get a detached keyboard for my iPad.  or look before I hit post.
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  • One day in the fall, when Mr. Mod had a day off that I didn't, he called me at work. He called me at work to day "Did you know that you have 107 pairs of shoes?" I replied "Clearly you didn't find the drawer of summer sandals built into the bench in my closet"

    So yeah, I think you're fine. Mostly because I am flawless. And because the bottom drawer of my double wide file cabinet at work is filled with shoes.

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  • Heh.  I figured You might have a similar problem, er, situation, Mod.  I'm just wondering what the "mean" is.  I've started a purge.  I'd like to get down to under 70.  I'm just so bad at getting rid of stuff.  Even I'd I don't wear it, if it's pretty, I can't let go.  
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  • I was just coming to grips with the fact I have a very serious shoe problem.  I also have a very serious online shopping problem.  I keep getting notices of stuff shipping that I have already forgot I ordered.  90% of it is shoes.  I tried getting rid of some stuff once, but I am not so good at that. 

    I'm sitting here trying to take mental inventory and I keep remembering more and more.  It's not pretty.

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  • I probably have about 60 pairs, but only wear about 10-15 regularly.  I don't know why I keep all the others but I do.
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  • I'm the same too- i got rid of about 30 pairs when I moved but I still have at least 30-40 pairs..., and I keep buying more. 
  • freaks.  I think i own 15-20?
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  • How do you have room for all those shoes?
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  • Well, this is my current problem.  My basic go to shoes are in my closet.  About 25% reside in the basement as they're infrequently worn or out of season.  The not so often worn used to go in 2 under the bed storage boxes in the guest bedroom, which is now bedless so it can become D's new office.  Keeping them under our bed is not ideal, as I get up way before D and don't like to be in there making noise or turning on lights while he's asleep.  So...basement?
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  • This sounds normal to me. What if you want to wear them again? You can't throw them away...or maybe I'm just projecting.
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    I have at least 70 pairs.  I have a seperate closet just for shoes.
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  • I'm up to 7 pairs, not counting gardening shoes. I kind of need sandals though. I don't think I've ever owned 8 pairs of shoes before, it feels weird. 

    You're only a hoarder if you store dead cats with your massive shoe collection. 

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  • I found a dead bug in a loafer yesterday.
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    I found a dead bug in a loafer yesterday.

    Was it a pet? Maybe it's time to purge.  

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    "The meek shall inherit the earth" isn't about children. It's about deer. We're all going to get messed the fuckup by a bunch of cloned super-deer.- samfish2bcrab

    Sometimes I wonder if scientists have never seen a sci-fi movie before. "Oh yes, let's create a super species of deer. NOTHING COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG." I wonder if State Farm offers a Zombie Deer Attack policy. -CaliopeSpidrman
  • Probably like 30, if you count Old Navy flip-flop type shoes.
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  • Uhm... I have a problem, too.  I don't even want to admit my shoe count.
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  • I probably have 15-20 pairs.

    At one point I realized I was starting to get out of control, and did a huge purge. I had some pangs, but it felt really good giving pretty stuff to charity (instead of my usual crap..) - and I gave some to my little cousins too, and they were SUPER excited. 

  • I'm in the sam zone with probably 20, including the ones at work.

    Mod, you live in an apartment...WTH do you store 100+ pairs of shoes?  I would have to create a closet out of thin air to make that work. 

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  • I'm probably around 30.  And my husband already complains.

    (this is probably because one time when a pair of shoes arrived he caught me sniffing them with what he described as a "drugged look")

    I love shoes, I just try to limit it, and I do purge occasionally.  And I'm kind of the opposite as I spend more money (not Novembermoney) on less pairs.


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