Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hoarding Vs. Stockpiling

Did ya'll watch the show Extreme Couponing on TLC?

Many of you emailed me about this show. I do not have cable so I totally missed it, but I did find the above clip. My mouth was wide open for the entire 7 minutes of this clip; you gotta watch it. I am speechless.

There IS a difference between hoarding and stockpiling. Do you know the difference?

If you are receiving this post via email, you are gonna have to click over to my blog to view this clip. What you need to do is click on the blue title of this post, Hoarding Vs. Stockpiling and it will take you to my actual blog where you will see the clip square. You will be amazed.


  1. OK, I think there's a fine line, like the commentators said. I do know the difference b/t hoarding and stockpiling...and I do neither. We are working on a stockpile, but it's taking longer than I thought. But I have to admit I felt a little pang of, I don't know, jealousy? when I saw that one guy's stockpile. Incredible! I don't think people need to take advantage of companies but oh man, imagine how far you money could go if you planned like these people! I don't know about the lady that goes through dumpsters, but I definitely don't think that guy is a hoarder bc he gives some to his church...hoarders don't get rid of things. If you have this much food, etc and are using it, giving it away, etc., then I think you are a savvy shopper, not a hoarder.

  2. Addiction is addiction . . . . anything that takes over your life in an unhealthy way. Cancelling dinner dates, ignoring your spouse, etc. are not healthy ways to act. I would rather pay full price then ignore my husband or kids. gasp! Plus, I didn't like the way they were "working the system" - the heart of it just seemed all wrong.

  3. I didn't watch it on TLC but I saw clips of it on Good Morning America or something. I was amazed.... 70 hours a week on couponing... 3000 rolls of toilet paper...My first thought was "I need to stockpile more" then my second thought was "the sales come around like clockwork, there is no need to do that..." And then I remembered you talking about how we could eradicate hunger if every household just bought one extra item and donated my final thought on the matter is "WHAT a waste of resources that could do so much terms of time with children and spouse and in terms of products that could help others."

  4. Dang, that it a bit too much UNLESS the obsession is also towards getting more, so that you can help others in need more. I admire their skill but I think it's selfish if it's only hoarding-stockpiling for a family of two, 3000 rolls of toilette paper?? come on..


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