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When You Can't Bear to Throw It Out

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When You Can't Bear to Throw It Out

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Many people have a difficult time discarding items from their past, from baseball cards to prom dresses. But when does collecting become hoarding? Guests explain why some people become "pack rats," and callers reveal the one utterly useless thing they can't bring themselves to throw away.

Suzanne Gannon, freelance lifestyle writer; frequent contributor to WineBusiness; author of the article "Hooked on Storage"

Celia Perez, librarian; author of "The Sassiest Girl in America" in the most recent issue of Syndicate Product Covert HQ zine

Linda Mackintosh, former medical technologist