Pack Rat, Collector or Hoarder?

It’s National Pack Rat Day! Yes! That is a thing!

Do you know the difference between a Pack Rat, Collector and Hoarder?  

Pack Rats don’t usually keep everything. They are drawn to types of things. Some keep spare parts, scraps of wood, bits of fabric, broken china, plastic containers and stuff other people throw out. They are artistic, do-it-yourself type people who have the creativity and skill to use these things to make something new.  If push came to shove and they had to move or downsize, these people could recycle, toss or give away their supply stores though they might mourn the unrealized projects they see in each item.