Well, a pack rat, or hoarder as the term goes currently. I, on the other hand, enjoy a clutter free environment. It makes for some interesting situations around our house. I just don't understand the desire to keep a box full of bits of things that, should you ever have the need for, you can purchase easily for about $1.29! Little pieces of tubing and whatever.
The man has never thrown away a single piece of clothing in his life! Holey, greasy, shredded, it doesn't matter. I throw away underwear and dress shirts as I do laundry that way he is unaware of losing a piece. Last week he noticed one of his dress shirts in the trash and had a mild coronary! I had to dig it out and show him the shredded, stained collar and the small tear in the middle of the back!
My husband once went with "the guys" on a weekend rafting trip. For the trip he went to Costco and purchased a wetsuit, a short one, not full length, for about $25. This trip was great fun and it was also, mmm, 16 years ago. About 5 years ago I sold that wetsuit at a yard sale. I will never hear the end of it! It was only ever used 1 weekend, ever.
I can walk upstairs right now and pull out a valentine item that he bought for one of the kids a good 8 years ago. It's CANDY, EDIBLE!
One year for Christmas I put lint brushes in all the adult kids stockings because we had a huge stash of them in the closet!
The picture here is of a small corner in our garage. What we have here on the right is a large commercial iced tea maker (from a previous life) that does not work. An item to be returned to the store (2 years old), a large wad of plastic sheeting covering God knows what, 2 boxes of reference books purchased in 1965 and some hideous curtains that he couldn't bear to part with.
Are you feeling my pain?