Did you ever watch the show 'HOARDERS' ?
I know all of us here have our precious stashes ! A couple episodes ago ,they were trying to get a hoarder ,who was an artist, to clean up her house. I caught one comment that the professional organizer said - & it cracked me up .
" Artists are the hardest people to get to throw things away . They see a FUTURE PROJECT in everything that we can't see ".
I laughed so hard -- even DH agreed with that statement !
PS --- I've really started to keep tabs on my Hoarding --- I mean collecting ..... a few more piles & I'll be on that show !!!!!