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Pack Pat Day

Pack Rat

When is Pack Pat Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 17

Calling all hoarders. This day was created expressly for you. It’s Pack Rat Day, a May 17 holiday. Come out from hiding under your piles of precious belongings, and take a minute to celebrate and be recognized.

Today is Pack Rat Day. C’mon, admit it… .. you’re a Pack Rat. a hoarder like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you’re in good company. Many of us are hoarders, and some of us don’t even realize it. We hoard our belongings, well past their useful life, for any one (or two)of several reasons. It’s that favorite sweater, that has seen too many winters or is lost in the back of the closet. It’s that second toaster oven… ‘ya never know when the new one might break. What about the old vinyl record collection? You know, someday have antique value. You can’t get rid of them!  

It’s really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. ‘Ya just never know. Deciding to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.

Take the Pack Rat Challenge: Check your closets and find room for more “stuff”. We know you can add more.

Our Favorite Television Show: A&E’s Hoarders

How to Celebrate and Participate in Pack Pat Day

In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, celebrate by following these Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Don’t clean your room, basement, garage, or any other area today.
  • Don’t discard anything today…It may be valuable.
  • Don’t even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
  • Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
  • Do go to the garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
  • Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
  • Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. The justification for saving is satisfying.

Got some other Do’s and Don’ts? Email us!

Pack Rat Day

Thought for Today

Drink coffee. Do stupid things faster and with more energy.

History and Origin of Pack Pat Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. 

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