A hypothetical question aimed at a group that admittedly likes to shop! Reference thread: http://forum.purseblog.com/general-discussion/women-are-not-the-only-ones-who-shop-51897.html I am not so concerned about this for myself at this immediate point in time... but for the future..., I've seriously been sitting around trying to figure this one out? How would you know? Personally, I am a very materialistic person (I blame it on my astrological sign - Taurus... that is one of our main characteristics) and I've always been the one known to always have "new outfits" or "tons of shoes" within my circles... I do believe I'm constantly trying to improve myself, no matter how happy I am at the time being - so these were both called out as two of the main "personality traits" to be considered... Also, I am younger then my husband and he makes alot more money wise then I do... so does that tip the scales in my mind somehow about "stacking up"? Here begins the problem... I've always had alot of stuff, I've always known I've liked to collect things, etc. It would be great to be one of those people that can pack for an entire weekend in one little bag, or only has one perfume or moisturizer on hand... instead of say - ten? However, that's NEVER been me... So when is it a problem, not just a personality trait? Is it always okay if its not causing financial burden? Does it become a problem when you're not saving as much as you should be? When it affects the way your life operates on a daily basis? Or only when it becomes a financial issue, ...could it have harm just on the psychological level without financial harm as well? In the past year or two, I've noticed more and more that I buy things and then just keep them hanging around in the bags for a while. And we're not talking the occcasional handbag that doesn't get used... EVERYTHING... I stock up the cabinets in the kitchen, mistakenly buying 3 or 4 of something not knowing we already had it. Is this just a sign of not having the good sense to make a list & stick to it? Currently, I have over 7 shopping bags (stores ranging from Nordstroms to Target) sitting in my room with new stuff in them... that I haven't gotten around to using yet. Some of the stuff has been sitting there since May. Am I just too lazy/busy to unpack it?? Or is this a sign of things to come....? Any thoughts? Personal experiences, or fellow Tauruses care to comment??