National Pack Rat Day

May 16, 2021

May 16 - National Pack Rat Day

What Is National Pack Rat Day?

Pack rats hold on to, collect, or hoard often unneeded items. Today many people describe themselves as pack rats because they keep things they may need in the future, such as tools, boxes, and clothing. This is the perfect day to take a little time off and declutter our lives. Hoarding can sometimes be overlooked in our day-to-day lives, and we fail to notice just how many things we’ve accumulated.

When Is National Pack Rat Day?

On May 17th, National Pack Rat Day encourages us to take a look at ourselves and destash so we don’t end up on an episode of Hoarders!

History Of National Pack Rat Day

The phrase ‘pack rat’ dates back to 1885 and references a wood rat known for hoarding food and random objects. Today, the phrase is sometimes used to describe people who do the same.


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