The Junkyard

How marriage and a house turned a minimalist into a hoarder

Stacy Davlin
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readMar 5, 2024

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Photo courtesy of Motortrend (https://www.motortrend.com/features/forgotten-junkyard-south)

I could and have lived perfectly fine out of 1–2 well packed suitcases for almost a year (see: My Year on the Run). I like to think that everything I have a sentimental attachment to would only require one medium-sized box. I HATE junk. I HATE clutter. It probably stems from my childhood, or my love of travel, or the fact that whenever faced…

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Stacy Davlin
Human Parts

Native Texan, transplanted to the Atlanta, GA area for my job as an epidemiologist with CDC. Lover of all things true crime, medical science, and introspective.