hoarder

Someone with a tendency to save everything, accumulating more and more, is a hoarder. It can be very difficult for a hoarder to throw anything away.

You can use this word for someone who stockpiles things like food or paper goods in case of emergencies or natural disasters. This type of hoarder is similar to animals that hoard food so they'll have enough to last through the winter. A compulsive hoarder is a person whose hoarding instinct has gotten out of control, leaving them psychologically unable to get rid of anything. This type of hoarder often lives in a home dangerously overcrowded with objects they've acquired.

Definitions of hoarder
  1. noun
    a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
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    magpie, pack rat, scavenger
    someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    miser
    a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
    churl, niggard, scrooge, skinflint
    a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    penny pincher
    someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it)
    cheapskate, tightwad
    a miserly person
    pinchgut
    a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)
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    saver
    someone who saves (especially money)
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