Too much stuff: Some people use shopping, collecting as therapy

Sylvia Bartel, left, and her husband Nate Bartel stand behind the sign they used for their store Grandma's Addiction in 2013-14 after buying a house owned by a woman with a hoarding disorder. They spent $13,000 to make $10,000 on the venture. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now They called it “mining,” but they weren’t mining for precious jewels. Nate and Sylvia Bartel wore headlamps when burrowing through the house they purchased in Newton about four years ago. They needed to, as there was no heat, no electricity. They couldn’t see much of anything if they went in there at night and not much during the day, since


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