Kelly Ripa: Might She Be A Hoarder?

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Kelly Ripa might have a bit of 'hoarder blood' in her genes. She and husband Mark Consuelos, along with their three children--Michael, 17, Lola, 13, and Joaguin, 11--are moving, and the Live With Kelly and Michael host is having a tough time letting some things go.

The family is presently moving out of their apartment in New York City, and Kelly Ripa says the ordeal is a "bit of a nightmare." Of course no one likes to move, but when there are kids and moms involved, all sorts of things--and the issues surrounding them--come out of the proverbial woodwork when the packing ensues.

"Mark likes to throw everything away, and I want to save everything for when the kids are older one day,” Kelly said during a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine. “So, you know, they have their things, like their first report card, so it’s a constant struggle as to what we should toss versus what we should save.”

"For some reason, I have a crib and a stroller and a Pack ’n Play, and a little kitchen," she added, as she reminisced about some items she clearly had hung on to for years.

It certainly doesn't sound like Kelly Ripa is a hoarder. Hoarders let things pile up to dangerous levels--often living in filth and very unhealthy conditions. And after all, Kelly says she still has a reason for holding on to these things.

“Right now, basically, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris’ kids come over and play with everything," she said. "Like, that’s what it’s there for, just to get them to bring the kids over.”

And face it--everyone loves having little children around.

Moving stinks. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are finding that out first hand. And while it often does mean letting go of some things, it also opens doors to new experiences. And from those new experiences come new things to stash--not hoard--in a brand new, uncluttered (at least for now) space.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.