Join us for MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge Week 10: The differences between Collecting and Hoarding. This topic is right up my alley. I collect everything. I am a creative mind and I don’t see trash I see
As I mentioned I am creative. I love crafting. I don’t see empty jars. I see snowmen, owls,containers for more collections, candle holders, vases. I don’t see empty lids on detergent bottles, I see pin cushions that look like little cupcakes or flowers, I see pine or needle holders, little pots for flowers and a friend said she starts seedlings in hers. The little bell shape lids on spray cheese (yuck, but my husband loves it) lamp shades for doll furniture. Those funny shaped plugs on in cartridges…perfect gas nozzles for dolls. Even my cats have gotten into the fetish. Their favorite toys are toilet paper tubes. I could go on and here but you get the picture. I even have several bins of beautiful shaped and colored rocks for painting or making jewelry.
At one time all of this went into garbage bags or boxes in my craft room and it truly resembled a garbage dump. Now I came up with a new rule ( and a use for those cat litter buckets I save) I label each one such as wine bottles, frappuccino bottles, glass jars, creamer containers etc (someday I am covering with wallpaper or decoupage to make pretty). I fill the container and can’t save any more of that item unless there is room in the box. So, use it or trash them LOL. These containers stack nicely behind my exercise equipment out of the way.
Now for the collections. I collect dolls. Not the expensive ones in the box or any with the hope they will get expensive if they stay in the box but ordinary dolls that catch my eye. I like redhead or dark-haired barbies. I like Bratz, Monster High and Ever after High.
American girl dolls and knock-offs.
Chatty Cathys ( wish I had one that talked)
Dolls of all kinds
My husband collects, Tonkas, planes, trains, and matchbox. so as you can see we are big kids. We both have tons of books.
Hoarders or Collectors? I guess that is in the eye of the beholder. Since our stuff is not in boxes or trash bags and somewhat organized at least where we can find it…I say collector!
Are you a hoarder or collector? Lets go see what the other authors are!
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