Do You Collect Anything Besides Pocket Lint?

I was sitting on the floor going through my boxes filled with ‘stuff ‘

I loved to collect all sorts of things, Lava-lamps..paper-wasp nests..fossils..
folding knives..cartoons…books..

I have a full bookshelf in the family room, one in my bedroom, and one in the living room. And then there are still about six more giant Rubbermaid totes full of them in my garage…and another 10 or so cardboard boxes in my garage. I could probably start my own used bookstore with all of the books I own. I should probably learn to check books out of the library instead of buying as many of them as I do.

Somewhere in a box in my garage I also have a significant collection of cool piggy banks. Some of them are actual piggy banks with various designs on them, one is an obese, sleepy pig, one is a lion, and one has Mickey and Minnie Mouse on it.

I also have a large collection of marbles, all contained in an old glass Kraft Mayo jar–one of the foodservice size jars. Some of the marbles are made of semi-precious stones, purchased from national park gift shops. Additionally, I have a collection of semi-precious stones, minerals, and fossils/petrified wood, left over from childhood.

I think that’s all. I’m a collector, but I try not to be a packrat. There is a fine line.

When my boxes start to get to full I enjoy giving away stuff to appreciative friends. Also, I try not to collect anything anymore. I find that all collections just end up as more clutter in my life and I am trying to reduce that clutter as much as possible.

What kind of things do you like to collect?

5 thoughts on “Do You Collect Anything Besides Pocket Lint?”

  1. I collect books, DVDs, and work – ha! I used to collect comic books, matchbox cars, and legos when I was a kid, but I don’t have them any more. Oh yeah, and Magic: the Gathering cards.

  2. bags. from different stores. different designs.

    it just kind of happened, eventually i found myself with a stockpile of different bags. i still subconsciously do it.. :/

  3. I am a sucker for books and coins! I will start collecting pens and caps soon lol.But mind you others in the house are considering it all as trash!Who cares anyway.

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