I don't really know what the difference between a collector and a hoarder is.
Some would say that the only real difference is that a collector is a bit more organised, categorizing possessions into groups.
Probably it's all in the eye of the beholder as to which term is used.
I didn't see myself as a collector until recently when I started to sort the kitchen drawers and came across the wooden spoons that weren't in the utensil jar.
I think at the time I pulled out the spares and put them aside so that there was breathing space for the other spoons, ladles, whisks, spatulas etc. The list goes on.
(Our household is a foody household; the Lord has a background in the hospitality industry)
As I got more caught up with the sorting I saw collections of stuff, all very important and useful and very little of which I would be happy to be parted from.
There were the wooden spoons, ( and yes, I do have a favorite strangely enough)
Knives in blocks
more cook books
|Each Arnott's truck has a different number plate for the year that it was released - there's a few different models up in the bedroom cupboard|
and then there's the bears, prints and last but not least, fabric.