So you need a hobby? Why not start a collection of stamps, baseball cards, antiques, toys, figurines, thimbles, Coca-Cola products, music boxes, lunch boxes, teapots, beer cans, coins, or perfume bottles?
It seems that some people tend to choose hobbies in which they don’t really do much of anything other than accumulate items. The idea of collecting things never really intrigued me. I did collect baseball cards when I was younger, but I gave it up when I entered high school. The one thing I do collect are my concert ticket stubs. I have quite a few in a scrap book my wife bought me. They used to reside in a box on my desk.
I’m not really sure what thought process goes into deciding one day to start collecting Beanie Babies. Are the Beanie Babies just so cute that one must have them all? Must you start packing away whatever you decide to collect into giant plastic bins to accommodate your new love affair with these items?
I know some people collect things that they deeply cherish and each item is as important to them as the next, but this is Unclutterer and the act of cluttering up your living space with Barbie dolls does not compute. Why not try a hobby that doesn’t result in adding clutter to your lifestyle? There are many to choose from, when compared to collecting, that don’t add that much clutter to your life. Why not try gardening, cooking, hiking, board games, card games, biking, kayaking, skiing, or climbing? Yes, all these hobbies add items to your life, but you actually use them and don’t store them away for safe keeping.