Are you a collector? Its okay if you are, you’re not alone! I come from a long line of collectors. I think it’s in our genes. My grandfather had a stamp collection he procured with precision his whole life, my grandmother collects swans (her maiden name is Swan), and my mother collects thimbles. (Over 400 I believe – and counting!) As a professional organizer you might think it odd for me to continue purchasing thimbles for her when I travel to exotic locales.
A huge part of my philosophy as an organizer is that I want my clients to enjoy their belongings. I love my *things* and I understand that you do too! So how do you strike a balance? Collections in particular can easily get out of control, and there’s no reason to display every piece of every collection you own all at once.
I suggest display (and perhaps only keep) your favorite pieces. By rotating different collections in and out of storage a few times a year, this will allow you (and others) to truly appreciate and enjoy the things you love.
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Client Spotlight – Pez Collection