Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fun Monday - Collections

Hulagirl inspired me to start blogging.  I've read some of her Fun Monday posts, and thought it might help me get a little more consistent about blogging if I tried to participate.  When I headed over to this week's host, Mariposa's, I saw that this Fun Monday could have been written for me!

Here are her instructions:
We all have them...and if you don't, you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it."

How many of you guessed from this photo what it is I collect?  If you guessed scrapbooking supplies, you are close, but that's not quite it.  Take another look....

I collect storage containers!  I started collecting them to store all the other stuff I collect, but I got hooked on the storage itself!  In this photo is merely a small portion of my storage container collection - 23 pieces, to be exact.  My collection ranges from the inexpensive pieces by Rubbermaid, to the more expensive overpriced by Longaberger, to the high-tech by Maxtor and Western Digital (hard drive manufacturers), to the truly large pieces like the custom cabinet shown in the photo.  

There's a good story that goes with that cabinet.  Kilowatt started building it a number of years before I met him, as a gun cabinet.  When I met him we stored it for quite some time unfinished in our spare bedroom.  As my collection of papers, brochures, books, etc... grew, I eyed the base as a good storage place and he finished that off.  But then I needed to expand upward - and thus the top of the 'gun cabinet' became my 'brochure & paper cabinet.'  

I'm serious about my collection. The Container Store is bookmarked as a favorite.  I own and use packing cubes when traveling.  I have a storage bench inside my door for shoes, gloves, and hats.  I was a Longaberger Collector's Club member (and I use those baskets).  I should consider buying stock in Rubbermaid.  

Please feel free to leave tips for me on new storage containers I might need to add to my collection!


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Holy crap. You need storage containers for your storage containers.

SwampAngel65 said...

LOL, you sound like me! I love containers, too, but I don't collect them.

Welcome to Fun Mondays and the crazy world of blogging! Hope you stick around. Lots of fun and nice folks here :)

Jan said...

Welcome to Fun Monday. Storage containers, hmm. It's certainly fun that you need containers for your containers. This is a fun post.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh I so need some if that storage. Fantastic.

hulagirlatheart said...

Ha! You need to have a long talk with my husband. He's all about storage. Me? Not so much. Funny post!

Meg said...

I'm coveting that storage case. I, too, have a thing for containers. Seems like a new idea for a blog, as well.

If you'd like to peak at some of my collection, stop by my blog--they're in my header.

ChrisB said...

you are unique I haven't come across anyone one else who collects storage containers. I have a friend who collects tins and she will buy all sorts of things just to get the tin which she then uses to store things!

A Slice of Life said...

You are too funny!

I've been working on giving up my collection of empty cardboard boxes!

Rachel said...

Wow, that is a lot of storage!!

Tink *~*~* said...

Well, if you have to collect something, it might as well be something that helps you organize the other stuff you collect! Thanks for coming by my place today - I love having visitors :D

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

IamwhoIam said...

LOL - your collection is just so organized.

Glad you joined, I see your going to be fun.

Alison said... you make housecalls?? do you hire out?? I definitely need some organization in this house!! Welcome to Fun monday..

Christine said...

Welcome to Fun Monday!
That was my first guess...LOVE the way she organized her scrapbook stuff.

Beautiful storage containers you have.

Here's a post you might enjoy reading about Repurposing-steel-cut-oatmeal-cans


Pamela said...

ditto what jenny the bloggess said.

Have you considered renting a "storage" unit for your "storage containers"

Dr. Suess could have written a book about this.
Very entertaining

Mariposa said...

Storage containers...I almost guessed it...I said...what are inside those containers! LOL

Thanks for playing...sorry for the late visit!

Cruise Mom said...

Christine, I think I need some of those oatmeal cans.

And Alison, maybe when I get more than that 5 square feet of my house organized.....:)

Thanks all for visiting!