Here are her instructions:
"Collections...We all have them...and if you don't, you do....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!