Organizing a Collection

Organizing a Collection

Beth Zeigler
Aug 8, 2008

We have a friend who used to love Hello Kitty products. Hello Kitty toaster, Hello Kitty toothbrush and let's not forget the Hello Kitty steering wheel cover. Let's just say, our friend had a collection that was getting out of control--meow!

Each birthday and Christmas you can bet she received a Hello Kitty item. She realized she needed to get her collection under control before she became a Hello Kitty warehouse. Here are a few tips for keeping a collection organized and under control.

  • You'll first want to gather your entire collection into one space. That way you can easily decide what your favorites are, what's in poor condition, and what you'll end up keeping. It's also a good idea to start with a set amount that you'll hang on to. That way you won't go overboard and save everything.
  • If you're looking to keep your collection as is, a good rule of thumb is every time you buy a new collectable you will purge one as well.
  • The objective might be to reduce your collection. In that case, each time you buy a new collectable, you'll donate two/three, even four collectables (depending on how quickly you want your items to decrease in number).
  • And most importantly, don't forget to inform friends and family of your organizing goals.

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