The Blogging from A to Z Challenge continues, and today’s topic is one that I think most every collector strives to achieve — an organized collection. It’s hard to enjoy and appreciate a collection if it’s not organized in some way or fashion, whether its arranged in a neat tidy row on a shelf or filed away using the Dewey Decimal System. An organized collection is something to be proud of and makes your collection much more enjoyable to yourself and others.
Personally, I have an extreme fetish for drawers. Looking around me in the cave, I count a total of 29 drawers — I’d collect furniture with multiple drawers if I had the room for it. My dream is to own a room-size apothecary counter from an old drug store, or short of that, an old library card catalog. I own two antique tool chests simply because they have lots of drawers, and I’ve been on the lookout for an antique map cabinet for ages, to have a cool place to store my movie posters and artwork.
This antique tool chest is currently housing some of my Hot Wheels Batmobiles and small LEGO kits among other things.
I’m also a big fan of divided trays like this one. These are especially useful for small items, and plastic organizers with lids are perfect for storing LEGO pieces and small toy parts.
Trading cards, comic books, LPs — these are collectibles with a large array of storage options available, but for the other, non-traditional collectibles in my collection I like to get a little creative. I’ve always been enthralled by the Cabinets of Curiosities from centuries ago, and I always thought that was the best way to house a collection — when you open the doors, you just never know what you’ll find on the other side, but you can bet it will be meticulously organized.
I’m still playing catchup with the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, so today you will get two posts! Stay tuned for a “puzzling” post later today!