Having one or more collections in your home can be exciting. That said how best to build those collections over the years?
Whether you inherited a collection from a loved one or a friend or started it on your own, take time to do it right.
So, where will you turn to amass a collection or two?
What Do You Like to Collect?
In putting together a collection or two, keep in mind a few pointers:
- What you will collect – While some have so many collections that they can’t keep track of them, others focus on one or two. That said doing the latter is probably the best bet. This is especially true if you are getting started in the business of collecting. If you try to have too many things at once, it could prove to be overwhelming after a while.
- Where to find collectibles – In putting together a collection, where you go to find what you want is key. For example, are you looking at collecting valuable VHS tapes? If so, there are several different options for you. One is you could go online and find such tapes. There are businesses and private collectors that have VHS tapes available for sale. Another option is to turn to swap meets and flea markets. Both are good venues for locating VHS products. No matter where you go to find collectibles, you should be able to put together a collection before too long.
- Taking care of it – As great as it is to put together a particular collection or two, don’t forget about the care needed. If you have all these collectibles and are not taking care of them, what is the sense of having a collection? Be sure to protect your collection in your home. For some people, they have limited space at home. As a result, they may have one or more collections in storage. No matter where you store your collectibles, make sure they are cared for. This includes keeping them in the right temperature settings. Also, make sure they are not getting too much sun or exposure to any other extremes.
- Telling others to help – Finally, one way to build a collection no matter what it is relying on family and friends. So, if you have a collection of sports memorabilia, ask those you know when they travel for a sports souvenir. These items can include pennants, t-shirts, balls with team logos on them and more. Over time, your collection will have a nice representation from all over. If you have a family member or friend with a collection, see if you can do the same for them in return. By helping one another out with the collections, they can grow rather quickly.
When you are building a collection, make sure you take time to enjoy all you’ve collected.
In doing so, you have enjoyment coming to you for many years.
So, what collectibles catch your eye?