Are You A Hoarder Or A Minimalist?

I think I am somewhat of an inbetween-er. I love collecting stuff. When I was younger it was comic books and sports magazines. And later on as I entered my teens it was music, mainly rock magazines, that I collected. I got rid of all of them by the time I was 30.

But my main collection was music cassettes and later cds. I had one of the largest collections of rock and metal music albums in Kerala and perhaps even in India. Well….yeah I probably did. I never did take a full count so I don’t have exact numbers but yes it was a source of pride for me. However as we were moving from a nice big house to this small apartment I knew I had to save on space. By then I had most of my albums on cassettes on cds as well so it was an easy decision.

After I got all my stuff into this room, stacked them in a built-in cupboard and a steel one, I then looked around for getting a pc. This was 2006 September, so I wasn’t really thinking of getting a laptop. I got one assembled by the tech team connected to my then employers and then began ripping my cds into mp3s formats and saving them on the hard drive. Later, as my collection grew, I got an external hard drive (now changed to a new one) just for saving the mp3s.

In 2015 I started collecting Star Trek starships, which I have now stopped since they break easily and it is hard to clean if you display them without the boxes. Which is crazy. So I stopped at 45 but I do love them. DVDs are my thing now. I like to collect them as much as I can and have a nice collection to show off.

Prompt from The Learning Network At The New York Times

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