To know the difference in Collecting vs hoarding you have to ask yourself … what is a hoarder? Here is a simple explanation, if you have any more than three items the same, you’re considered a collector. If you can’t get into any room in your house because of your “collection,” you’re considered a “HOARDER.”
Are you a hoarder or a collector?
Through all fairness, collectors collect a particular item of interest and maybe lots of the them, hoarders collect … anything and lots of it.