Although I know that it would be far more efficient if I stuck all my little pieces and parts into nice, see-through containers - I cannot bring myself to walk by a box without bringing it home.
The delicousness of stacking yet another box onto a shelf is one of my secret vices. Not being able to see within gives me many minutes and hours of joy while I lift the lids off and explore the items I stashed along the way.
There are rusty items in one and old watches in another. There are buttons in one and little scraps of paper inside another one.
I know in my heart of hearts that overall, few of these items will ever be used. But oh the pleasure I have in going through them all -- looking for something I just know will be inside the next box I come to -- or better yet discovering something found long ago that has been residing forgotten inside a closed box.
"A collection owns a bit more of you each time you add to it." - Joshua Baer