If someone has one hobby, their collection of tools and materials for that hobby can grow, sometimes drastically. But often they’ll just upgrade equipment and not keep things for every skill level around. But we have the problem in my house that we (mostly Rory and me) have too many hobbies, and thus too many hobby-related possessions. It’s mostly entry-level tools and materials (other than for a few of the hobbies, like sewing), but we each have half a dozen significant hobbies, not always overlapping, and each one requires its own set of things.

Among us, we love sewing, crochet, embroidery, letterpress, whittling, book reading and collecting, LEGO, cooking and baking, videogames, and probably a few others I’m forgetting.

And don’t get me started on my family history/genealogy hobby. The fact that it takes up a ridiculous amount of room is more because I’m the caretaker for all of our family history things, but it’s also one of my favorite things to research and delve into. But I digress.

When we realize that we’re no longer interested in a hobby, we try to get rid of things, but we like to do so many things that it feels like a losing battle. And there’s always a new hobby to take up. We need a house with more effective storage closets.

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