There is a HUGE difference between collecting and hoarding. When you collect something everything has to be similar, it all has to be the same and it isn't just thrown everywhere around your house, it is neat and organized. When you hoard most people don't know they do it, and its just pointless things everywhere around your house stacked on top of each other. Hoarding is just a word used to descried people who are lazy and don't want to let go any of their stuff. Collecting is a hobby that some people take very seriously and are very organized about it.