A Hello Kitty Collector's Problems

Being a Hello Kitty collector for multiple years has made me realize the many types of problems I deal with on a regular basis. Some of them are funny, some are emotionally stressful, but all are problems that any avid collector (of anything) has surely endured.
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    Finding room for 50 million things in a limited amount of space.
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    Getting mislabeled as a hoarder.
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    Forgetting whether or not you own a particular item.
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    Ending up with multiple duplicates because of the previously mentioned problem.
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    Walking that fine line between "Interesting Decor" & "Insane Clutter".
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    Being told "you have enough".
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    Having so much, but then realizing there's SO much more out there that you DON'T have.
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    Realizing you'll never have enough and that you'll probably never be satisfied.
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    Realizing you could never actually afford everything you don't have, but desperately want.
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    Having a wish list that's miles long because there's always something new to add to the collection.
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    Relentlessly playing the lotto just so you could buy everything on your wish list all at once.
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    Going on social media to ogle at other people's collections and instantly feeling pathetic and insufficient about your own collection- despite having thousands of items in your own collection.
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    Convincing yourself that you don't need multiple versions of the same item.
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    Regretting not getting the multiple versions of the same item.
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    Marking your calendar with a new item's launch date like it's an important doctor's appointment.
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    Always having items in your online carts so that you're ready to buy first thing in the morning on payday.
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    Getting overwhelmingly depressed when an item sells out before you get a chance to buy it.
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    Thanking all the gods & higher powers that you were able to buy an item before it sold out.
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    Finding yourself in the viciously never-ending cycle of "Want, Buy, Satisfy, Find Something New, Repeat".
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    Easily getting manipulated to buy "Limited Edition" or "Collector's Edition" items.
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    Realizing that not even a huge mansion could comfortably hold your ultimate dream collection.
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    Morbidly worrying about what will happen to your precious collection once you die.
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    Actually wishing you could become a vampire, or some type of immortal being, just so you could continue collecting and ultimately have the largest collection ever!
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    Gladly using your lunch money to buy a new item for your collection instead of eating.
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    Planning vacations around special places or stores where you could buy more items for your collection.
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    Envying people who live in other states or countries where special items for your collection are more readily available.
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    Thinking of uprooting your entire life just to relocate to a location where you'd have better and easier access to the necessary shopping for your collection.
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    Struggling with whether or not you want to take a new item out of its packaging.
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    Regretting taking a new item out of its packaging.
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    Finding a healthy balance between displaying your collection nicely and avoiding making your home look like a store.
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    Having to always buy duplicates of items you know you want to use/consume and enjoy without regrets.
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    Dealing with the fact that there are items in your collection that you'll never be able to fully enjoy because you couldn't afford to buy a duplicate (see previous problem).
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    Being told by family and friends that you're the easiest person to shop for because of your obsessive collecting.
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    Being told by family and friends that you're the hardest person to shop for because your collection has gotten so big, they don't know which items you have already or not.
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    Being told you have an unhealthy addiction, obsession, or problem that needs to be fixed.
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    Getting asked how much money has gone into growing your collection.
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    Starting off your collection by buying certain types of items, then changing your taste a few years later and finding yourself selling half of your collection off.
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    Reaching capacity in your display area and having to make the hard decisions of which items stay on display vs. which items get put away in storage.