Collectors and the world of household appliances

20/06/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Vacuum Cleaners

Collecting is an innate desire for many of us and you often see it from an early age – kids collect action figures, dolls, models and even football stickers. Yes, I have fond memories of standing in the playground with a group of friends frantically making deals in the hope of being the first to adorn that year’s booklet with the full set of Premier League stars!

Of course adults do it too. I have a friend who collects rare comic books and my dad’s got a friend who collects drinks coasters from bars and restaurants.  And I’m sure everyone knows of at least one stamp collector.

And what do we do with our prized collections? We display them – whether it’s in a glass case, a booklet, or products in their original packaging.

Scientists think it’s a throwback to an earlier time in our evolution when we used to hoard food. Maybe it is…or maybe it’s just a matter of personal pride. An extensive collection can show off how long someone has been in a given field of expertise, how well travelled they are, or how much drive and commitment they have.

We’ve been noticing that there’s a big community built around collecting household items, especially in the US. For example, today @niffur Tweeted us this video of a 12-year-old boy who has one of the largest collections of vacuum cleaners in the entire world!

We’ve been noticing that there’s a big community built around collecting household items, especially in the US. For example, today @niffur Tweeted us this video of a 12-year-old boy who has one of the largest collections of vacuum cleaners in the entire world!

He’s a member of the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club and you can find their online home here. It’s full of pictures of people’s crazy collections and geeky insights into the world of vacuum cleaners old and new. Unfortunately there’s no UK equivalent on the web, but we’re sure there’s a thriving UK community out there somewhere…

So if you’ve got a collection of household appliances, or simply have a few old items lying about, please get in touch. We’d love to hear what motivates you and see what you’ve collected over the years.

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