There is a fine line between a collector and a hoarder, but if you look, there is a difference. When you think of a collection, it is grouped by something whether it is by color, category, etc. Collections are neat with perfect little rows of what is being collected, or they are grouped in a way that means something. Hoarding, however, is the opposite of that. When you see a TV show about hoarding, it is never a good thing for the family or person. It is very messy and has no rhyme or reason to it. In conclusion, collections are a neater way of hoarding, but has a reason to it. Hoarding is never considered a good thing, where as collections can be considered as art. The images below are the differences between someone who collects and someone who hoards.