Collecting and hoarding can be considered the same thing or completely different. The difference between the two is that collecting is more organized, neat and of one specific category. Where as hoarding is a lot of different objects, messy, and takes up the persons life. Collections can be organized and used in works of art such as what Portia Munson and Karsten Bott do with some of their artwork. Hoarders have no organization and don't do anything with their stuff, making them very different from collecters.