Collecting is a great way to express your passion or interest in something and start a new hobby. People collect virtually anything from comic books, toys and action figures, Pokémon and baseball cards, even currency from across the world.

The best thing to do is plan what you want to collect. Collecting can become expensive depending on what you choose to collect, especially if it’s an old item or limited edition. Do some research on prices and availability before starting your collection. Once you’ve decided what you want to collect, go ahead and start!

Buy in person and online if both options are accessible. Some vintage items may be harder to find in person, so online shopping may be your best bet. After you’ve started your collection and have a few items, organize and display your collection. You’ll be proud of your efforts, not to mention it’ll look nice when you have company. A great conversation starter!