Here's another thing I have resisted collecting but have come close to starting up... salt and pepper shakers. They're small, come in so many varieties, and are generally cheap; the temptation becomes that much greater. It's when I visualize my home overrun with yet another thing I don't need that I shake (no pun intended) off the urge. Thank goodness for a vivid imagination and also for The Shaker Project. I can live vicariously through them.