Everyone has a style or approach to item collecting in Skyrim -- there's too much stuff packed into the game for that not to be the case. Maybe you collect buckets. Maybe you sell everything right away. Maybe you never, ever get rid of anything.
Whatever it is you do, chances are you fall somewhat close to one of the six types of packrats described in this great comic by Dorkly:
I kind of wish I collected butterfly wings now after looking at this, because there's something amazing/awful about ripping them apart mid-air.
...Skyrim makes you do weird things, ok? Anyway: which of these describes you best -- or do you have a different style/approach to items in Skyrim? Let us know in the comments!