Question regarding addons

I know installing too many addons will make gmod load slower.
But, If I put the models directly on the gmod models folder, will I get the same lag as if I put it in the addons folder?
just wanna ask so I don’t mess up my gmod.

It’s the same thing, will putting something in a different folder make it take up more or less space?

Is that so? I just thought addons are loaded separately,. thanks for the answer

Models are (afaik) only loaded when they are spawned or pre-loaded/spawned by a lua-script. Therefor, models should not slow down your Garry’s Mod loading.