I love those green (or they came in pink) document boxes that Target used to carry. I have not seen them in a long time so I'm bummed, but hoping they come back. Anyhow, I have about 11 of them to fill and those are perfect for storing stamps.
Here are some photos of them:
Here it is open and holding 2 Unity KOTM kits!
Here they are in a file crate under my desk:
You may notice I labeled the boxes, you can see the first one number 1. I used a scallop punch and using a maker added the numbers and taped the cut out using packing tape to the box. Of course all the numbers are in the same spot so I can find them easy in the file.
I am running out of green Target boxes and needed something else. While at a stamping convention I picked up (not enough of course) those small cling sheets (8 1/2 x 5 3/4). These are the ones that will fit into small binders. I think GKD carries these as well. Unity carries the Scraponizer cases. I already had all these green boxes so I haven't gone to those yet. So these smaller cling sheets can hold "older" Unity KOTM and a few other Unity Kits. But I needed something to store them in and found this box at Staples. It's a file box (10 x 5 9/10 x 3 9/10). It actually said on the label perfect for holding greeting cards, recipes & more. My staples only had two of them so I got both. Go figure I'll bet they don't' carry these anymore!
Now how do I know where everything is. This part is still under organization but here is what I am doing. For all my older kits I have those little sheets showing all the images in the kit so I scanned them all to create index sheets. In some cases if I had random stamps I stamped a bunch of images on a sheet. Then next to each kit I put a number, which indicates which box that kit is in. Right now it's all pretty random since I keep changing things up to make more room in my green boxes :-)
Here is an example:
But I really think this will work out. Even with it the way it is, it has been working for me. I can easily just flip through the images on paper to decide what I want to use and easily find the corresponding box. Right now I keep all the "index" sheets in a folder.
I also have a bunch of the wood mounted slide stamps. These I have not "catalogued" yet but I'll share photos of where they are stored. This isn't even all of them actually. I set aside some of the holiday images and ones I don't' use all the time in a third box and didn't take a picture of that one. Actually I think it was more like I didn't have room.
Those Ikea boxes are great but won't fit the really big stamps, so I just put some in a random box I have. Organizing these guys better and pulling out the ones I put "away" is next on my list.
Well that's all I have for now!
If you have any tips to share I'd love to hear about it!