Friday, March 12, 2010
Storing and Organizing Minis: part 5 paper punches
This is a 3 ring binder that is made like a box. It is made by a company called unikeep. http://www.univenture.com/shop/1.5_view_case_3_ring_binder.php
It happened to be what I had available but just a regular 3 ring binder would work.
I like it because the binder allows me to insert a printed page in the front to indicate what is in it and it has a latch to keep it closed and things don't slide out.
To make the cover page, I took photos of each page inside and then shrunk them in word to get all on a single page then printed.
Here is an actual page in my binder.
I also have dividers in the binder for each section which helps with lifting the pages to keep them from bending and the zip bags flipping up.
The dividers I am using happen to be plastic and therefore see-thru, but that is not necessary.
I have one page for each color family.
Early attempts to store these were in divided boxes (actually a dental tray) that had many pockets. A few times I accidently bumped it and the punches got mixed up. I didn't like that so I switched to baggies. Sorting through them to find a particular shape or color was why I wanted to a different solution. A box with sections for the baggies would be an acceptable alternative to a binder. I just happen to like being able to quickly examine the available punches in a paricular color.
Posted by Preble at 1:03 PM