I found this metal storage case by Init for cds, which includes 160 hanging files, at Best Buy for 29.00. After seeing these my girlfriend is changing to this storage method. You can easily get 160 nestability sets, label sets, or pendants in each file - so this is very compact way to store them.
I then purchased Frost King Magnetic Vent covers at Lowes and Home Depot.
Each package of vent covers contains three 15 inch by 8 inch sheets of magnets. I cut each sheet into 3 stripes of 5 inches by 8 inches and then cut these 1/3 sheets into 4 1/4 by 5 inches and the other piece ends up being 3 3/4 inches by 5. So out of each package ($4.49) you can get full magnetic sheets to hold 18 sets of Nestablilites. The 4 1/4 holds the wider sets of Nestabilities and the 3 3/4 holds the little narrower sets. You can cut the sheets into the width you need, but just make sure they slip easily into the hanging file. These are heavier magnets than I found at Michaels.
I started putting a magnetic sheet in the front and back of each hanging file, but now have changed to just having one magnetic sheet in each file -when the magnets were back to back they would "stick" to each other.
I have marked all my circles with orange tags offset across the top, etc. I think I will change to colored tape rather than these tags. I like the tags being slightly offset so I can see if I am missing one of my specific sets.
You can easily flip through the hanging files or if I know I want a circle set I just pick up all of the orange tagged ones on the right side and go through them. If you pick a stack to go through they go back in much easier if you tap them on the sides and bottom to line them up before you place them back in the file box.
For the taller sets I just cut larger magnets and set them in the back of one of the sides. So far I have not found a set I can not fit in this file. Plus for the spellbinders edges I cut pieces as tall as the edges and 4 inches wide and place them in the hanging files. I have not yet figured out how I am going to write the names on the files. One Side of the hanging holder is white but I turned it around to the grey side because I got the numbers out of order.
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 GMT Views: 841
I had not thought of putting my quickutz dies on these. I just tried it and each magnetic sheet will easily hold and support 4 of the smaller dies. This is great because I can now intergrate my quickutz and spellbinders. I keep forgetting to use my quickutz since they are out of site in a book. Thanks for opening my eyes. Darlenea
I just changed to this system, had mine on HEAVY magnetic pages, before. It was cumbersome and hard to find what I needed.
This stores a lot in a minimum of space and works great! Darlene is a friend and helped me to get this system in place, I didn't have the little flags she has so used different colors of electrical tape to subarrange the "collections". For the first time I know and can easily access what I have! I am hoping that I will no longer be purchasing duplicates by mistake.:rolleyes:
Thanks, Darlene, this is a phenomenal idea!