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Old 04-25-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Envelope storage

Hi. Over the years, I've acquired envelopes in various sizes. I mostly make A2 cards. But, every once in awhile...well you know, the slippery slope. So, now as I'm putting my crafty area back together, again, I have found many packages of all imaginable sized envelopes. I have some Stamp n Storage pieces, but I don't think any are made for an envelope collection. How do you store yours? Do you have an envelope collection? Do you have any ideas for me? Thank you!
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:41 AM   #2
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I don't have a huge collection of "other-size" envelopes, but all of the envelopes that I have are in the top tier of my Ikea rolling cart. I also have my most-used patterned papers there for easy access. Prior to that, they were all in a decorative shoe box on one of my shelves.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:25 AM   #3
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I was lucky to find a closable plastic tote with a handle that was big enough to hold even my 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 envelopes. I found it on clearance after Christmas one year and I love that it has a hinged lid to keep everything dust free. The handle makes it easy to grab off a top shelf (I not very tall) when I need but is otherwise out of the way. I have all my envelopes in there by size and then color.

Maybe you could do a search for a hinged plastic tote with handle and find something that would work for you.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:14 AM   #4
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I have a drawer in my craft zone where I keep mine in order--smallest to largest (or bigger ones placed flat). Keeps them dust-free and they don't fade--I've used ones over 10 years old!
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This won’t work for really large envelopes, but my A2s and some oddballs are in this make-up organizer that i bought to organize something else. It holds a surprising number, including packs of 25.

https://www.containerstore.com/s/40-...rylic%20makeup
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Here’s a thread from 2017 about envelope storage, including photos of the rack I use, though now I have more than one size envelope in it. But really large envelopes are in stacking plastic trays.

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Prior to that, they were all in a decorative shoe box on one of my shelves.
My solution is similar. I keep mine in a photo storage box from Michaels. I put the largest on the bottom and smallest on top, all placed as far back as possible. Then I keep a bunch of A2 on the top at the very front. I don’t have many odd sizes, some 5x7, 5x5 and 6x6, otherwise mostly ones that I inherited from a drug store (ones people didn’t pick up) and from my grandma. I make most other sizes on my WRMK envelope punch board using those huge discount scrapbooking paper pads. You know the ones, 180 sheets for $12.
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Mine are in a plastic set of drawers, the front being fairly see through.
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My idea is to get rid of them, read the rest if you're in any way interested in why I say it

I had also amassed a huge envelope collection. When I re-did my space in2015 I stuffed them all into an Ikea Alex drawer.

After 3 and a half years of totally ignoring the odd sizes in the back (which used to be stored in a box since 2004-no joke) I finally came to the realization that:

1 -I will (more than likely) never use those envelopes

2 -the envelopes I do use look much nicer and are easier to get to now that they are no longer stuffed like sardines

and finally 3 -If I do find the need for an odd sized envelope, I can make one using the mass of papers I have also had since 2004-and let's face it, it will be a lot prettier than the faded ivory ones that no longer "stick" and the ones that were still in perfect condition did not "Spark Joy"

so I just donated/recycled them
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I have mine stored in the top drawer under one of my work tables. I keep them in boxes I acquired years ago that held 250 A-2 envelopes standing up vertically. They have lids like a shoe box that come completely off and will fit on the bottom. That's How I keep them with white envies in one stacked on cream envies in the other. I rarely have any other colors. For other sizes I use the cardboard photo boxes with like sizes together. The A-6, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, 5x7 can stack vertically the normal way. The 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, large business envelopes all go in vertically but turned sideways. I love that I can grab the number, size and color I need without going through a stack piled up to get what I need.
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Well, I ended up using a deep drawer to store the envelopes that are not A2 size. And I noticed that this is the second time that I started a thread about envelope storage. How goofy is that? However, I think the best idea is to get rid of them.
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I have some large envelopes in a drawer. I decided to make cards to fit them, as some of the stamps and embossing folders etc. are large enough to make a 5" x 6 1/2" card look nice.
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Also, I like to put any card in a larger envelope and add some photographs from the mass amount that I have and am going through to thin down. The recipients like getting the (family) photos with the card.
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