So, I turned to my friends Bed Bath and Beyond and The Container Store. Since we don't have a Container Store here, my first option was Bed Bath and Beyond. They had one clear hinged box I thought would be perfect but when I got it home, turned out to be about 1" too short to clear the cards (I want them to be standing up in the boxes). However, I loved those boxes so much I used them in my bathroom cabinet to give that room a refresh - I think clear boxes are always the way to go! I need to do a few more tweaks and I'll share an updated look at this cabinet too. LOVING the clear containers though.
I settled on 2 different style boxes and placed my order... the next day, I had shoppers remorse and did some online research to see how others organize their cards. Not many people use completely clear containers and that's really what I was after. I finally stumbled on a quick youtube video where the lady had used the large shoe storage drawers from The Container Store! I headed back to the website and placed another order for 6 large shoe boxes and also the dividers (sold separately).
My first order arrived Monday and it was obvious that the products weren't going to work. I had a complete miss with that order. Last night, my second order arrived and the stars aligned!
The drawers are such a nice clear, sturdy container and they slide very nice and smooth on the tracks.
(ignore the mess in the back!)
Here's a shot of the dividers - I love that you can use them 3 different ways. I chose to section them off side to side and keep a complete core kit together in one section (4x6 cards and 3x4). They fit perfectly and have room to flip through the cards as well.
I added a post it tab to label which core kit is in each section.
The stack of empty core kit boxes I was asble to transition to the clear boxes!
I'm pretty sure the boxes will live like this on the corner of my scrapbook table for easy access. I do need probably 2 more to fit the rest of my core kits as well. I also noticed that when the top drawers are completely extended it gets top heavy. I may stack my pen/scissor/foam mounting supply box on top to serve as an anchor.
Now I'm itching to get up there and try out my new system. In the meantime, I can enjoy my eye candy!