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Old 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM
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I've tried using jewelry trays, but found them too restricting. I tried Ziploc bags and found that I had to dig around too much to locate the stamp I wanted. The latest is using a small dresser in which I put my stamps in by category. What I would really like to get one day is a set of drafter's drawers.

When I get a bunch of UM, I adhere them to cling foam because I like to use them over and over again without having to apply more adhesive. Plus, it doesn't gunk up my acrylic blocks as I have found that reusable adhesive does.

My latest finding is that I adhere a number of UM to the cling foam and instead of using a scissors, I use a craft knife. It's so much more precise and I don't end up with a slanted edge on the cling foam.

When I have a rather large around of UM to 'process', I adhere as many as I can to the cling foam, then use my craft knife to cut out a section of however many UM I think I can easily cut out. I have found that this gives me ability to succeed and that eventually I get them all cut out by batching them.

I recently gave quite a bit of stuffs to Goodwill. These are things that I'm finding I just have never used and therefore really am not that interested in. I'm using Goodwill because it's in close proximity to where I live and speeds up the process in getting rid of those things that need to be given away. My hopes are that someone will get them and get 'bit' by the 'bug'.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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I started out indexing everything with notebooks by brand. Did it till the system took more time than it was worth.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:13 PM
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J's has a bunch of their storage containers right now for 50% off, and with 1 shipping, no minimum, just today and tomorrow. (02/17 and 02/18)
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the info! We all need to help each other save so there is money left for the good stuff! Stamps!
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Yes, stamps are what we are in this all for!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:05 PM
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Does she who dies with the most stamps win?
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Nope. Because you can't take them with you.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:24 PM
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Ah, so true, but think of the grand mess you can leave behind for the kids and spouse to deal with.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 AM
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I've decided if I can't take them with me.....I'm not going.

There will be a U-haul following my hearse.

I know I'm attempting humor at I know will be a difficult time for those left behind to go through my "stuff". I have already given my stampin daughter two Iris carts and boxes of stamps that I'm purging. I have a bunch that will go out at our garage sale in May if I don't open them up for other to go through first. The end of my livingroom is stacked with boxes and if I get too sick of seeing them before May....I'll dump as many as I can.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:12 PM
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Not going isn't a choice Claudia. When you're time comes, the stamps stay.

You're not leaving us in May are you...???
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