Over the years I have tried many different ways to store my rather large collection of stamps. I have put them in drawers, and albums. I have stuck them on sheets and hung them on racks. But I was just never really happy with these stamp storage systems and found that I was not using many of my stamps because I had forgotten what I actually had and could not remember where things were stored.
Early last year I moved over to a new way of storing the bulk of my stamps. Most of my collection are small sheets of stamps.
Here is a short video showing the stamp storage box I use and how I keep my stamps safe and to hand in it.
My wooden backed stamps are still in drawers, awaiting a better solution. I also have a few A4 sized sheets of stamps, these are in a magazine file. I have cut up a few bigger sheets to enable them to fit in the CD holders though.
After about 8 months of using this system I have to say I am very happy with it. My stamps are divided by make and theme and I can easily find what I want when I want it. I also can easily look through my collection when I want some inspiration. Plus I know my stamps are safe and I am not going to lose odd ones that may come off their backing plastic.
I purchased my collapsible CD holders from a local discount store. I have seen them in many different shops so they seem very easily available. One could of course use a fancier CD box instead but I have found the collapsible ones to be very sturdy and despite my pulling them on and off the shelf every day, they are showing no signs of damage or wear.