When I make canes, I cut them into several 2″ pieces to use in my various web stores, selling them. After that there is usually a few inches on each end of good cane that I trim the warped pieces off and save for myself. These used to get tossed into the Plano storage boxes I use for canes.
The storage boxes are almost 3 inches deep. Perfect for holding the nice, neat cane segments I cut and wrap. Not so good for actually using the little odd pieces I keep for myself!
So last week I went through about 4 years of accumulated bad habit, pitched the majority of pieces into the mix up pile (for swirls and Natasha beads) and lay the rest out in two large, shallow plastic containers by loose colour groups. They’re not neat but they’re somewhat organized and easy to use. It has made all the production work of the last week so much simpler, I could kick myself for not having done this much earlier.