How do you store your instructions?

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  1. Hippie Trooper

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    How do you keep your instructions? Do you keep them at all? If so, do you keep them handy or leave them in the packages? How do you organize them all?

    I like to look over all my instructions and be sure I'm not doing anything that will hurt my toys, I also like to keep them handy in case I'm fiddling with a toy I havent handled in a while and get stumped.
    Right now I keep all my instructions in my desk in a large zip-lock bag that's popping open....


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    Believe it or not, there's over 300 sets of instructions in there and yeah, that bag's about had it, and I need a new way to keep my instructions handy and organized. I've thought of maybe getting a card collectors' book like for Pokemon, but I dont think that will work for the larger instruction pages. A filing box could work but that would be kinda big and bulky.

    So how do the pros here keep your instructions?
    Later
     
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    just like that
     
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    dresser drawer at my grandma's house. most are there, as i uually open my nw guys there
     
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    I keep them in their box
     
  5. Hippie Trooper

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    I used to do that, until a few years ago I decided to take my RID Optimus and Magnus and combine them after a few years of sitting on the shelf individually, and found out I had completely forgotten how. I spent about an hour digging out boxes from the closet and it would take another hour to put them away, so I decided right then and there to take all my instructions out of they're boxes and keep them together LOL!
    Thanks for your replies so far!
    Later
     
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    In the top drawer of a spare dresser that I have in my room, along with all my old Lego Exo-Force boxes.
     
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    For loose figures, pretty much the same way - all in bags. If it's MIB, I keep it in their respective box.
     
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    Plastic tubs, normal size stackable ones.
     
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    Each robot has a plastic ziplock bag with their coresponding accessories.
     
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    I never use them, but I keep them in the whitebox my Toynami Masterpiece Veritech came in.
     
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    Several sandwich plastic bags, sorted by Scouts, Deluxe, Voyagers, Leaders/Misc, and Unknown size classes.
     
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    I keep all my instructions, catalogs, cards and cardbacks in clear sheet protectors (in 3 inch binders).

    Got about 6 labled binders in my bookcase...

    I go through them a few timea a year...

    Mostly when I add in new pages. I look back on my past figures and series...
     
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    I have drawer in my file cabinet for them one folder for Autobots , one for Decepticons and one for instructions from multipacks that have at least one figure from both factions
     
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    I try to put them in the same drawer in my toyroom so that if I ever need them I know where they are. Though they often end up under the lounge etc as I don't take care. Bit of a hassle when I decide to sell the toy later on.
     
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    I used to have them all in a box, but then I decided to get rid of most Of them except Alternators.
     
  16. mrclean08

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    ^ This. I actually store the accessories in a smaller ziplock within a larger one that stores the instructions.
     
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    In a big heap in my closet :p 
     
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    I cut off the bubble and keep the card, together with the instructions, in individual ziplock bags. If it came in a box, I cut off the back of the box and do the same. For MP's and Henkei's (+ a couple of other ones) I just keep the accessories and the instructions in the orignal box. All of this is currently in a couple of the largest plastic tubs from IKEA, in my bedroom.
     
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    Pretty much how the OP does it, I just use ziplock bags.
     
  20. Hippie Trooper

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    OMG this is PERFECT! I wish I wouldve thought of that about 4 years ago when I decided I needed more room and threw away EVERY card I had! LOL!
    Thanks again, keep 'em coming!
    Later
     

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