For a while, I had been having trouble organizing my stuff. I had drawers, but they didn't have enough compartments to hold all the different parts neatly. I always just ended up throwing all of my resistors in one compartment, capacitors in another, etc. However, when I saw my brother's baseball card holders, I realized that they would fit my needs almost perfectly. Because he wouldn't let me have his, I bought 75 on Ebay for around $15. In order to stop things from falling out, I covered the openings with masking tape and wrote what was contained on the tape. Because it can sometimes be hard to peel off the tape, I now leave about 2 centimeters when putting it on the baseball card holders, and the fold it in half so I have a "handle" to pull up on. See the pictures if you are confused.

Then I put them in a couple of binders I had laying around. I put the pages in order, so that it was resistors, then capacitors, then transistors, etc. I also put some helpful information in the front of the binders, like what pages capacitors or resistors or diodes were on, the color codes for resistors, and a pf to nf to uf conversion chart. It is really helpful, and pretty cheap. I only had to spend $15, because I already had the binders and masking tape.
Simple but helpful, and I never thought of it. Thanks!
I've been doing this for a couple of years, and it works great. Most helpful thing is to use binders that can zip closed... that helps keep things in place a bit better. Some parts I put into small zip-lock bags first, others go straight into the pockets as is. Glad you put this up as an instructable!
This is a good one.
Good idea, cheap and easy.<br /> <br /> Just take care with ICs, they might get damaged by static charge that builds up if the binders slide against each others.

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Bio: I am 14 years old, and I'm interested in many different things - electronics, chemistry, robotics, basketball, chess and much, much more.
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