Introduction: Using Baseball Card Holders to Organize Electronic Components
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.