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How do you store your spare-stickers

Jimmy1975

Active Member
#1
I have a problem right now, i have to many piles of spare-stickers from different albums and the space where I store them is getting to small :(

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Theese stickers are only stickers for swaps, and not for my personal collection that i intend to keep.

Any suggestions how to store them for easy access to them when I have a swap?
Maybe in some kind of boxes?
 

redwhite

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#3
I store most of my spare stickers and uncompleted sets in simple cardboard boxes. But I put each separated collection together in one stack with a front and back cardboard. Those cardboards are a litlle bit bigger than the stickers to protect them from the rubber bands. Probably not the perfect way, but for me it's the most compact way to store it.
 

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LeicesterRob

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#4
Cheers @Jimmy1975 @gaspy @redwhite for reminding me that my spares need sorting too! It's becoming the elephant in the room (almost literally)!

At first we start collecting 1 or 2 albums and a simple drawer at home works well but then one day we wake up in the morning and realise we need a footballer sized mansion just to store our football stickers and cards!

I've recently commandeered a room that had no real purpose in the house. At first I thought the sideboard would do but I could see the future included more stickers so I successfully land grabbed a spare room! It wasn't a tactically fought battle lasting weeks but a simple and effective strike done in one swift movement!

Now the hard work begins trying to find suitable storage and I agree with you all it can be tricky.

I recently saw in Hobbycraft (yep life doesn't get anymore exciting than that... Just joking it does, thankfully) and they were selling plastic storage with compartments for stickers and albums.

I'll share some photos to see what you all think later.
 

Danju

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#5
good to see that we all have the same problems.
I somtimes feel like a hoarder when I am searching for swaps someone asked me...
 

LeicesterRob

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#6
The first picture is the work in progress collections in the sideboard... it's dry, cool and dark once the door is closed so good for stickers.

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The second picture is the type of box I'm starting to use for moving spares into:

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It's not ideal but better than my previous ideas and it's actually better for the larger format stickers like FIFA365 and Copa 16. I'm sure as time passes there will be better options.
 

gaspy

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#7
The first picture is the work in progress collections in the sideboard... it's dry, cool and dark once the door is closed so good for stickers.

The second picture is the type of box I'm starting to use for moving spares into:

It's not ideal but better than my previous ideas and it's actually better for the larger format stickers like FIFA365 and Copa 16. I'm sure as time passes there will be better options.
Looks interesting: where did you buy that plastic box? Dimensions?
 

AndyR

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#9
I buy these to store my spare stickers in, you can alter the size of each individual dimension inside as well and they seem to stand fine inside on their side or depending on size of sticker you can lie them down which is better!!

medium size for standard stickers. large size for FIFA 365 size stickers, Merlin Premier League team photos (from back in the day) etc....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compartme...hash=item43e3e9264c:m:mYZ8gdklW-Tsw-d87p6ITaw

very similar to Rob's plastic tubs above. When i was searching before reading this thread I really didn't know where to start...as there's just nothing specific when you search football sticker storage!!

I would say gaspy and Jimmy's items look a lot better equipped than mine (for certain!) but the cost is astronomical - ideal if they are for your own collections - but just swaps.... you guys have to consider whether the large investment is worth it (will vary depending on each individual person i expect!).
 

Jimmy1975

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#10
Well, the cost for that drawer was only about 50 Euro, for 50 drawers.... But the size was to small of the drawers when I visitied the store today.
So I have to look for another solution. But I really like the solution with drawers, instedad of boxes, so I will continue looking for that :)
 

LeicesterRob

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#11
Looks interesting: where did you buy that plastic box? Dimensions?
Hi @gaspy sorry for late response. My wife bought it for me and i think it came from Amazon (I'll check when I get home tonight and get measurements for you).

I did a quick search on Amazon for 'plastic storage boxes compartments'. Quite a few pages of product come under that search - a lot for jewellery/beads but one or two items look similar to what I've got. If only a seller added trading cards to their product description we'd have a better chance!

Edit: If only I had of logged into my account I would of known quicker! So it was from Amazon and the box is called Really Useful Box 9 Litre with tray insets:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0027COQLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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Jimmy1975

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#12
Today I bought this:
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The drawers could be divided into 3 sections so it is perfect for store spare stickers :)
Its also possible to store Adrenalyn-cards in the drawers, but sadly the lenght height of the cards is to heigh so I have to store them at the other direction.

Anyway, I think this was a really good solution, its even looks really good :)
 

dantzig

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#14
Well, here's my modest contribution:

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Bought them on Leroy Merlin nearby... They have a bunch of tool boxes to sell, but most are really tiny or at least, not good to fit stickers... This was the best I could get without paying too much.
 

dantzig

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#16
This little boxes are perfect to put the stickers , good job friends :cool:
In my case, not so perfect actually... Cards can't fit vertically and it would be better to have dividers in width, not in length (to get the stickers in the last space of each drawer, I have to take the drawer out).

Btw, I also have a huge tool box were I have my incomplete sets... Problem is, even though it was the biggest one I found, it only fits stickers until 7cm or you have to lay them down... Also, the lid opens vertically, so you can't have anything on top... But still, I'm somewhat satisfied with it.

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Sergio Z

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#17
In my case, I use many kinds of boxes.

For example, with stickers measuring 49 mm of width (like World Cup, Euro and most local league stickers), I use Panini boxes. It's amazing because you can put two piles of stickers inside those boxes. It's like Panini had already thought about it -for once, they came up with a nice idea-

You can also store bigger stickers, but you'll have some space left. In that case, I tend to fill the boxes with those little sheets with codes coming in South American packets (they're no longer useless as hell :p).

I also have some cellphone boxes. I use them when I have to carry my stickers to swap meetings. They're pretty practical, and you can recycle something you would usually throw away (thus, contributing to environmental care). :)

You can even build your own boxes with some cardboard. There are tons of tutorials out there in YouTube. Just consider the size of your stickers and go on!

PS: Sorry, there are no pictures :( but I'll upload some when I get home (I promise)
 
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Sergio Z

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#18
Late better than never. Here are the pictures:

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As you can see, two piles of stickers fit perfectly in the regular 50 packets box.

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Here I had no choice :p

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I use this bigger shoes box to put smaller boxes. It's wonderful to see how they fit perfectly. :D

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This is a box I made by myself with some cardboard.

BONUS: handmade boxes for packets
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(You can see a Nokia cellphone box in the background. It contains stickers, too)

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The packets are put inside non-toxic plastic bags and then, stored in the box.

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It even has a cap where you can place these little guys :p
 
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