I have a reoccurring dream that I find a huge bin of pony accessories and am filled with happiness because I get to dump them out and figure out which accessory came with which pony. Some people dream about winning the lottery...I dream about grasshopper combs. Don't judge.
I've been meaning to share some photos of my accessory storage organization system ever since I blogged about my Ponywear organization mission. For the first time ever, all of my My Little Pony accessories are organized, I've checked them off in my handy dandy My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory book, and I've compiled a very detailed wish list for missing items. Now if I only had the spare time to search for the missing items, I'd be set.
I use these handy storage drawer containers made by a company called Akro-Mils. They have a variety of storage products, but I like to use the 24 drawer units. A few years ago, I was able to find them at Target, but the stores in my area no longer carry them. I did find them through Amazon for about the same price I paid.
Every pony set gets its own labeled drawer (in a few cases I have 2 sets share a drawer if there is lots of extra room in a drawer.) Do you notice the pink M Tape? I am still all about my labeler. One of my favorite things!
I assign a small clear baggie to each pony and put their name on the front and then place all of that pony's accessories inside as I check them off in The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory . Currently, I haven't switched out all of the individual pony baggie labels with M Tape labels yet, but I hope to soon when I have some extra time. I love having all the little pieces correctly marked and easy to find.
Feel free to share your pony organization ideas. I'd love to see what other collector do!