In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Reorg

Many years ago I bought quite a few Rubbermaid totes to store my armies and terrain. They were great; neatly stackable and modular. Small ones for troops and big ones for terrain. Two small nicely fit on top of a big one. I even organised the lead pile in totes, so I could see what I had already primed.

Then Rubbermaid stopped making them and my totes all filled up. Terrain started getting put in small totes to try and sort it. But of course there are items that work across several periods, so it could get awkward as pieces moved from one tote to another. This also meant that small totes with terrain got onto the shelves among the troops. Another weakness in the plan was the big totes (2 with trees and 1with buildings, plus a very large one with the Afghanistan terrain) were stacked and whatever I'd played last ended up on top.
Stack of totes beside the file cabinet used to have three large and 2+ small totes in it and the shelves were crammed with totes containing buildings 

But during the clear out at the Squadron, my one civilian instructor emptied two three drawer plastic storage units. Judging from the children's stickers on the backs I'm guessing that they were donated. We had no use for them at the Squadron so home they came for a good scrubbing with soapy water.

These are now tucked under my secondary table. One has common use items, the other is organising my 15mm buildings.
Bottom is fields, roads and rivers. Middle and top are trees. A large Rubbermaid tote with hills sits on top

I didn't realise that i had this many buildings!

Bottom is Black Powder era European. Middle is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern/ancient. Those nice Faller buildings in the back corner used to have lay on their sides, now deeper drawers means they can stand upright lessening damage during storage.

Top drawer is WW2 NW Europe (it's pretty full already), ancient fortress and ww2 bridge in small totes above)

This has freed up a lot of the Rubbermaid totes for more troops!
I think I should get a third set of drawers for my 28mm buildings and reduce the awkward stacks of boxes that they are currently in.
The white labeled boxes at the back are colonial, samurai, mediaeval buildings and winter terrain plus some more hills.....

8 comments:

  1. Seeing as you gave me a harsh lecture on sorting my own storage shit out, I expect you to lead by example. Well done.

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    1. It is a principle of good leadership

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  2. My wife is getting annoyed that my hobby stuff is exploding out from under my table

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    1. I am fortunate that I have the entire basement

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    2. Someday, we shall have our own house, and the wife says I can have the basement!

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  3. Well done. My space is in need of some work

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    1. WOOT!
      So dry basement that you can stand up in is a greater priority than closet space. 😀

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