I've been in a hobby rut of late. In part this is because of a busy schedule, and in part it could be some lingering burnout. For me, if I just let something alone, a week away from the table will become two, which will become a month, and so on. I prefer to keep myself involved, keep the hobby on my mind, and maybe identify something I can do with my hobby I am motivated about. For me right now, that's organizing all my stuff.
|The Grey Tide|
I've mentioned having a grey tide, as you can see in the back of the picture above, I also have a tide of sprues, which take up a lot of space, particularly the sprues that are mostly empty, but with some good bits left. I'd never really had a good place to put these bits before; a bitz box is great, but for someone as ADD as myself with the hobby, it quickly can become an unusable mess when you have bits from several armies across several systems.
Feeling motivated to improve my organization (or lack thereof), I went out and purchase a couple plastic toolboxes. These are pretty light-weight, cheap, and can be wall mounted if/when I get myself a dedicated hobby nook.
I purchased these at Lowes, and they came in two different styles, as you can see. I bought two of the kind with the small and large trays. The trays are deep enough to hold completed minis as well as bits.
|One bin holds my entire Mercs force, dice, and cards|
I honestly really like the smaller trays, so will be hunting for more of those, and am intrigued by this one on Amazon. It's a little bit more expensive than the ones I got, but also has quite a few more drawers. I'm also interested in the dividers to break up the larger containers, as each box has a couple slots to divide the contents.
|Bits to make ~20 termagants|
|All that with room to spare - the pulled out drawers are enough to fit possible a whole other army of bits.|
|Pile of boxes and sprues I can clear from my hobby hoard|
What do you do to keep your "to-do" list organized or stored?