We have been in our new house for a few months but I am just getting around to unpacking my hobby room.
All of my cards were packed in some 12-15 D-Ring binders, 7 or 8 monster boxes and various "shoeboxes" packed full of higher priced singles. I store most of my singles (from the monster boxes) in a couple of old library card catalogue cabinets.
So over the last few days I have been unpacking my cards - shelving the albums, and getting my singles out of the monster boxes and into my card catalogue cabinet. To help find things in the cabinet I am keeping a relatively simple text file which records the contents of each drawer in the card cabinet. So if I need my 85-86 OPC hockey singles I can search for it in my text file and see it is in drawer D13. Pull out D13 and voila!
Of course refiling everything gives me a chance to organize a little more - sort those piles of 78-79 OPC that have been sitting there in a mess for years, take that misc stack of stuff I got in a trade a couple of years back and sort them into the 20 or so sets represented.
My little guy has taken an interest in cards - so I have set him up with a binder, a small stack of 9 pocket pages and a few stacks of cards. It will soon be time for another trip to McDonald's to get a few packs of the new stuff to help complete his set. Till next time.