New Year's Resolution - Organize!

by Bill Cable
on 2021-01-06, 08:19:55

I primarily focus on collecting C-3PO stuff (you may have seen some mention of this in the past). As a long-time convention-goer, short-time member of the 501st, and organizer of the annual PSWCS.org charity medallion fundraiser, I've found that I've also accumulated a pretty hefty, unintentional collection of Star Wars coins. For many years, I've simply stored these coins in a Star Case... well, half a Star Case. The fat half. Be kinda inefficient to store them in the thin half. After a while that turned into two Star Cases, and then two overflowing Star Cases.

Here's where I'd insert a "before" image of the coins if I'd been smart enough to take one.

The worst part was I had no idea what I had anymore. If you'd ask me how many 2017 PSWCS.org coins I had, I would need to dump out my Star Cases, separate the different coins into piles, and count them. Then I'd dump them all back in the Star Cases, and a month later if you asked the same question I'd need to do that all over again.

I took some time off between Christmas and New Year's, and one of the things I set about doing was finally organizing my coins. I did some research, and came across these storage cases on Amazon:

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They have 2" x 2" compartments, which is ideal for most coins And the side walls are removable should you need to make room for anything slightly larger.

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Now granted, there are tons of storage case options available on Amazon. Lots of stackable clear cases with the same adjustable panels. But I went with these cases for two reasons. Number one - they are pretty heavy-duty. They're intended for stuff like nuts and bolts, so they can easily handle the heft of coins without bending or breaking. And number two - they gots handles! That makes them way more easy to carry around.

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Also there was a third reason - they're very affordable! Only $12.95 with free shipping on orders over $25. You can order them right here:

https://smile.amazon.com/Massca-Hardware-Storage-compartments-Excellent/dp/B07GN29LXD/

I'm providing the "smile.Amazon" link here, so a portion of your purchase can go to the charity of your choice. If you choose PSWCS.org, that'd be awesome!

Now I just gotta figure out to do with all my patches and Celebration swag...





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