I go crazy for anything that has to do with storage. So, when a fellow a|s consultant, Sherry Czarnecki, posted a picture of how she stored her Copics, I couldn't help but use her idea.
I went to JoAnn's last weekend and used their coupon to get the Art Bin. This is how I ended up using it:
I kept my ink pads separated by the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. I labeled the lids of the ink pads so that I could see the name of the color from the side AND....it identifies which ink pad the lid goes to. (NOTE: the ink pads come with the name on the bottom of the pads).
I used the other side to store all of my Copics that are available through the a|s catalog (Although a|s only sells the Originals, mine are a mixture of Originals, Sketches, and Ciaos). I have about 150 more Copics besides these ones, which I'm storing in cubbies.
What I love about the Art Bin is that it's sturdy and has a handle. Now, I can take all of my ink pads and Copics from room to room or to any workshop/hostess party.
I thought about storing the clear blocks with the ink pads, but the largest blocks won't quite fit the way I want it to. For now, the blocks are in a snapware container.