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It has been 1 year since I bought my, what still seems very new to me, car! At least because of the pandemic, I haven't put as many miles on it as I might have. (Except for that trip to Disneyland in February and the one to Wyoming in May.) When I purchased my car, I was very surprised when all of the "paperwork" for the warranty, etc. was handed to me in the form of a little flash drive! (I realized then that the digital age had truly invaded my life whether I was comfortable with it or not.)
The other day, I found that car warranty flash drive in my sock drawer. I also had a couple of them in my jewelry box that are loaded with pictures. On my kitchen counter I have an SD card that came with my new phone. Anyway, I realized that I needed a way to store these little things in a way that I would be able to easily find them when I need them and not have them cluttering up various areas of my house. I figured you guys might have this need as well, so I did the research and the work and I have some solutions for you!
Solution #1-Something to buy
It is very interesting to me that when I searched on line for ways to store flash drives, I mostly found boxes to hold a single drive or little contraptions to hold 1 flash drive. That was weird to me. They are such little things, there had to be a way to store them in a group! Finally on Etsy, I found a few options such as this one that I found in the shop M3is3D. I haven't gotten permission from them yet to use their picture, so click over to it through that link and you will see this cool device that would be great to have standing on a computer desk to have all of your flash drives or SD cards handy whenever you need them.
Solution #2-DIY your own solution
For my personal use, I thought I would like to be able to put a folder in our filing cabinet that would hold the cards and drives in one place until I need them on occasion. I decided to craft one with little pockets that my cards and drives could slip into and I could label them to help me remember what is on them. Here is what I used:
First, I covered the inside of the folder with a decorative base card stock. I bordered it with a decorative washi tape.
Then, I simply cut pockets in 3 1/4" squares out of card stock. and used the roll on adhesive to stick my decorative paper on them. I also cut smaller pockets for the SD cards. I measured how I wanted to arrange them inside the folder and attached them with roll on adhesive and then covered them with the wide cellophane tape to sort of laminate them in place. Here is how it turned out:
Solution #3: Throw together this idea!
If you would rather keep your drives in a binder on a book shelf, here is one more idea.
Bonus Tip: I also use these pockets and a binder to hold and organize my grocery coupons!
Okay! There you have it! 3 ways to help you figure out how to store those flash drives and SD card! Did you even know that you had a need for this? You're welcome! Let me know if any of these ideas work for you.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!