As a collector of tarot and oracle decks, storage is always a problem. I still don’t have the ideal solution. I wonder if I ever will. Part of my problem is not just keeping them somewhere but with hundreds of decks, how do I arrange them? By publisher? By theme? By type? Alphabetically?
Right now, I have ones that I like and use more often in a nice cabinet purchased for the sole purpose of storing my cards. Others, that I don’t use often or have mostly for reference as well as the foreign editions of my projects, are in the <shudder> basement in Rubbermaid ™ containers.
I keep decks in their original packaging if possible. If not, I put them into bags, either purchased, made myself, or made by friends. I keep the books that come with decks separately, with my other tarot books. They are on two different floors in the house and so not very handy.
And then there are the recent purchases that lay all over the house, wherever I happen to be looking at or playing with them. Sometimes I find a deck I’d forgotten about in a drawer or under a pile of books or newspaper clippings or pages torn out of magazines…or snacks.
How do you organize and store your decks? Show me your solutions, so I can either be inspired to emulate your stylish, organized ways…or know that I’m not alone in my shameful disorganization.
Here’s my best with closed doors and open (I won’t share my worst!):