I toss the packaging - find it bulky and inefficient. I'm not very into organizing stuff, but have enough lines that I do need a basic system to avoid frustration.
- full lines get coiled by a Struble line winder (handy thing), secured with pipe cleaner, labelled with a paper tag, and each line goes into its own quart ziploc. Running lines tend to tangle with pipe cleaners when multiple lines are thrown into one bag, hence individual ziplocs
- shorter thicker heads get wound or loosely coiled by hand, secured, tagged, then all heads of a particular type (scandi vs skagit vs shorthead, etc) get tossed in a single gallon ziploc. When that gets too full, the gallon ziploc gets subdivided into some other relevant category
All ziplocs then get tossed in a cardboard box. By natural process of use (like my LPs and CDs), those in high rotation stay near the top
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