Classic stacking in/out trays have been a black hole of paper death for me for a long time. Someone said that trays with a 4″ gap could be useful; I tried those, and they only held more papers in a death spiral of aging to uselessness. I’m not sure how two of these stacking plastic trays endured in my house, although it’s possible I simply couldn’t see them behind everything else.
When two of these trays turned up in the most recent clearing exercise, I was about to toss them.
And then I realized I needed a place to lay out jewelry projects, where I didn’t have to bag parts up at the end of the day. I can’t leave a project out on the tabletop; the cats will destroy it. But I could lay out parts on a towel on one of these trays, and stack the trays, and move them to a shelf, face to the wall, where the cats just might not notice them.
I’m cautiously optimistic. These trays are easy to come by. Plenty of people let them loose into the thrift shop stream every month.
I have these two, and another three-shelf unit. I should be set.