Last April, or May.. cant remember. I took advantage of the Hancock going out of business at their Rhinelander store. If I remember right, I think I purchased like 435 skeins of floss. Well since then, they have been in their bag that I came home with. And if I think I might find a skein of a certain number, I look in the bag.
Otherwise, I have a list of all the DMC floss that I have extra of, which I store right in my Jammer box. So, today, I sat down and sorted out all of the floss that I needed to inventory, and put the #s on my list. How I store my extra floss is simple. They are all grouped by their own numbered bags, (example.. 712 is in the 700 bag, 3799 is in the 3700 bag.). I use quart size ziploc bags, and for 2 of the #s - 700 & 800, are in gallon size ziploc bags.
Now what I will do is print out the "Extra DMC List" and tape it to my Jammer box. It does seem like alot of work, but have me from searching thru 100's of skeins to find one skein! Now when I go to pull threads for a new project, of when I need to add some to the bobbin, I can check the list and see if I have that skein. If not, then I buy it. Works great for me!
BTW, this does not include the floss that I have pulled for birthday exchanges.
How do you store your extra skeins of floss?