Lots of people that stitch have many ways to store their floss. And each of us have our preferred way. I myself have tried several ways. I have tried winding my floss on the bobbin cards. But that to me just too way too much time to do the winding, time which I could have spent on stitching. I tried using those ziplock bags on the large silver rings. However, with having all of the colors, this proved to be bulky & not easily or neatly stored. Then I thought about using those storage drawers that a lot of guys use to store nuts & bolts & washers & such in a garage or shop. Seemed neat enough & I thought this would definitely be a great way to store my floss. The only downside was the cost. I have all of the DMC colors in regular floss & also in variegated. The cost for each of these sets of drawers was about $20-$30. So rather than spend a lot of money on those drawers, instead I decided for a lot less cost, I would use the bead storage containers. Each compartment inside holds one color of floss. So each container holds 18 colors of floss. So I have 28 containers to hold all of my floss. It makes it easy to see which colors I need to buy more of. And when selecting floss for a project, I just pull out the container with the color floss I need, and I'm good to go!