How do you store and organize your sandpaper? If you’re storing sanding belts and sanding discs PLUS sanding sheets your storage can get out of control fast.

A recent poster at SawmillCreek (How do you store your sandpaper?) asked for tips. He was asking mainly for his Festool sander, but most of the comments came back on sheets of sandpaper.

I pulled out the best ideas and then searched the web a little to make sure we had a pretty thorough collection of ideas. In the resources section check out the worksite trailer that has ideas for sandpaper storage for contractors. Also in the resource section, some free sandpaper storage plans.

9 Sandpaper Storage Ideas:
1) an old kitchen cabinet
2) a bankers box from office depot
3) an accordian envelope
4) a clip board
5) file folders
6) plastic file box
7) 3 ring binder
8) Labelled zip lock bags
9) Sand Box (from Eagle America)

Quick tip (from Eddie Darby):
“sandpaper has a shelf life, and it can be extended by keeping it in a zip-lock bag.”

2 Free Sandpaper Storage Plans:
Free Sandpaper Storage Shelf Plans
Organizing and Storing Sandpaper (DIY Network) Plans

Other Resources:
How do you store your sandpaper?
Tricked-Out Job Trailers (extended thread on how to customize your “shop on wheels” for convenience and efficiency.)
Most Used Belt Sanders: Porter Cable vs. Dewalt vs. Bosch
Top 5 Most Popular Random Orbit Sanders