You may remember this post about how I keep track of my polishes by swatching and numbering them on fake nail tips. In that post, I showed how I store them, separated by color group, in partitioned wooden trays. As someone who shops her swatched tips instead of her bottles of polish, that wasn't working for me because I would have to dig through them to see all the colors. I also didn't want to mount them because then it would be hard to get colors side by side when I wanted to do comparisons.
I've solved this problem, though not on my own. I noticed on one of the blogs I follow, tips were glued on to wooden crafting sticks (can't remember what they're really called!). Excellent idea! This wasn't going to work for me because my tip swatches are of varying sizes, with the smallest ones being quite skinny. I found the perfect alternative though! Coffee stirring sticks! I already had these in the kitchen.