Inspired by the suggestion of labels for chests (which I support) I want to share my current storing system. Whether I travel or have set up a base, I use 9 chests plus 1 golden chest. Unless I have a real huge base, a factory or warehouse of course, they need many more chests.
Why 9 chests, you are asking? Well, it turned out for me to be the best compromise between enough storage room and a manageable number of chests.
The system is not strictly logical, but it suits my needs and after using if for years, I know where everything is without searching.
Want to have a tour through my chests? Okay, I thought you’d never ask.
This is my basic setup
Chest 1 holds gems, empty golden chests and troll stuff
Chest 2: ores
Chest 3: ingots, blocks and copper wire
Chest 4: mineral resources (flint, coal, clay, oil)
Chest 5: building blocks
Chest 6: stones
Chest 7: Miscellanious. Pigment, doors, clothes, buckets, surplus tools, yak horns etc
Chest 8: stuff from trees and plants
Chest 9: food and seeds
The gold chest: coins
Especially the chests for stones, food and miscellanios tend to be full pretty soon. If so, I simply add another chest to their side, so sometimes I have an array of 11 or even 12 chests but the central grid is the same, so I still find anything fast.
Of course on hostile worlds I replace the chests by safes asap.
On a new world I try to get 9 chests as soon as possible even if I have few items. I find it better than throwing everything in a two or three chests without any order and later having to re-arrange everything .
Do you have any particular storage sytem for travelling or small bases to share? I’m curious
@serendipity On another thread you mentioned you put your belongings in 6 chests. I’d like to see your system