Growing up poor with nobody around, you learn a lot of things. One is self first aid.
Another is this gem:
store markers tips-down
Now, in today’s throw-away world, you’re not going to think about this — unless you can only afford/ receive as a gift markers on a once-a-decade basis.
I learnt the hard way.
Wee Lily didn’t know to store markers tips-down, so they dried out.
‘Refreshing’ with spit or water doesn’t work. You’re down however many markers. I ended up with only yellow and orange out of a 10 pack from like 1976 to 1986.
Consider me marked for life. -sorry
Seriously. When I see markers stored in an upright fashion, if I believe that I can get away with it (no ‘touch my stuff and die’)? I fix them.
I get it: your stuff, your way. That’s why I only do this if I’m not going to get a whack.
I’ll do it.
If you’re wondering, ‘How do you know which color is which?’ (some markers only show color by the cap)
Clear mug/canister/spinner? That’s what I use.
Or how about this divine solution? Horizontal storage is also completely acceptable, however, it’s slightly less effective. At least it’s not effing your stash.