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One more thing if you'll indulge me. I have about a bazillion magic effects and magic stuff. Sometimes I keep total trash, thinking this could be a great effect.. yeah I don't think anyone has ttransformed a ... into a ... how do you organize your stuff?
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I think we all have those "drawers, bins" Start by categorizing by effects. For Example.

Cards
Coins
Currency
Mentalism
Parlor
Stage

Add a priority to them. Do you use them currently in your show or plan to?

If so, keep those separate. The ones you perform create a file system where you can store all of you instructions in one place be it electronically or a physical file. Both of course is ideal.

Put all of your regularly performed effects together in a case or cases as appropriate and try and partition them. You can also create a few set lists to help aid in that organization. Make sure to add any additional things needed to perform each effect such as batteries etc..

The effects you don't see yourself ever performing can be set aside and you can try and sell/trade them here on the Café or donate/trade/sell them to another performer. As they say one man's junk is going to be another man's junk soon. I mean one man's junk is another man's treasure. Yeah that's it!

That's just a few ideas of the top of my aerodynamic head.

Kind regards,
Max
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Excellent! Thank you.
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My pleasure!
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I agree Max, and yes set lists are a must.
And of course different set lists as well, Stage Performance,
Close - Up , walk around.

I find some effects don't lend to walk around for instince.

I have tons of notes , ideas and set lists in my iPhone and
find it's continually evolving.
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Thank you RenzIII
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Glad to help 1KJ
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