Let’s talk about props. I once mentioned, that I have a large collection of props and equipment, and it’s growing exponentially. Dishes, towels, pots, spoons and other things. I also have a lot of “these things” - props which I do not even know how to name properly :) This entire collection must be stored somewhere and it’s a huge problem, of course. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that the props should be stored in open shelves so that they are in sight and reached conveniently. This has two major advantages. First, you won’t forget that you own some of these items in first place (and end up buying same or similar items – happened to me not only once) Secondly, if you take a look at the whole collection before you begin planning your photo shoot, it will be easier to choose the appropriate props.
So here is my advice: store all of your props in the same place and keep them well organized.