There are so many cookie cutters out there! I began my collection quite a while ago, but it has multiplied significantly over the past few years. No one really told me how to organize my cutters. Here is what I have come up with. But before I explain how I organize my cookie cutters, I'll explain how to prevent metal cutters from rusting.
After using any cutters, I always soak them in a bowl with warm water and soap. I then clean each cutter with a sponge and more soap and water to ensure that all of the grease is removed.
A great tip that I learned from the book Cookie Craft is how to keep metal cookie cutters and icing tips from rusting.
After individually washing and towel drying each cutter, place metal cutters on a cookie sheet, cut side down. Next, place the sheet in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees. This will absorb any remaining moisture.
Finally, set warm cutters on a towel to cool before putting them away.
The way that I organize my cutters is usually by theme. I write the name of the theme on a Ziploc bag and store the bag in a plastic container. Inside the front of the container I write down the names of the themes on a piece of paper facing outward.
This way, I can see which cutters are in which container.
Other suggestions may be to organize your cutters by shape or size.
Hope this helps!