I started my love affair by dipping my toe in with 7 daubers (one for each color group), but it didn't take long for me to realize that I needed more (lots more so I took the plunge and recently ordered a 25-pack). Then the "problem" arose with how I was going to store them... Enter cheap bead cases by Darice (seen HERE) that I found for $5 at Ross and I was even more in love (you can also find something similar in Michael's bead department). I set the stacking bead jars that come in the case aside which I will use at another time and moved the daubers in.
And here's how they look all snug in their case when closed. Pretty darn perfect! So for those who haven't tried these, I will try to explain why I think I love them so much. Unlike other foam applicators they are sort of ball shaped. That shape leaves little to no inky edges and lines in your blending. It's pretty magical actually. I think you won't be disappointed.
I have heard several people say they wash theirs out and they come pretty clean, but I decided I didn't want to mess with waiting for them to dry between colors.
Here's a link to my Flickr album where I used them for all my recent Sunny Studio creations. I have been so excited by my newly learned blending skill that almost every card started as a blank white piece of cardstock that I inked up to match my Copic coloring. ;)
For those who have these, I hope I've helped solve a problem with how to store them (this case is also the perfect size to fit in rows of the mini distress inks). For everyone else, I hope you will give these jumbo daubers a try. I'm not affiliated with the company who makes them--I'm just one very happy customer. ;)