Well with the colder weather coming, I've been stuck in the house having fun going through my comic collection. And if you're thinking of doing the same, here's some tips for you and your collection.
1) Sorting is (I feel) the key to managing a large or getting to be large collection before it gets out of hand. Several ways to start is to consider what you want to keep and/or favorite heroes, artists, companies ect. These can all occupy their own boxes and fit nicely into whatever storage plan you might have in mind.
2) Boxes of course will be the next step once you decide what to keep. Here's a major tip. Everyone gets old quicker than you think, so use the short boxes that many comic shops offer. The long boxes eventually collapse on themselves and will give you a hernia trying to lift. Plus if there are short runs of books in your collection a short box won't be giving up the extra space that a long one will. Don't forget the proper shelving for the boxes since if you stack them, you have to unstack them to pull out a book. They do sell new drawer type comic boxes that hold up to stacking but I still haven't personally talked to anyone that has tested them.
More on this space and collection problem that we'll "sort" out shortly.
Take care and adopt a comic today. And then store it properly.