Thursday, June 23, 2011

Storage and Organization

I took over the dining room. We only need it twice a year. The piece on the L is our old tube TV entertainment center. The corner piece is an antique china cabinet, largely ignored. Then, I have a music stand that holds my most recent LOs followed by drawers from HL and an antique buffet that I scored on CL. The table and chairs are antiques as well. Most of my stuff is store in this space.

This cardboard tray is packaging for something I bought at IKEA. It's perfect for tossing in things I need to put away in the office. When it's full, I just carry the whole thing to the office, sort it, and put it away.

This large table top tote stays on the table. It is full of my most used supplies.

I love this small, expanding accordian file from HL. I sort my solid cardstock by color in it, the small pieces.

This little tray stays on the table. I toss extra tidbits like a lonely brads and small pieces of ribbon and extra stamped images. The stamped images usually move onto a project or into a binder.

My beloved magnetic mat.

The top of the buffet. My sewing machine needs a fancy cover. I love having my Cuttlebug out all the time! I used to store it inside the buffet but on top is much better.

A drawer for embellishments. A drawer for random tools. A drawer for stamping supplies like inks, embossing supplies, glitters, stampamajig...

Lotsa stuff.

Ribbon. I need more. Little rolls, medium rolls, big rolls, cards, and loose pieces are sorted in little plastic baggies.

Stackables. One for cutting plates, another for embossing folders.

Top to bottom: Cards made for me, cutting plates, embossing folders.

12x12 drawers. Top drawers: dimensional alphas. Middle drawer: Handmade flowers organized by size. Bottom drawer: Recollections flowers and butterflies. Next to the drawers (on the floor here) is a bag full of flowers, organized by color.

A sorted box of embellishments.

Shoebox size. Full of glimmer mist, crackle paint, dabbers, and Primas.

Brad caddy. Also baubles and flair and a small sortable box for charms.

Set of drawers from HL. Four drawers are full of punches.

The bottom drawers is full of bling, string, and buttons organized by color.

Plastic box on the floor next to drawers holds these craftelopes, larger pieces of colored cs organized by color.

Love these things. I can flip through stickers and rub ons like a book.


Stamps that are great for LOs stay in this box.

Love me some paper. Cardstock organized by color. Patterns organized mostly by manufacturer.

Stamps. 12x24 cutting mats and cardstock are standing on the R side. Perfect space. It's hard to see here because it is being supported by a black piece of shelving.

Box on top of stamp drawers for pencils and pencil supplies.

I took that plastic drawer from a Sterilite set that isn't being used and it fits perfectly here. Expression on the bottom shelf. Works great for me.

More stamping supplies.

Mats, idea folders, 12x12 acrylic stamp sets and binders.

Steal of a deal from CL.

Extra die cuts and stamped images. Rejects from previous projects.

Spellbinders dies.

Got this Mary Kay binder off ebay. Got the idea from my sister.

Clear pencil pouches, @ 60 cents at office supply stores, hold clear stamps.

Creative Memories pocket sheets and Mary Kay pocket sheets hold smaller sets.

Large expanding accordian file, HL.

I organize my scraps by manufacturer.

Like here, I have Sassafras, TPC Studios, and EP Little Boy. So, lots of coordinating little boy stuff here.

In the office, I have three card organizers from Michael's. A file thingy that I use to sort my envelope collection by size.

Inside a Card Keeper.

Top shelf: two mini albums, large box of xmas embellishments, small red box of handmade xmas tags. Orchestra scores :) Second shelf, Halloween paper and embellishments. Christmas paper and embellishments. The drawers are full of xmas stamps and embellishments.

Drawers in the office.

Paints, seasonal embellishments, seasonal stamps (but not xmas), grungeboard, and chipboard.

Large drawer for organizational pieces and page protectors. Bottom drawer for learning toys and kiddie crafts :)


Miwa said...

Impressive! :)

Just Jaime said...

what a stash! You've got some great ideas for organizing!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

You know I LOVE how organized you are! Thank you for helping me to organize MY stuff because, if it weren't for you, I would probably be buried under all my "stuff" and be lost forever!

Micupoftea said...

nice set up! Love my tote and keep it handy like holds so much!

PaperCutsForU said...

my eyes my eyes!!