Friday, February 26, 2016
Last weekend we made an unexpected trip to The Container Store where I was hoping to find an organizer for file folders and notebooks to sit on my desk. What I wasn't expecting was to buy supplies to house the packs of ephemera, sheets of chipboard, and mini Project Life kits that I've amassed.
When it comes to organizing my supplies, I've learned what works for me, but it's a matter of being able to find systems to implement those ideas without spending a fortune. I need my supplies to be in sight and in arms reach, and have found that being able to flip through things makes looking for items and putting them away a much easier task.
I bought a DVD storage rack and a pack of CD sleeves and got to work once we arrived back home. In the front of my rack are journaling cards from when I subscribed to The Messy Box. I already had mini kits from Kelly Purkey and Studio Calico in plastic bags, so I stacked those next. In the CD sleeves, I opened up packs of die cuts and placed them inside. I have a few packs of stickers and you can see them sticking up in the back of the rack. I placed them with their coordinating ephemera packs so that I don't forget that I have them.
While spending about $30 to hold these items isn't exactly cheap, I'm really happy with how this turned out. Having a designated space for these types of items also means that this is all the space that I will give to them. If I want to purchase anything new, I need to use what I have in order to make room. That's the same rule that applies to all of my storage and I'm in trouble as far as my stamps go. ;)
DiscSox DVD Tray, DiscSox CD Pro Sleeves - The Container Store
5x8 Clear Bags - Simon Says Stamp