Quick Tip Tuesday - Craft Organization


My tip today is to "think outside the box" when it comes to organizing your craft supplies.  While some supplies might require specific storage such as 12x12 papers that you can't simply put into a drawer, some materials can work in items you already have.

Let me give you an example.  I have quite a few ink pads, so I ordered a desktop ink pad holder.  It didn't work out. First, I had to put it together.  Second, it took up a lot of space on my craft table.  Third, all of my ink pads didn't fit.  Some of them were too big.

So, I gave up the ink pad holder and stored them in a plastic bin.  This didn't work out, either, because the only place I had to put it was on a shelf, and I was frequently having to get it down.  Plus, all the ink pads were stacked one on another, and most of the time, the one I needed was at the bottom.

What I finally ended up doing, which provided a perfect solution, was to put them in my daughter's old jewelry hanger.  There is a pocket for each and every ink pad I have (it has 30 pockets on each side), and it stores on the wall out of the way!  It couldn't be more perfect!

  So, my tip is to think outside the box when it comes to storage solutions. Have a crafty week!

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