Today is Sale-a-Bration Eve! Since you’ll OBVIOUSLY be loading up on new supplies tomorrow, I want to help you make sure you’re space is prepared to receive them.
The way you store your stamps, inks and stamping supplies is such a uniquely personal decision. The methods by which you store your goods depend on the amount of supplies you have and the space where you are able to store them. We are flexible beings. Some people have entire floors of their home dedicated to stamping (you know who you are). Others are able to convert the smallest closet into a well-organized warehouse of supplies.
A very wise man once said: “Card making is made up of three separate hobbies:
- collecting stamps, papers, inks and accessories
- using stamps, papers, inks and accessories
- organizing stamps, papers, inks and accessories.”
OK, so I’m the wise man who said it. It was one of the first blog entries I ever posted. You can see it here because I know you weren’t following my thoughts and projects then. It’s a true statement, right? Some days, I find just as much joy in moving things around in my space as I do creating beautiful things.
Over a couple of different posts, I’m going to share some tips from my most recent “renovation” of my stamping space. I moved a couple of things around – that qualifies as a renovation in my eyes. 🙂 While your stamping space is likely not walled in by cinderblocks, you might be able to tailor some of these recommendations to your own space.
This picture captures about half of the fungeon. The other half is home storage and a hot water heater. I’m only showing you the “good enough” parts. The door to the basement is in the top, left corner of the above photo. The right hand side of the picture was originally a big opening in the wall (went through to the crawl space on the other side of the house). I had the openings closed in to hold stamps and supplies. This works really well for me. Here’s a shot of the wall:
I love to see all my things, so I am not happy to hide them away behind cabinet doors (but I understand when people do want to put it all away). My space isn’t accessible from the house (I walk outside and downstairs to enter the basement), so I don’t ever have to put things away if someone is coming over. The only people who will see this stuff are guests who are coming over to stamp. All of my stamps, embellishments, ribbons, dies, accessories and punches are positioned along this wall. My papers, inks and tools are kept in a different area (another post). I’ll also show you some close-ups of the above areas, along with some tips that have helped me.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! More organizing tips to come!
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