You asked for it, so I’m busy delivering. Welcome to the third installment of my mini-series called Organizing my Craft Room. Organizing is one of my favorite hobbies – it takes me away from my stamping every once in a while. 🙂 Through a series of posts, we are going to work our way around my craft space. In the interest of fairness (always full disclosure here), these are pictures I took when my craft space was all cleaned up – chances are really good that it doesn’t look like this right now. Also, I understand that everyone has different organizational spaces and needs – this is just what I’ve done with my space.
Two weeks ago, I shared a picture of my craft space. Here’s the wall where I keep most of my supplies:
Last week, we focused on the two top shelves on the right hand side of the wall. Today, I’m going to share the bottom shelf (it’s where I store my punches) and a storage idea for anyone who wants to use peg board. Let’s start with the bottom shelf. Several months ago, I shared that I store my punches in a photo box (you can see the post here). Well, my collection of punches has grown a bit since then, and I’ve graduated to a shoe box lid (thank goodness for big shoes – they come in big shoe boxes). This storage method gives me full access to all my punches. I can see them all and have no problem grabbing for the one I want.
A couple of you mentioned that you like the peg board – it really does make it easy for me to see everything and grab it. When you are designing a card, you can’t take fifteen minutes to flip through a drawer in search of an item – too much risk that the inspiration will pass. Some things, though, aren’t made for hanging on peg board. Where possible, I just convert them to hang-able:For products that are delivered in a plastic bag, I punch a hole just below the zipper. Easy. For some light-weight items that I need quick access to, I create my own hook to hang them on. I grabbed a piece of DSP cardboard (comes with each pack of DSP) and punched circles that i glued to the back of the Glue Dots box and Blender Pens. Now, they’re totally hang-able.
I hope these little tips help you to organize your space a little better. I’ve found they work well for me.
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