A Few New Storage Options

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had an idea in my head for a storage option…if only I could find it. I just happened to run into Ross and there it was, in the bathroom section.  It’s not as big as I was hoping for (I wish the surface area of each basket was wider so I could fit more on each one) but it had the four shelves I needed.

All of my paints and mists and stains and glitter glues were scattered in various places and because they weren’t out where I could see them, I just wasn’t using them as much as I should.

This little unit keeps them contained, all in one place, but out of the way at the same time. It’s not a big, bulky unit either. And there is still a little room on each shelf for more colors.

Another idea I came up with is for Project Life cards. I’ve been making a real effort to use more Project Life core kit cards in my traditional scrapbook layouts. I love how I set up my other journaling cards, and reach into this box all the time now. But there wasn’t enough room to add all the Project Life cards too. I did have these 4×6 Iris photo cases sitting empty, however. It occurred to me that the Project Life cards might fit perfectly inside.

A perfect fit!

I pulled out one of each card from my core kits, added them to these photo cases and labeled the boxes.

The best part is that these cases fit perfectly into the empty space in this drawer. Now they are close at hand, organized and easy to reach.

Lastly, this isn’t really a storage idea but I picked it up the same day I found the shower tower above. I was wandering around Hobby Lobby and saw this adorable tray.

Most of my embellishments are tucked away in the closet on the other side of the room. When I plan a layout, I typically go through my stash and pull out odds and ends that I think will work with the color scheme. But I don’t have a place to put them other than the table I’m working on and they sometimes get lost on the table, under layers of paper and I forget about them.

Cute tray to the rescue. This is totally fun, right? Now I’ll have a place to keep all the odds and ends together while I’m working on a layout and I’ll be able to look over and remember to incorporate these items into my layout.

That’s all I’ve got for now! Today is my first day on the new job… I’m super excited but I won’t be able to do my blog hopping until later tonight. If there’s wifi around the office, I hope I’ll be able to do work it into my lunch hour on my tablet eventually. But until I get the lay of the land, it will have to wait until I get home in the evening. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

8 Comments

  1. oooh looks like some awesome storage ideas with your supplies

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  2. Awesome storage ideas, Tammy. It’s always nice to find things that work so well.

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  3. Those are great ideas!! I especially like the Iris photo cases one, I’ll be using that – I know I have some extras around here. And I already use a tray to gather up items that I want to make either a kit or a single layout – but admittedly mine is not that doggone cute!

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  4. That tray is a great solution (& fun) for holding bits & pieces. I want to pull out a container and have some of my journaling cards on my craft table, I just haven’t taken the time to do that yet!

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  5. I love the tray but my cat would eat them so it would not work 🙂
    But love the journaling card idea!!

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  6. I hope your first day went AMAZING!!!! Love the bathroom storage find, great idea. Also, you are a genius. I never would have thought to use those Iris cases for PL cards, but they are perfect! Next time Michael’s has them on sale, I’m picking some up! Great for travel too! Loving the tray, it adorable!

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  7. Great storage and organizing units 🙂
    I use those photo cases for so many things in my travel tote, this is another great way to use them.

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