OK — can you stand just one more storage tip from me???? It’s going to be the last one for awhile. My organizing spree has hit a wall and I need to get back to creating again. But this one is cool and I really wanted to share it.
I found these boxes at Walmart, in the school supply section. They are stocking a bunch of new home office/dorm type organizing items. These boxes come in a variety of great colors and two different sizes. This one is 10.5 x 12 and there was another one that was labeled as a CD storage case so it’s not as wide, but probably twice as tall. They are selling for $7 each here in my area — more than I would typically spend on a box this size, but because of the quality, versatility and alterable factor, they are worth it.
When I opened the lid and saw the dividers, I instantly saw all kinds of possibilities. I always need some place to put odds and ends after I take things out of the original packaging. For this one, I decided to store journaling spots, using the divider.
The divider does come out if you don’t want to use it. The CD box also had a four-part divider. I love how these look on the shelf in my craft room. I usually prefer clear storage or open storage, but because of that divider and ability to separate things, this closed option works for me too. Love that it has a label holder on the end so I can label what’s inside.
Other ideas I’m thinking about are using them for distress inks, stickles (the box is tall enough you can store the bottles standing up), random embellishments like American Crafts brads that are still in the packaging, chipboard shapes, flowers… I could go on and on!
I’m pretty sure I’ll pick up at least one more box. I think this spot is begging for a third box.
Today I’m working on some new layouts! It also, just so happens to be my birthday, so I’m working on a layout that I will share on Friday about that. I’ve never been one to have anxiety over birthdays…once upon a time my motto was “The older I get, the better I get!” But now that 40 is just a few short years away, I’m not quite as eager to welcome another birthday, so I’ll be creating today and keeping myself distracted.
What’s on your agenda for today?