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Unread 09-28-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Amazing storage find for $5.00!

I was cruising the school clearance section at Walmart a few days ago, and they had a huge stack of these "classroom organizers" for $5.00 apiece. I've been looking for a new way to organize embossing folders and cutting plates and all of that, that was easier to grab-and-go than flipping through a box or whatever. Observe:


It was designed for file folders and such-like, but I thought that it would be perfect for what I had in mind, and it is! I have embossing folders arranged by type in the center and right-hand pockets (about eight per pocket), and extra-long dies and cutting plates and all of the regular plates and platforms and craft sheets in the left-hand pockets. I also have Pergamano accessories (shaping pad and piercing grid) and shims and embossing mats and long rulers in the two lower pockets in the center. Here's a closeup of the left column of pockets:



I cut white Contact paper with all of my long skinny dies and put the diecut on the back so I could quickly see which die is which (more blind than lazy on that deal, lol).

It has five grommets across the top so you can hang it wherever. I didn't want to look at it all the time, so I used some Clip-It type clips to hang it from a wire shelf in the closet in the guest/craft room. It's a bit on the large side (30 1/2" wide by 47 1/2" long), so it may not work for everyone, but I'm beyond thrilled! There is also a single-column, ten-pocket version, if that would work better for you...
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great find!
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and i love the idea of adding contact paper die cuts to the back of those steel dies. never thought of that!
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I was cruising the school clearance section at Walmart a few days ago, and they had a huge stack of these "classroom organizers" for $5.00 apiece. I've been looking for a new way to organize embossing folders and cutting plates and all of that, that was easier to grab-and-go than flipping through a box or whatever. Observe:


It was designed for file folders and such-like, but I thought that it would be perfect for what I had in mind, and it is! I have embossing folders arranged by type in the center and right-hand pockets (about eight per pocket), and extra-long dies and cutting plates and all of the regular plates and platforms and craft sheets in the left-hand pockets. I also have Pergamano accessories (shaping pad and piercing grid) and shims and embossing mats and long rulers in the two lower pockets in the center. Here's a closeup of the left column of pockets:



I cut white Contact paper with all of my long skinny dies and put the diecut on the back so I could quickly see which die is which (more blind than lazy on that deal, lol).

It has five grommets across the top so you can hang it wherever. I didn't want to look at it all the time, so I used some Clip-It type clips to hang it from a wire shelf in the closet in the guest/craft room. It's a bit on the large side (30 1/2" wide by 47 1/2" long), so it may not work for everyone, but I'm beyond thrilled! There is also a single-column, ten-pocket version, if that would work better for you...
Great idea! I'm always looking for frugal ways to organize! thanks!
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Sue, I love how you think outside the box. What a great bargain!
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Awesome!
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