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Unread 01-01-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Favorite marker storage?

I have all of Stampin Up's markers and I just bought the 80pc set of Zig Real Brush markers. Plus I have odds & ends markers. Right now they are all just thrown in a drawer. What a mess that is. And I'm not sure if I want a container where each marker is in it's only little elastic. I'm just not sure what I want.

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Unread 01-01-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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I have yet to find something that works for me in a drawer. But, If you have space on a shelf or on your table, I recommend this inexpensive wine rack. It allows you to keep the markers in a horizontal position and you can sort them however makes sense to you.

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I have seen the wine rack idea but by the time I has seen it I had already come up with a solution:

I took toilet paper rolls, hot glued them together then hot glued that to a thick piece of foam core board. I then dropped my new holder into a crate and turned it on it's side, then I took a piece of scrap wood and slipped it under the front edge of the crate so that everything is at a slight slant.


Boy does it ever hold a lot. I've got all my marker and pens stored in it. You can even slip things into the diamond shaped spaces between the tp rolls. It's portable too.
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Mine are all stored in Deflecto storage cubes. My fatter alcohol markers are in the cube that is divided in half. All others are in the cross divided (four triangle divisions).

Amazon.com : Deflecto Stackable Divided Cube Organizer, Desk and Craft Organizer, Clear, Removable Divider, 6"W x 6"H x 6"D (350701) : Photo Storage Binders : Office Products
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I use the Sparco X-cubes. I have 12 of them on my desk (4 across, 3 down) and they are 6" cubes. I like them because they come with metal pieces that connect one to the other, and a groove that the metal piece slides into. This picture shows the 12 cubes, but in a different arrangement.
With the clips, I can pick them up in bulk and move them! I've used these cubes for probably 4 years now.
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Ah, the Sparco and the Deflecto are almost identical. Deflecto have smooth sides. I use some of the X-cubes and some that are divided in half horizontally.
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I bought a wooden stacking three drawer pastel box from jerry's artarama. I was originally going to store prismas and polychromos in it but decided to do my zigs and my Tombows. They have dividers so they don't shift around. I'm going to buy several more of these. The reviews I read said the artarama ones have better sliding drawers. So far so good for the top of my desk and easy access.

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Looks like the OP found a solution, but in case someone reads this thread later:

Forgot to mention a DISadvantage of the butterfly rack - it doesn't have a "back" to it. The compartments are open meaning you can push your markers out through the back if there is space behind it. Not a biggie if the rack is up against a wall but otherwise it's something to consider.
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I didnít like the Deflecto storage for my ZIG brush markers because the caps make one end bulkier, and I found that markers would slide out if I had a lot in one of the big sections. So the Deflecto cube now just has my Copic markers and my ZIGs are in the top portion of this organizer: http://https://www.go-organize.com/c...organizer.html
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I love, love, love the marker storage racks from Crafter's Companion. As you can see I have several sets. I like how each marker has it's own slot. You can also stack the trays straight up & down, or do what I have done and stack them at a slight angle so that the markers are more easily visible. They are inexpensive and sturdy and fit all my markers which include Spectrum Noirs, SU water markers, SU Blends, Chameleon, Wink of Stella. etc and etc.

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Being computer challenged at times, I cannot figure out how to attach pictures to my post. So please go to my gallery to see the pictures of the marker holders. sorry for the inconvenience...................
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Thank you for sharing this information, Mary. I've always wondered how well those fit different markers.
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Pardon the dust and the glare... I put a little rubber bumper on the back of my top shelf. I keep the racks pushed against the wall and since they are staggered, the top one kept dinging the wall.
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Like Mary and Renee, I have the Crafter's Companion storage and I love it!

Prior to that, I made one from a CD case and foam board, like this one. I staggered the foam board for wider shelves. I quickly outgrew that and bought the Crafter's Companion storage.

I store my water-based markers in dollar store glass vases in a wine rack.
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Like Mary and Renee, I have the Crafter's Companion storage and I love it!

Prior to that, I made one from a CD case and foam board, like this one. I staggered the foam board for wider shelves. I quickly outgrew that and bought the Crafter's Companion storage.

I store my water-based markers in dollar store glass vases in a wine rack.
I love this storage idea!
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Thrift stores can be the best place around to find good storage!!
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Oatmeal containers covered with DSP, laid on their side and glued together for me! Easily expandable as long as you like oatmeal lol
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I never seem to find good stuff at thrift stores... . Although, to be honest, I would probably look at that wine rack and think "I have more wine than that" and not even venture into creative uses for it.
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Well, I'm a Pinterest addict and have pinned many a storage idea. I had been looking for a wine rack that would fit on my desk for a month or two before I found that one!

And, yes I have way more wine than that
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We drink a lot of Old Orchard frozen juice so I wash them out and put my markers in them. Then I put them into a craft tote I found at a thrift store.
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I have 2 of the Artbin Super Satchels and it is working pretty well for me.


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Thanks for all the ideas. I ended up getting a 7-drawer (I think) container from Michaels the other day when organization stuff was 50% off. It works for now but we'll see down the road if it works for me. Atleast I was able to separate two colors of markers per drawer and they're not all in one drawer now. Makes it easier to find what I want.
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I bought a wooden stacking three drawer pastel box from jerry's artarama. I was originally going to store prismas and polychromos in it but decided to do my zigs and my Tombows. They have dividers so they don't shift around. I'm going to buy several more of these. The reviews I read said the artarama ones have better sliding drawers. So far so good for the top of my desk and easy access.

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Mary, I have 2 sets of those drawers and love them! I have my Polychromos in one and my Albert Durher watercolor pencils in the other. I just received the full set of Tombows, so it looks like I'll be placing another order.
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Mary, I have 2 sets of those drawers and love them! I have my Polychromos in one and my Albert Durher watercolor pencils in the other. I just received the full set of Tombows, so it looks like I'll be placing another order.
Glad you like them too. Iím ready for at least one more set to stack, maybe two. They are so handy on my desk.
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