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Old 11-06-2018, 08:19 AM   #41
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Maybe the most simple & economical solution might be to buy some old bookcases at a garage sale or thrift store; paint them to coordinate with your bedroom? And use baskets, or even old shoeboxes covered with pretty paper, to hold your stuff? Baskets are a dime a dozen at thrift stores. Or plastic containers with lids that can be stacked on shelves, are cheap at dollar stores.
LMAO, you made my day! Out of all the well intended suggestions I’m liking yours best, and I’ve two other bedrooms when I run out of wall space in mine!
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I feel that having your storage match makes the area look less cluttered. It seems I spend more time organizing than crafting. I recently purchased 10 matching photo storage boxes from Michael's for $2.00 each. And I also bought about 100 small square plastic containers with lids from the Dollar Tree (ten for $1.00). It took a while but I filled all the small containers with sequins, brads, embossing powders, etc. and each type of product is stored in a separate labeled photo box. I took the time to emboss small circles to glue to the plastic lids so I could see them easily. The photo boxes are also perfect for storing embossing folders, silk flowers, etc. It cost me $30.00 and a bit of time but now everything fits together and I don't have all those mis-matched sized bottles, containers and plastic bags. And it's so easy to clean up and put everything back in it's proper place when I'm done working. And as I was organizing, all the things I knew I would never use were put into the donation box. Whew! What a stress-reliever!
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Almost all my storage is re-purposed from things around my home. Since you divorced and down sized you may not have lots of things around any more but they can be gotten at thrift stores and garage sales. I'm not home but when I am I will take some pictures as examples of creative storage !
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It's great reading through all the tips on storage here. I have way too much stuff and I have it tucked all over the house. I bought under-the-bed bins to store extra supplies that I don't use everyday, and use recycled shipping boxes to store my stamps and dies. You can cut them down to size and then just cover the front of the box with paper..since you don't see the sides or back when they're on a shelf. I never buy any new tables that don't have storage in them, and I'm trying my best to use what I have. Good luck to you!
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