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Old 11-06-2018, 07:19 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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Old 11-15-2018, 06:33 PM   #42
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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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Old 11-29-2018, 11:31 AM   #43
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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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Yes the $ Tree is a very good idea. They had the nice flowered cardboard boxes for awhile. I had two but one finally ripped. I always wished they'd have them again. But you never know what you will find and different $ Trees have different items.



I got the tin from Target's $ spot. It was $3.00. They have nice things they often.





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I have found that church rummage sales are good sources for plastic storage. Often when people downsize or heirs are cleaning out estates, a lot of folks don't hold garage or estate sales because it is so much work. But they readily donate most of the kit and kaboodle to the church. At our last sale, there were dozens of empty storage containers, not to mention all the ones that the organizers of the sale used to corral various items.
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January I sorted organized all things paper from my crafts area but it is not finished. February will be all things fabric or fabric related like threads, floss, notions. March I hope to do the beads, beadwork etc. My beads cabinet drawers are very messy now.Any days left in both months I return to continue the paper.
I do not have a crafts room. But a crafts area which is also a bedroom. And some things are in living area of my house.
I do not buy organization items because I have no space for it.
The www.estatesales.net one can see/search also crafts furniture etc by area.
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I have cookie tins I re-use to store craft supplies. I try to get a different color tin so I can sort by color. And a black with gold lettering cookie tin is a catch all for things like origami papers, journaling cards, random bits.
Cosmetics powders the empty plastic jars house candi ( dots), small size stickers, sequins etc. Few older dinnerware milk pitcher hold brushes, pencils etc. My sewing box is on the table. Quilt fabrics live in living room cabinet.Some fabric scraps are in the sewing box and a small box.
Empty tomato plastic cannisters which are stackable from the grocery shop houses washi tapes, ribbons, small tubes of acrylic paints 20 ml, etc.
Wooden wine boxes are stacked against a wall on a desk and in it are small water colors sets, gelatos, crayons, pastels etc.
Two big panettone tins from previous Christmases one houses everything Christmas crafts supplies stash and the other has all the leftovers scraps of cardstock,floral scrapbooking papers scraps, envelopes to decorate , index cards. A small Sephora bag house my tea dyed and herbs dyed papers.
A gift box shaped like a hatbox houses my small crochet stash & hooks.
One of the few organization things I have think is older than DD is a 3-drawers stacked which houses my clear stamps, one drawer is Christmas and other 2 is floral/herbal and other. I have very few wood mounted rubberstamps so those I keep in the stacked wineboxes.
I have trolleys but due to OA I can not get to lower drawers so keep there things I seldom use. I have very little tools.
In a narrow bookcase I keep 12x12 cardstock and papers but is not much.
There I also keep few crafts books. Some of the journals I make. Garden catalogs and few magazines I use for collage.Big sets of pastels, coloring pencil, watercolor papers.Several art journals. My journal about journal ideas.A few bigger tubes of acrylic paint in white and pearl transparent.
A box of little jars of paints and shimmers I make myself in colors I only use a little of.And a flat box size A4 cardmaking papers from magazines and A4 tea dyed pages of sheet music and plain papers.
Old cardmaking magazines. Creative Stamping magazines. Few cross stitch magazines and some embroidery patterns. Hardanger booklet. Embroidery/cross stitch books. Old shoe box which houses DMC floss from the 80s and a separate pink perfume box houses my embroidery silk threads. A very old cookie tin holds my embroidery linens.
Some small containers holding pens,pencils,scissors are little cosmetics and perfume boxes I decoupaged with free printables of vintage florals.
Calligraphy and parchment crafts have their own box they came in.
I do not buy sets of colors anymore but just open stock of colors I use.
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Nerys - just reading through your list of what you have and how you store it conjured up some very cozy/nostalgic/inspirational thoughts and feelings - thank you! I have so long neglected my creative side and failed to do soul-nurturing things for myself while I took care of others' needs and respected their particular worries and fears. Thank you so, so much for reminding me that I need to re-discover the girl who used to surround herself with many of the same things that you've listed, and used them all! She definitely needs to come out and play...
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