Just One Tip: Color Sorting

Happy Monday. It’s Cicily sharing a quick tip for you today.

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Back when my scrapbook supply collection hadn’t overtaken my room and I wasn’t so concerned with organization, my sister had me flabbergasted when she coordinated her cardstock by color. I thought she was a little off her rocker. Then she sorted her buttons by color. I still wasn’t fully convinced.  But then I started thinking about how easy things are to find if you were able to go straight for the right color.

Then this happened in my room!

 

My buttons, card stock and scrap paper soon followed suit and were sorted by color . I have to admit it helps a lot when searching for a specific color of something. I even sorted my patterned paper by color, right next to my card stock. I don’t do this with everything, mostly with supplies that I don’t have too many of, like my washi tape and markers.

Organizing is all about what work’s for you. If you haven’t tried color sorting, give it a whirl!

Cicily

 

 

Just One Tip: Using crates for flexible storage

Hi friends! It’s Noelle stopping by today with a great idea for you. I just love what I call “flexible” storage. Baskets, boxes, drawers, places where you can store stickers one day, and then next month, when you’re into neon ink pads, change the storage for those needs. I keep seeing all these fun ideas on Pinterest for using crates as flexible storage. Of course, anything antique or vintage makes me drool. But there are plenty of ways to make an inexpensive new crate look vintage as well. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite ideas. :)

 Bookcase made from crates with casters from Hammers and High Heels.

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Scrapbook Space with a Vintage Vibe from Better Homes and Gardens. This is using crates in lieu of drawers, so fun! 

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Here’s an inexpensive painted crate used in a pantry with casters. I love that she’s used vinyl to label the crate. Easy to do with a Silhouette machine! Don’t forget the fun bundle deals we are running this month. ;) This photo is from I Heart Organizing. *I* PUFFY HEART this blog, so be sure to check it out! :)

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Here’s a whole wall designed for craft storage using vintage crates from Natalme.

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and last but not least, paint storage in a vintage Coca-Cola crate, also hung on the wall. This is from firsthomelovelife. Love it!

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Hope you like these ideas and maybe can implement some into your own space! Have a fantastic day.

 

Noelle

 

Just 1 Tip: Arrange by color

Hello. Hazel here to share “just one tip” with you. I like things to be neat, tidy and uniform but as we all know, you can’t start all over once a new flavor hits the month.  On my memory shelf I’ve got albums, Project Life albums, mini books,  day books, files ……………………… in every shape, size and color you can imagine and lots of them.

While reading an excellent post on stamp storage over at “Hello. I’m a Paper Addict”, I stumbled upon this idea ……………………………… arrange by color:

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It is a 4×4 Expedit shelf filled with albums, Filofaxes, mini albums, daybooks, smashbooks, etc.  I just love the look. Even though everything is not uniform, it’s clean, calm serene, interesting and pleasing on the eye.

That’s it. I’m off to some more crafting fun. Thanks for visiting the Craft Storage Ideas blog today and remember to leave some comments. We love to see what you think and do.

Hazel

Just One Tip: Repurposed Jars

Hello Y’all! It’s Cicily with a quick tip for you today.

Jar Storage seems to be all the rage lately. I’m a pack rat at heart and hate to throw anything away (Certain areas of my house can attest to this). I love storing things in glass jars/cups/containers.  Every time I use a glass jar and throw it away I cringe. Well last year it was time to make some pickles. I found this great recipe on Pinterest and because of the method I could use repurposed jars! Good thing because I had a mass quantity of cucumbers.

I wanted to share this One Tip: How to clean the gunk off those great food jars so you can repurpose them!

Of course I found this on Pinterest!

I did this and for the most part it worked! Now you can repurpose your jars for craft or food storage!

Happy Jar Cleaning!

Cicily

Just 1 Tip: Paint your Raskog!!

Hallo to all my fellow storage enthusiasts.  Once again, it’s Hazel all the way from currently not-so-sunny South Africa.  Yes, winter finally arrived down under with lots of rain but in between – the most glorious days that you just HAVE to spend outside.

When the weather is not that great, I stay inside and craft a bit more. And while searching for inspiration on Pinterest I found this GREAT idea:

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A white Raskog!! Ever wanted one to fit your color scheme? Cathy from “Hello. I’m a paper addict” tried it out and I love it.

Hop over to see her original post here and to get all the inside info. Now, you have to excuse me …………………………. I’ve got some painting to do.

Have a great day an please leave me and Cathy some comments. I would love to see and hear what you think and do.

Hazel

 

 

Just One Tip

Hi there! Lisa here today to share just one tip with you! I recently saw an item on Pinterest that was a terrific idea for garden tool storage. They had taken PVC products and made all kinds of nifty things out of it for garages and garden sheds. I knew it would transform effortlessly over to smaller craft storage and this is what I found for you!

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This is cute desktop storage and I like the angled design so that all of the supplies stay in place!

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Terrific crayon storage that would also be great for Copic markers!

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Look at these itty bitty ones for storing your Stickles!

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And what crafty girl in her right mind wouldn’t  jazz up this inexpensive storage solution!! I love the polka dot and flora Washi used here, FUN idea!!

So there you go friends, just one tip to use an inexpensive hardware store item for your craft storage!

Lisa

 

Just One Tip: Ranger Ink Color Charts and Label Sheets

It’s Cicily with a quick tip for you today.

Want to be organized? You probably do because you’re here on this blog! One way to be organized and find your products quickly is through the use of Color Charts and Label Sheets. I’ve seen a few companies offer these and recently this Ranger Product link was brought to my attention.

Ranger is helping us with color charts and labels for most of their products that will help you identify the color without having to remove and look at each ink pad or bottle.  Follow the link and select the product you want to organize.

 

Happy organizing!

Cicily

Just 1 Tip!: Washi Tape covered clothespins

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Hi all, it’s Noelle popping by today with a quick tip! I recently made my own washi tape covered clothespins in my studio to clip some mini chalkboards to my stamp and die bins. They are super easy to make, just tape and trim! Clothespins are affordable and SO practical for storage. Like I did, you can use them to clip a sign, tag, or mini chalkboard to baskets or bins. You could also use them to clip packages of embellishments together, or even to close a glassine bag full of buttons or sequins for a crafty buddy. Don’t most of us have some fun washi tape laying around?? I know I have WAY too much! ;) If you don’t have either the clothespins, the tape, or (as in my case) the TIME, you could definitely order some. The ones above are from a fun etsy shop called ThurstonPost. They have these in all sizes of clothespins and a ton of colors! These would make a really fun gift as well.

 

That’s it for me today! Have  fabulous day! :)

Noelle

Just 1 Tip: Use a louver/vent cover to store your stamps

Hallo, Hazel all the way from Sunny SA here today to share a great tip.  I’ve got all my wooden stamps in drawers underneath my dining room table.  Why?? Because I like to see what I have and these were the only large, flat drawers in my whole house so I used what I had.  Problem is:  the drawers are HUGE – I can’t take them out and a dining room table doesn’t look very inviting when it’s drawers are hanging open.

What do you think about this?

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An ordinary wall louver/vent cover that keeps air flowing through your home.

And now it’s a stamp rack:

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My local hardware store sells them in plastic and metal.  I actually love the white option but if you want it to fit in with your custom color scheme – just paint it.  Pretty great idea don’t you think?

My idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens and the series is called “New Craft Storage Ideas Using Unexpected Items”.  If you want to see the rest of their ideas, just click here.

Thanks for looking at alternative craft storage options with me today.  Please leave a comment if you have an idea of your own ……………… I’d love to see and hear what you do.

Until we meet again ……………………and remember, ” Keep calm and store your stash!”

Hazel

 

 

Just One Tip: Stamp Pad & Marker Storage!

Spring is here and for me that means Spring Cleaning! Well it should anyways.  This is Cicily the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper and I’m sharing “Just One Tip” with you today.

So while you’re cleaning and organizing keep this tip in mind.

The best way to store ink pads is pad side down. That way the ink stays at the top of the pad.  Some ink pads (like CTMH) flip closed so the pad is upside down. Otherwise actually turn your pad upside down. I do this with my Tim Holtz Distress pads.

This stamp storage from Organize More is perfect for either type of pad, just remember upside down.

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I’ve seen some great marker storage ideas, but think gravity again. The best way to store markers is laying down flat. I don’t have a ton of Markers so I store mine in this Tim Holtz tube, laying down flat of course! The lid has flat edges, so the tube doesn’t roll.

 

Hopefully your spring cleaning and organizing leads you to more craftiness!

 

Cicily