Craft Storage Idea: Solution for 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads or Fabric Bundles
Craft Storage doesn’t have to come from a craft product retailer!
Today’s post centers around finding organizing and storage solutions for 6″ x 6″ papers, paper pads, and folded fabrics or fabric bundles.
But, this storage solution is NOT a craft storage item, nor an item found at craft product retailers.
It may, however, be found at your local home organization store.
As background, I’m a frequent ‘shopper’ at home organization stores and craft product retailers, and I usually take weekly ‘field trips’ to my local retailers in search of items that I need for my own products and supplies, and/or which we can recommend to you.
And in the interest of full transparency, when you work as a solopreneur, and work from a home office, getting out at least once a week is important to long-term sanity!
But even if I worked in a corporate office, I’d still be checking out the latest in organization and storage products – it’s my thing and a major aspect of what we provide our Craft Storage Ideas audience…you!
Now, please note the ‘ ‘ around the word ‘shopper’ above – I am NOT making purchases every week, but rather searching for what’s out there, and most importantly, looking for items that can be re-purposed for craft product and supply storage.
And that brings me to today’s find and recommendations…
Meet the InterDesign Bath Binz!™
This clear acrylic container, a container which measures 8″W x 8″D x 6″H, is both sturdy and stylish.
And for those who need to see what you own, or need storage that’s portable, this is likely ideal!
This bin has handles (openings) both front and back, making it easy to grab it and take it to where you’re working, and slide it into and out of shelves and cubbies.
And because the bin is square, it doesn’t matter whether you place your items in a forward-facing manner or side-facing manner.
In the image above you can see that I’m storing my 6 ” x 6″ paper pads in a forward-facing manner, with the front handle (opening) facing forward as well.
I need to be able to quickly and easily access my collection of pads, grab what I need and slide the rest of the collection back in place, or bring my whole collection to my crafting table.
The pads will also fit in a side-facing manner, as shown above.
The front handle makes this access and return process easy, and this bin fits well, on top of another container of 6″ x 6″ paper pads, in one of the cubbies of my IKEA Expedit storage shelving.
I love that the bin is clear so I can see what’s inside of it without opening a lid, and the dual handles means it’s easy to tote along if I’m creating in another space or at a craft event.
Into sewing and/or quilting?
Consider storing your smaller pieces of fabric (or folded remnants) in these bins.
‘Flats’ of fabric fit well and can easily be organized by theme, color, type, etc.
Grab some dividers (store-bought or homemade) and add them between your fabric pieces to make finding what you need even quicker and easier.
Again, we think this is a super versatile product, one that’s not just perfect for the bathroom or other areas of your home, but for YOUR craft, sewing or quilting room as well!
A word of caution:
Because this bin is clear and not completely enclosed, items stored in it could be subject to fading and getting dusty, or getting covered in pet hair if you have animals.
We recommend storing these bins inside a closed storage unit (e.g., my Expedit has a curtain covering the front so light isn’t entering the cubbies and there is very little dust getting on my paper pads) or, at the very least, keeping them away from bright light sources (e.g., sunlight) and away from where your beloved pets hang out.
So what do you think –
is this a solution you can envision yourself using,
for papers or fabrics, or perhaps another crafting supply?
Please let us know what you think of the InterDesign Bath Binz!™
and how YOU would use them.
Thanks for tuning in today and happy organizing,
Steph & The CSI Team
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