Just 1 Tip: Organizing Layout Progress

Cicily here with a quick tip I came across on Pinterest. I’m one of those scrapbookers who likes to scrap what I want to scrap when I want to scrap it. I have several different scrapbooks in progress, vacations, camping, kids, and family, to name a few. I’ll admit I’ve spent time looking for pictures I was positive I’d printed or came across pictures I had already scrapped. I’d rather be a little more organized with my layout progress so that’s why I loved this idea.

This idea came from Anita at the Flamingo Chronicles.

At a glance I can see what I have in progress, what’s ready to scrapbook or if I need to print pictures. I’m just getting started on this process so I will let you know how it works.

Cicily

Product Review: Pocket Scrapbooking Organizer

Happy Monday! It’s Cicily with a product review for the Pocket Scrapbooking Organizer from Organize More.

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I was so happy to get this desktop organizer for pocket page inserts. I’ve had something along this line in mind for my hubby to build, but this was much nicer then I could have imagined. With 13 cubbies and the ability to remove the dividers, you have lots of options to fit your needs.

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I also love that it’s not too big and bulky and it is actually light weight with little finger holds on the sides to easily move it. Plus with felt feet, it easily slides on your desktop.

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Overall I’m extremely impressed and happy with this product. Check out all the great products at OrganizeMore.com

Cicily

 

 

 

Product Highlight: PVC Drawer Organizers

Once again, I’m Hazel all the way from Sunny South Africa and I’m here to share with you my first product review.

I have to tell you – this assignment had me in a fit of giggles and I know my fellow South Africans will agree with me – we just don’t get “stuff” out here!!  A week ago I read about someone complaining that they don’t have an IKEA in their state. Well, we don’t even have one in our country and to be truthful – I don’t think there is one on the whole continent!!

I do buy online but a lot of the stores don’t ship to Sunny SA and even if they do, the postage is HUGE – most of the time more than what the actual item costs.

I sat down to review my options and couldn’t find any official craft storage products that I own that has not been reviewed by Craft Storage Ideas.  So I decided to review something that I bought locally, not specifically intended to be used as craft storage but that I use a lot all over my house to store stuff.

Here it is:

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They are PVC drawer organizers and I buy them from a local home ware store.  I store my stamps, paint, dies, left over paper strips, kitchen utensils and clothes in them.  You get different sizes and mostly I fit a smaller into a bigger one – this prevents the stamps / dies from falling over if you take one out.

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Some more things that I love about them:

Interlockable  – makes carrying much easier.

Clear – makes labeling unnecessary.

Very, very cheap.

A standard stock item in homeware stores which means that you can always fill up on stock.

Folds flat – if you don’t use it, fold flat and it doesn’t take up any space.

Long enough to fit 12’ paper scraps.

Easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth.

Easy to assemble – just fold on the crease lines and lock tags into slots.

Next time you need a storage solution, first “think out of the box” – you might just find the product that works well at a fraction of the price.

That’s it from me.  I hope you have enjoyed my take on a product review. Please come back to Craft Storage Ideas as my “ teammates” and I have a lot more to share with you right here.

*For our US readers, here’s a link to a similar product – drawer organizers.

Hazel