Craft Storage Ideas for Tools – An Idea, A Sale & A Giveaway!
Craft storage for tools – there are many options, but this is my fav!
We hope today’s post finds you enjoying your Summer days and staying cool.
Dang, why’s it so hot everywhere right now?!
Well, the upside is we can stay inside in the A/C and create, right?
My craft studio/office has been a hive of production for the last two weeks.
I’ve been creating the decor items for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday celebration and it looked like a pink flower bomb went off in here!
Given that my studio/office colors are black and white with pops of red and Disney collectibles, this is most unusual.
It’s o.k. though ’cause I’ve had a blast creating again!
And that brings me to today’s organizing and craft storage solution: the Revolving Organizer from Go-Organize.com.
For those who are new here, Go-Organize.com manufactures high-quality, JetMax storage products and furnishings and they’re one of our wonderful sponsors.
But even if they weren’t a sponsor, I’d still be using and loving my Revolving Organizer (affectionately known to me as ‘RO’) – you’d be amazed at how much it holds!
And the best feature?
It takes up little work area space and spins to provide quick and easy access to my most-used tools.
Since I received several inquiries about this unit after sharing a ‘stock photo’ in a previous post, let’s take a closer look at my ‘real world’ beloved RO in action…
First off, it’s white which means it will fit into most any decor.
And if you want to add some color, it can easily be done with paint, inks, markers, decoupage or even washi tape!
If you’d like to add a coat of paint to this, or any, of the white units Go-Organize.com sells, be sure to check out my review of using Krylon’s Dual Superbond Paint & Primer for altering Go-Organize.com storage furnishings over on PaperCrafter’s Corner.
Note: It’s easiest to alter pieces before you assemble the units!
The next feature I’d like to highlight is the large opening in the center of the RO.
I’ve added a short glass in this section to keep my scissors and rulers more tightly corralled, but you could just add tools to this space without using a container.
I love that my super tall rulers (some of which are 18″ tall) are easy to grab and don’t block access to my shorter tools.
Next, check out the many compartments, some of which are large and some of which are divided in two, providing separation for different types or categories of tools.
I like keeping my tools separated by type so this works very well for me.
Note that even my somewhat large Crop-A-Dile and Corner Chompers fit in these compartments.
And then there are three drawers, perfect for storing a sharpener, magnifying glass and glue remover; scrapers and distressers; and, extra cutter blades and Tiny Attacher staple remover and staples.
And finally, there are three elastic loops and four hooks for keeping your must-haves in sight and readily available.
I keep a mechanical pencil, wind-up eraser and pen in one loop; a ‘grabber’ and tape measure in another loop; and, alligator-clip holders in the third loop (these holders are super handy when heating items with your heat gun!).
On the four metal hooks, I store my detail scissors and several different small cutters, scorers and perforators.
Now keep in mind that this unit is not just perfect for storing papercrafting tools.
It’s also perfect for those who sew, quilt, do needle arts, paint, make jewelry or participate in a variety of other crafting pursuits.
I’m seriously considering getting another one for my office and planner tools!
So tell us –
how would YOU use the Revolving Organizer?
We’d love to know how you envision this awesome craft storage product
being used in your crafty space or office.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments.
You heard there’d be a sale and a giveaway?
Well, you heard right!
Through August 26, 2016 Go-Organize.com is having a Back-to-School Sale!
Place an order by August 26, 2016, and you could save up to 15% off any organizing and craft storage product Go-Organize.com sells…and get FREE Shipping!!!
But wait, there’s more!
Yup, CSI is giving one lucky shopper a chance to win a Go-Organize.com RO for their very own!
We’ll be drawing one name from those on all receipts submitted** and announcing the winner just after the Go-Organize.com sale ends.
**Note: Only receipts with a purchase of $75 or more from Go-Organize.com will qualify for the RO giveaway.
Will YOU be the lucky winner?
Entering the Giveaway:
- Go shopping at Go-Organize.com and spend at least $75 on any products they sell;
- Send us a copy of your receipt* via email to: shackney (at) craftstorageideas (dot) com;
- Subscribe to our blog feed so you don’t miss the winner announcement just after the Go-Organize.com sale ends!
*Because email is not a secure means of communication, please remove or cover any ‘form of payment’ information (such as your credit card number) prior to sending us your receipt via email.
Thanks for tuning in today, happy shopping and saving, and good luck!
Steph & The PCC Team