It's still hit and miss with me scheduling post but I'll figure it out eventually. Today I am sharing some storage ideas. I've spent more hours then I care to admit searching the Web for small space storage ideas, these are not my own ideas but each suits my needs. True to form I've adapted each in the cheapest way possible.
I don't remember where I first saw this idea but I think it's brilliant. I store all of my papers in either in 8.5 X 11 or 12 X 12 page protectors. I store my scraps in the same PP as their full sheet counterparts. This keeps me from being tempted to cut into a new sheet and keeps everything dust free as well.
Two sided paper in 12 X 12 PP
I am not always so diligent about retuning scraps to their proper PP, when I'm not I file like colors in two pocket school folders.
This is a work in progress. I had all of my long ribbon scraps wound on doll pins and although the jars looked pretty they took up far to much real estate and what I wanted was always at the very bottom of the jar. I've begun to wrap my ribbons including full rolls around chip board. It's freed up so very much space, I just love it.
Clear and Cling Stamps
I've trimmed off the bottoms of zip bags, trimmed old file folders to fit in them, punched thru the entire lot and placed them in three ring binders. I then slip my clear and or cling stamp sets into the bags, the zip lock keeps them from falling out.
I store my Sizzlets and some other dies in a simple album I've made. The cover is made from a cereal box covered with blue gift wrap and decorated with butterflies. Of course. :) I've trimmed baseball card sleeves to hold a set of Sizzlets per page and include the packaging for easy reference. I store my SB dies in CD cases but the ones that don't fit in those those are in zip bags in the same album.
I have tried photographing cards in every possible spot in the house, constructed light boxes, light tents and braved the outdoors, none of it worked. I saw this somewhere on the Web and it works beautifully nearly every time.
Two pieces of CS, a Sun Light Lamp, an Ott lamp, the proper camera settings and a little help from Picasa with cropping. Wa La, Easy Peasy.
Nothing very fancy but each idea works for me. And should anyone wonder about the cost of those 12 X 12 PP to a tight wad like me: I found a gigantic box full in a thrift shop for next to nothing. The original idea was to use 2 gallon zip bags from The Dollar Store. I buy the 8.5 X 11 PP during the Back To School sales at Wal-Mart.
And finally I found this fabulous post on ATG First Aid. Must see, brilliant ideas.