Sunday, August 31, 2008

How About This Idea

Well, I get lots of great ideas from some great bloggers on how to organize your scrap room/crafting room. Not all work for me but some give "birth" to new ideas that do! As a military wife, moving a lot, it's hard to settle on one great idea because just as I do, we move and I have to start all over! I thought I'd share some of my ideas, maybe they'll help you! So since I can't honestly say I'll do it habitually I'll call them my "Random Lightbulb Moments"! How about that?! Okay, enough of the not so fun stuff here! Now for the real fun stuff! LOL!
This idea I got a long time ago, shared it on a couple of websites but figured I should probably put it on my own now.
If you're like me you probably have a ton of punches, limited space and if they're out of sight they're probably out of mind! Don't use what you don't see! That in mind when I went to Ikea (in D.C.) I was looking for something versatile (remember military wife = ideas must be versatile/flexible!)to put my punches in, on, or "something"! I walked past their outdoor type section and saw the shoe racks. At first I thought "hey verticle storage, collapsable, re-usable - get it"! Then I got to looking at the thickness of the wooden slats, the distance in between and the lightbulb went on! YES! I was pretty sure it would work for storing those rascals where I could see them and, therefore, be able to use them! So, without further ado, here's my shoerack/punch holder aka storage! LOL!




How's that idea for about $3?! I also got those cute brown boxes at Ikea and use them for my SU markers and just "stuff"! If you see it's high enough too that you can store some flatter items underneat like my Creative Memories cutting system! The cute little buckets came from Target Dollar Spot/vortex!

I hope this helps someone the way it helped me!

9 comments:

Jean Marie said...

What a great idea for storing punches!I am always looking for new & inexpensive ways for Craft storage..this is a good one!!TFS!
and thanks for stopping by my world :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is an awesome idea! It won't help me much but I think it might just be the ticket for my daughter. Thanks so much! If you'd like to visit her new blog, it's: www.carascountry@blogspot.com

Jami said...

Fantastic idea!! I hear you loud and clear about needing flexible ideas for military living...you just never know what the next house will look like (or if the packers will break it)!!

Smiles from Korea,
Jami

sue said...

I LOVE your storage idea. I'm all about good storage spaces LOL. TFS! have a great wknd.

xiumaiyuki said...

That is BRILLIANT!! I'm gonna do mine this way. TFS! I love those brown boxes as well...very elegant looking!

Beedubya said...

Would you believe I just gave two of these bad boys away because I didn't "need" them anymore? Gak.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

This is a FABULOUS idea! I was just trying to organize my craft room and decided to take a much needed break... came over here to thank you for leaving your nice comment on my blog. Thank you! :) This shoe rack storage idea really helped me out tonight! Thank you!

Mandy said...

Ooh, fantastic idea!!

Amanda Sewell said...

Well that is just completely brilliant!!!!