It’s Fruuuuuu-gal Fri-day again.
And today’s about getting organized.
Before you get too far into this post, let me first disclose that I have a scrap space that isn’t pretty, but it is functional for me. I’ll often try a storage solution for awhile and then find something better and try that.
Anyway, here are a few frugal organization tips that are working for me right now:
1. Steal that old Lazy Susan turnable from the kitchen and use it for inks and paints. I am amazed how much stuff actually fits on this. Such a space saver.
2. Use Take-Out boxes for storage. I use these for binder clips, paper clip and some embellishments that won’t fit into smaller storage boxes. I’ve seen a lot of tips over the the years where people have used buckets, but those bad boys kind of add up if you have a lot of little stuff.
I tore cut off the tops of my containers and added a tag to each one to identify inside. These all fit in a drawer I have for them.
3. Turn an old piece of moulding into a hanger. I’ve literally had these on my walls for a couple years. I use one for photos and another for papers, like submission calls, e-mails I need to respond to, things I want to scrap, etc. I love them. I can’t imagine not having them.
All I did was use E-6000 glue to adhere clips to the front of my moulding strips. Then, I screwed “O” hooks to the tops of them. If you like prettier moulding, you might want to more of a picture hanger on the back of your moulding.
Oh yeah, if you don’t have any moulding lying around, head to your local hardware store. Home Depot often has it in scrap bins so you can get a small, more scrapbook space friendly piece for quarters on the dollar.
4. Use a wine rack and cups stolen from the kitchen to store pens, scissors, piercers and other tools you use often. So useful.
The idea to use a wine rack was in an issue of Creating Keepsakes a long time ago. It is probably one of my favorite organization tips I’ve ever seen in a magazine so thank you to CK. 🙂
5. Use a hole-y crate to store ribbons not on rolls. Frankly, this is an idea I’m still messing with as a way to organize my most used ribbons. All you have to do is thread the ribbons through the holes and you’re good to go. These boxes can be found at Wal-Mart for about $1. It might have be $2. The beauty is the crates stack up.
6. Use a little bin for medium clear stamp storage. These little dealios were found in $1 spot at Target. Perfect for those clear stamps that don’t quite fit in baseball card holders. And perfect for those stamps that aren’t big enough for a big binder. The other reason I love them is I can just grab a bin and flip through my stamps. I am using these stamps a lot more because of that.
That’s it for now. Be back later.
Ps… Don’t forget tomorrow is World Card Making Day. Anyone have any plans? Big plans here to make cards . I’ve set up a “Use it or Purge It” box with old papers and other stuff for myself. If things aren’t used by 7 p.m. Sunday, they are going away. 😉