A to Z Craftroom Organization

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A to Z Craftroom Organization!

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Organizing a craft room can be daunting! Where to begin? How to store my most used items? Where did I put that? These are questions I hear all the time! Hopefully my quick videos give you lots of organization ideas and inspiration!

Album Storage. Keep in a dry place. Protect your photographs from sunlight. Store by chronological order or by trip. Ikea Kallax shelving units fit 12×12 albums. Keep the albums close at hand so that family members look at them often, especially after you put the time into decorating them!

Button and Brad Storage. Tackle box storage containers work great for buttons and brads. Organize by color or categories. Combine sets into one place. Have a little sample bag or box of them for traveling to crops. These colorful embellishments can be inspiring if you have them handy!

Cardstock Storage. Don’t over buy! Use what you have, then get more when you need it. Store upright, cropper hopper storage containers work great for 12×12 sheets. Magazine holders will 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper, it’s great for card making. Have one holder designated for traveling to crops. Store patterned paper by themes such as travel, birthday, holidays, etc.

Die Storage. Greeting Card Storage box holds Art Bin magnet sheets. Dividers help organize the category of dies. Art Bin Die Cut Storage nice for crop travel. Magnetic sheets used to hold dies in place. Large clear refrigerator bins can hold the cutting plates and larger dies.

Ephemera Storage. Scrapbookers have fun decorative items called ephemera. Organize like ephemera together so it’s easy to locate. If you bought with a certain line of paper, you may keep those items stored together. You might store by general ephemera by colors to find certain items for your layout. Have it visible in some manner so that you remember to use it.

Fabric Storage. Keep fabric out of sunlight. Store so you can see what you have. Fold fabric so it fits the contains (fat quarters are usually 18″ x 22″). Organize like colors together. Don’t collect fabric, buy when you have a specific project.

Glue Storage. Have often used glue close to your workspace. Ikea Alex drawers work great to organize your adhesives. I recommend Tombow tape runners (refillable) and liquid glue. Store refills and extra product up away on a shelf.

Heat Gun and Embossing Powder Storage. Heat gun is used to melt embossing powder. Store your heat gun near your embossing powders. Really only need white and clear embossing powders. Use a small container to store commonly used embossing powders. Have easy access to a power strip for quick plug-in.

Ink Storage. Keep ink pads that you use most often near your workspace. Use small ink pads for traveling to crops. Use can store ink pads in your Ikea Alex drawers. Pop a drop of color on the top of your refill bottles.

Journaling Cards. Used to tell the story of your photos. Project Life is a quick way to decorate your photos. Page pockets come in a variety of layouts. Store project life cards in small totes by theme.

Kits Storage. Pick a company with a style that you like their samples (see my sample page). Find out if they supply the directions to something specific or just have ideas for the products they are sending to you. How many page layouts or cards come in the kit. Do you the opportunity to select choices before they mail it out. Is there an easy way to pause or discontinue the subscription. Store your kits in locations that remind you to use the products which might be near your workspace or among your other similar products.

Letter storage. It’s very common on a scrapbook layout to include a title. There are several ways to store your sticker letters. One idea is to sort the letters by color. Another way is to sort by style — chipboard, thickers, small, words, etc. Have easy access to the letters so you pull them out and use them.

Memorabilia Management. Store trip memorabilia together with the date. Shrink school certificates & take photos of kids with their projects. Tickets from movies and Broadway shows can be tucked into scrapbook layouts. Keep enough to tell the story, but declutter by tossing any extra stuff.