This is Tracy's solution....
Miss Tracy here, I just wanted to share one of my organizational fav's with you...It's my Punch Racks!
Punches are so bulky and I hated keeping mine stuffed in a drawer or box because for me "out of sight" means "out of mind". I am such a visual person...I like to SEE all of my stuff. So my hubby came up with this amazing idea. He went to Lowes (or maybe it was Home Depot) and bought a piece of metal, then he measured the depth of the punches agaist the wall and cleverly bent the metal into shape with the help of his handy vice. He then attached it to the wall with screws and loaded it with my punches.
I currently have 3 punch bars in the Shack and I love them. Now, all of my punches are right there within arm's reach and I find that I use them so much more now.
If you aren't inclined to make one for yourself...you'll be happy to know that my dear hubby will make one for you. We will have these punch bars for sale at the LBH if you would like to purchase them for your scrap space.
This is Susan's solution:
Use an over the door shoe hanger (found at Walmart,Target or Bed Bath and Beyond etc.) this is a great system to keep the punches handy but out of the way.
My solution put them in drawers by type.
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I saved this for last as I really don't think there is a great way to store these items. The shapes and sizes are not consistent and how you store them will depend a lot on how you create. I keep my embossing gun, glue gun and Crop-a-Dile close to my work area on hooks. I keep an empty tote to drop them in if I am headed to LBH or a crop. One of our customers Lynette, keeps all of her items in a large art bin. The compartments are segregated by item type. She keeps this next to her work table and then when she heads out to the LBH, she closes up the bin and off she goes.
Here's a picture of her tote.
Thanks for hanging in there on a very long post. A few suggestions...before you invest in new storage items take a minute and sit at your creative area. Think about how you work and in some cases where you work. You also have to consider if you travel to crops, the LBH or other locations. A storage system that is portable and that you do not have to pack and unpack is great for the scrapper on the move.
Next week will be fun...we will talk about creative ways to know what you already have. Good luck this week. :)
Post a comment and let us know how you are doing and if you have encountered some great solutions or challenges.
We will post last week's winner early in the week.
Tracy is out of town at her Grandmother's funeral and she has those details. Keep her and her family in your prayers.