Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Stash tidy update

If you read this post from the beginning of half term you might recall that I planned to sort my stash and bedroom during that week.  The stash did get sorted, but it took way longer than I expected (probably due to the fact that I bagged up 5 bags to donate to both the scouts and to school) so the bedroom will have to wait until the summer holiday.

 I thought I would show you how my stash is organised in the dining part of my kitchen as I spent the best part of  week sorting it out; I am lucky to have a handy husband so much of it is made to measure by him.

Firstly this die storage was made by him to match the size of the Sizzix dies, it means I can see exactly what I have and as it is nearly full, maybe not buy any more.

At the bottom are thin dies in folders, 12" dies and boxes of buttons, washi tapes and bakers twine.

The top shelf of this cupboard stores my Minc and Big Shot Extra and a few embossing folders.  At the bottom are the craft supplies my children used when they were small: I couldn't face getting rid of these: Hama beads; face paints; googly eyes.

Here are the paper shelves for my 12x12 papers, so much better organised now I can see what I have and not be encouraged to buy any more.

Cropper hoppers contain white, black and kraft 12x12 card along with mirror card.
The Ikea drawers (all labelled now) contain a mix of craft goodies: embossing powders; mists; Thickers; stickers; etc,etc.

And under the 12x12 shelves is this big unit with my card blanks, tool box, 6x6 paper, Sizzlits, punches and fun foam (I cut a lot of my own 'Thickers' using dies).

I do store regularly used craft materials in my craft bags in the corner, so I don't need to pack this for crafting on the go.  I only add the papers and photos I need on the morning of the crop.

This is a very old Papermania craft bag, used to store alphabet stamps,

and finally Really Useful Boxes with 12x12 folders to store older papers (I try to take out and use at least one set per month).

The storage I have shown you is in within reach of the kitchen table ( where I craft).  The only other stash (there's more?!) is my Christmas crafting box (stored under the stairs and only out from October to January) and a few rarely used items (Bind it All; Decopatch; etc) are in the Utility.
Finished scrapbooks; some are in the children's bedrooms, Christmas journals in the dining room, and other albums in the study. Luckily, my husband has a little crafty obsession of his own that fills the garage (wood turning), so he is very understanding!

I can see this post making  a scrapbook layout :)  It's not a matching, or particularly attractive space, but I can now find everything! So, now you have seen my tidied stash, what does yours look like?


karen paulmonkey said...

so well organised,one day mine will be too....

akilli melek said...

i'm getting there, but all over the place at the moment

Michelle G said...

Oh my! It's like the best stocked scrappy shop.