I hope you have all had a good weekend. It has rained all weekend where we are in S. Wales, UK, but at least we have not had floods as some poor people have. My heart goes out to them all, it must be devastating.
I would like to thank everyone again for the lovely comments for my Butterflies Challenge card, I was very nervous about entering it into challenges, but I am glad I have, at last, had a go.
Today I have the last of my storage ideas to share with you. Lots of pictures that I hope will give you some inspiration.
I acquired a set of filing drawers when my sister moved back to Canada and it has been such a bonus in my craft room. To go inside I purchased a bulk pack of the hanging (suspension) files and started sorting through my boxes.
When my craftroom was set up I had the drawers put under my main desk so they sat right next to my legs. This allows for easy access.
In each of the files I keep alot of the items I would like to grab quickly to help with my creating or finishing on my cards etc.
Here I have my acetate pieces from my Spellbinders packaging, plain cds for altering, doeflex and spare acetate.
I also store my craft sheets, cutting mats for my diecutting machines, sticky adhesive sheets and wax sheets etc
A large cardboard backed plastic wallet holds A4 magnetic sheets for all my border dies and Grand die.
There are some new Cricut cutting mats here too.
(Sorry about this blurred picture, I think I had the shakes taking it.)
Thickers, rubs on and adhesive alphabets are all kept here too. I can add them to a project quickly, without having to get up and go hunting around for them.
The last picture I have for you is the file for my fabrics that I use for flowers etc. They include wool felt, paper backed felt, hessian (burlap), metallic mesh, thin leather etc.
The bottom drawer of the two is kept for storing the papers from my CDs etc. A few year ago, I found two expandable files in the sale and that was how I first stored all my papers. When I had my craftroom done I was going to get rid of them but I found they fitted well into these drawers and so I kept them. Now all the papers I print go in here.
There are approx 10 more files in the drawers that I didn't show. I just wanted to give you some ideas of the things that store well in hanging files and show you how easy it makes it to have them very close at hand.
I hope that some of you have been able to find something of help within my storage ideas.
I don't have fancy cupboards or coordinating fitments but my area has been designed to be fairly inexpensive, easily accessible and space saving.
Well that's it for now, except for the usual Monday Quotation, it is one that I had to learn early in my life and have tried to live by since (not always successfully, but I try!!)