Storage containers - Need your input!!

Paula - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Why type of storage containers do you use to store your 12x12 papers, protectors, on-going projects, etc. in???? I am looking for some type of container, shelving or small piece of furniture to put in our rec room to help keep me organized with my scrapbooking stuff. Any suggestions? THANKS!!

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Ferne - posted on 11/15/2009

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Michael's has stackable organisational units that are great! Make sure you line the inside with acid free plastic to protect paper if it's made from pressed materials.

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Pam - posted on 11/29/2009

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I love the idea about the dressers... usually you can find something on freecycle and then all you have to do is pick it up. Currently I use a 12x12 clear box for when I go to crops. I put all the supplies I will need for page layouts by themes. At home I use a drawer basket system from Ikea ($30) that double as a small workspace with the counter top across them to make a desk

Shirley - posted on 11/25/2009

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Do you have Ikea near you? They have a cabinet that fits exactly 12x12 with some space left over. They have have containers that you can add to the cubby holes in the cabinet so you can put little stuff in them too!

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I saw this idea at a scrapbooking store and it works great for my 12 x 12 paper. Buy one of those wire mesh storage cubes that are meant to be 4 individual boxes (like this one: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/3/...) but make only one box. Use the other sides as shelves inside. Use cable ties to hold the shelves in place.

Paula - posted on 11/23/2009

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THANKS for all your comments! I am still undecided as to what will work best for me but I am going to research some of your storage ideas! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! :)

Lori - posted on 11/20/2009

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I use two different accordian file boxes, one sorted by color for solid paper and the other for patterned paper (also sorted by color). I also have some 12x12 clear plastic storage containers (Iris) found at Michaels to put Christmas papers & baseball papers in.

Bonnie - posted on 11/20/2009

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all previos replies are excellent as fara as paper storage, another way to organize supplies....i have 2 old dressers from and old bedroom set. each drawer has it's own category..examples, i have one drawer that houses all xmas embellishments, paper, etc. ..othere drawers include baby, school, pets, sports,birthday,fall (which includes hunting,halloween,thaqnksgiving). one drawer houses brads and eyelets, another for flowers and ribbons, anothere for adhesives and my cutter and cuttimg mat.. these dressers are obviously re-cycled for a great purpose. check out garage sales or thrift stores and i'm sure you coulkd find one for a decent price, much cheaper than buying new. anothere plus is that all the stuff is out of site when not used. my cricut sits on top of one of the dressers, ready to plug in when needed. also check garage sales or thrift stores for ols fishing tackle boxes to store brads and eyellets or alphabets...good luck ,hope this helps

Michelle - posted on 11/19/2009

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I also wanted to find a way to organize my paper. I bought a rolling file cart and use hanging 12x12 storage folders. I bought the cart at Staples. Here is the link:
http://www.staples.com/Z-Line-Alero-Mobi...
It is set up for legal or letter folders, but the dividers just slide so you can make the area for the folders bigger. It does not fit two 12x12 on each shelf, but I fit ine in each shelf. Then, with the extra room on the top shelf, I cut dowel rods that I slid through the side and put my ribbon spools on. And the shlef on the bottom holds stacks of paper or unopened packs of cardstock. Because it rools, it has really been useful.

Bonnie - posted on 11/17/2009

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Dear Paula, I was going crazy trying to find a solution to the same problem.... One day while watching QVC (scrapbooking hour) and they had a storage system on there. It's made by Cropper Hopper. It worked well for me. I just put them on a bookshelf. Also another one I like is the Cropper Hopper Rolling storage (drawer) system, also found on QVC.com. Good luck.

Monica - posted on 11/16/2009

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I think I have something similar from Joanne's. I actually have 2 of them, and the dividers slide out like drawers. the material from which tey are made is simiar to sauder furniture. The ones I have are white, but I'm sure if you wanted, you could paint them to match your decor.

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I also have the storage drawers from Target and I love them! I also use vertical paper storage folders (similar to magazine holders) for my loose paper. Another thing that works great are the plastic accordion folders that stand up. I have 2 of them...one to organize my scrap pieces of paper and one that holds my paper collections. I keep most of my scrapbooking supplies on a bookcase that I assembled from Lowe's. I have lots of space (1/2 of the guest room) so I have a lot of space that is full right now.

Mary - posted on 11/13/2009

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I also have a plastic drawer tower for storage. Bought it at Office Depot when they were on sale. Seen them else where. But measure the inside of the drawers for 12x12 pages to fit.

Johnetta - posted on 11/13/2009

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I use a 6 drawer/bin plasitc shelving unit by Iris. I got it at target in the isle where they have all the plastic drawer/storage unit. I like it because the bins close shut and can be taken out and used individually. Pretty inexpensive, 30.00. http://www.organizeit.com/poscrapbookche... I don't know why it's so expensive on this website!

Shawna - posted on 11/13/2009

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Cropper Hopper used to have a 12X12 box. But they have discontinued it and replaced with some 12X12 file storage. You can check it out at http://memoryboundscrapbookstore.com/cub...

I have also found a 12X12 box that has a small tool box attached to the top. It uses hanging files for the paper. Sorry, but cannot find the brand name on the box, but also found at the same store as the link above, but I see it is not listed there! Sorry, not much help!

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