Username Post: Expedit shelves from Ikea...Idea on storage options?        (Topic#1535625)
PhotobearSam
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I am getting a lot of Ikea Expedit shelves for a late birthday gift from DH. I have seen some pics in the gallery of scraprooms where people have shelves that seem to fit exactly inside them to store paper and there are some with White plastic 3 drawers systems that seem to fit like a glove.

Can anyone share their secrets of what they use in their expedit shelves?

I am getting 2 shelves that are 4 cubes high by 4 cubes wide, 1 that is 2 wide by 4 tall, and 2 that are 2 high by 2 wide. It should be enough for quite a while. Thank goodness my craft room is 13 x 15 feet. I also have 2 closets that I have taken the doors off and put shelves inside.

I can't wait to see this all in place.


Thanks for any and all help.


 
lstory 
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The shelf and drawer inserts are accessories to the Expedit shelving, so if you're interested, you can buy them at the same time while you're at Ikea or add them on as you start organizing your stuff and see what works best for you.

Lisa


 
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Yeah I am getting one too and been wondering if I should get shelving now. Been wondering if the inserts that look like drawers really work or just faux.


 
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I have the expedit...well the smaller one. I love it. I don't have the shelves and things, but yes, you can purchase them. Enjoy your new system!! It is wonderful!


 
PhotobearSam
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I have looked at the ones that you can buy at Ikea and I don't like them v ery much. In the gallery, I have seen people who have paper trays set up in theirs to shelve several types of paper....It looks completely different that anything I have seen on the ikea site or the store.

I will see if I can find some pics and show you what I mean.


 
PhotobearSam
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Like this one....


 
PhotobearSam
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and this one....


 
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also the -plastic drawers on the top right shelves of this one...



 
PhotobearSam
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it's really these paper tray (clear plastic) that I just have got to find...


 
lstory 
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Do you mean these?

Lisa


 
PhotobearSam
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  • lstory Said:
Do you mean these?

Lisa


OMG...you might be right....Thank you. I have been googling all day and did not come up with these ones....

Now to find a supppliers in Canada....


 
krispin41
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I went through EVERY pic of the Expedit in the gallery, and if you order the paper trays I am pretty sure you need the LIPLESS trays (http://store.scrapbook.com/dd-st-011.html) and not the ones with the lip.

I have two sets of the drawer inserts and two sets of door inserts for my Expedit. I like them. Just keep in mind that they really limit the internal size of the cube. I have one drawer with all my adhesives, one with all my cutting tools. I just put together my second set of drawers, but I think one is gonna hold my Crop-a-Dile and other misc tools. The door inserts hides my CTMH distressing kit, as well as my Bind it All. The second one is actually accessible from the other side of the Expedit, and I keep my Weight Watchers stuff and Netbook in there. (See below)

Because I live in a one bedroom apartment. I need to keep things neat looking but accessible. I have a 2x4 Expedit next to a 4x4 Expedit to make a 6x4. It actually acts as a room divider as it sits behind my sofa, so I need it look relatively attractive from both sides.

I also have the desk attachment and one of the newest inserts which divides one of the cubes into four sections. I took measurements of these sections and found some fabric storage totes at Bed Bath and Beyond (as well as larger totes that fit in the cubes of the Expedit) that fit inside.

And during my last trip to Ikea I found some banana fiber baskets that fit my CTMH stamps perfectly. I've been keeping the measurements of the cubes and a small tape measurement in my purse so if I see something that may work, I can measure it right then.

Enjoy your new Expedits!!


 
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Oh wow! I just tried to sell 5 or 6 of these stack trays in a garage sale - 10 cents apiece and no one bought them. My friend was going to call Salvation Army to get her garage sale left overs. If she hasn't called yet you can have them. Just pay for shipping.. These are the black 12 x 12 stack trays. I've tried 3 garage sales to sell these and no one wanted them.

Kathy


 
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I've just bought a small set of Expedit shelves and am hoping to pack them today ... will post a pic when I am done

Unfortunately, I can't get the plastic paper shelves here so have had to use cropper hopper instead!


 
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  • Katlady Said:
Oh wow! I just tried to sell 5 or 6 of these stack trays in a garage sale - 10 cents apiece and no one bought them. My friend was going to call Salvation Army to get her garage sale left overs. If she hasn't called yet you can have them. Just pay for shipping.. These are the black 12 x 12 stack trays. I've tried 3 garage sales to sell these and no one wanted them.

Kathy


Let me know....I have a paypal account. I would so love to have them.


 
Katlady
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She still has them - I just sent you a PM

Kathy


 
PhotobearSam
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU


I love it here already...Such nice people on this site.


 
SpcMs 
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  • SpcMs on 04-02-11 01:56 AM
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Hi all,

would any of you know the internal size of the two-drawer insert Ikea is selling for this?
I'm trying to work out how to store my cd's, but I'm afraid the drawers might be to small to put the CD's with their back up (so i could easily browse through them).

Thnx!


 
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Are these shelves expedit?


 
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