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Username Post: Storing Paper        (Topic#1584315)
pinkpaperairedale
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In response to michellesmakingmemories

I use the translucent Iris tubs for my papers and label each with my Dymo labeler. Glitter cardstock, solids, patterned paper, etc. I even have one I call Ugly paper.


 
dorichatelain
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In response to pinkpaperairedale

I also use the Iris paper containers. I have a very small space in our very small living room and I have to be very creative about my storage.


 
lakauai
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In response to dorichatelain

I have stored my paper in old mailing boxes from the USPS for years. I cut the front of the box so that I resembles the Cropper Hopper ones and they work great!
I just decided this week to make them more pretty so I added some scrapbook paper to the fronts of the boxes and some labels.

You can see more details if you want at my blog .


 
olleharr
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In response to lakauai

I store mine vertically in a file basket. One for cardstock and one for papers. I don't separate my paper by color though. I tried that and it didn't seem to work for me. Instead I separate them by pattern ie; "small pattern" "Medium pattern" "Large pattern". Then each pattern section is sorted by color. For some reason it seem to work for me.


 
olleharr
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Lakauai, I love what you did with the USPS boxes. I wish I would have thought of that! Here's a photo of my storage.

Paper storage
By Olleharr


 
Heck25
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In response to michellesmakingmemories

I have several organization methods, since I have zillions of pages of paper...

For plain, mostly one color patterns I have 3 Sterilite 3-drawer sets; first holds red/orange/yellow, second blue/green/purple, and third brown/black/whites.

For themes, I have Iris boxes by theme and subsets of 12 x 12 folders inside. For example, I have a box of "holidays" and inside is a folder for Christmas, a folder for Easter, etc.

I store my stacks in cubes. You can buy at ShopKo or Michaels, or Ikea... most places that sell organization shelves... just make sure the inside of the cube is at least 12 x 12 inches!

Then the things I'm currently working on I store in Art Bin boxes, because they latch shut and have a handle, so they're easy to carry to crops.

One last tip... one really easy way to sort & store papers that is inexpensive is 2 gallon zip lock baggies. I can find them in my dollar store 5 to a box (what else can you find for less than a quarter each?). They are great for sorting, to carry to a crop, to keep papers from getting dusty, etc.... You can label as needed and they can still stack on a shelf or fit inside a fancy scrap box.


 
dorichatelain
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In response to flwrgrl

this is how I store my paper [image]http://pinterest.com/pin/46809295499024766 0/[/image]


 
flwrgrl
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In response to lakauai

These look awesome! LOVE the coorinating paper you used. I LOVE to cover inexpensive or free storage boxes etc. Why not? You're repurposing the box, & the only cost is the paper you cover it with 7 the glue! And you aren't running all over town trying to find coordinating colors. Great idea!


 
mrsrogers52513
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I have a cart with drawers that I got at Michaels. Back before I sold most of my stuff, I had the white JetMax Cubes from Michaels and kept them in there.


 
mindygail
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I want to buy a display dynamics listed above when I get the funds!!!!!!
It looks perfect for holding my pps


 
bonprof
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I recently bought a iris stand at Target for $54. It is a wonderful chest of drawers made up of iris cases that you can pull out and take to s crop or whatever. It is wonderful and i plan to get more when i move to a bigger place.


 
mrsrogers52513
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I also have the display dynamics on my wishlist!


 
KAR49
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  • KAR49 on 08-24-13 07:18 AM
In response to michellesmakingmemories

I am a fan of vertical storage, since I think it keeps the corners nice and flat. I just bought some new lipless stacks and five fit in one cube of my Expedit shelving from Ikea! Works great and I have 40 shelves with cardstock............FinALLY I'm beginning to feel organized.


 
mrsrogers52513
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Hoping to get an Expedit once we move!


 
denayc
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I have very limited space (just a corner of the living room) so most of my scrap supplies are stored in a chest of drawers and a "pie safe" cabinet. My paper stacks are stored in the drawers by theme: vintage, spring, fall, Christmas, general, etc. Loose papers are stored in plastic file envelops I got at Michaels by theme. It makes it so easy to find what I need.

Stamps, punches, embellies, inks, etc are stored in the other drawers or shelves in the cabinet. It works for the space, but I long for the day when I can have a full room for my scrap supplies!

You can see the drawers and cabinet in the top picture of this layout.

Cures for a Bad day By Denayc


 
Stephanie47
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In response to michellesmakingmemories

The organizer you have pictured from Michael's is quite flimsy. I too store my embellishments in there.
I repurposed an old tallboy dresser to store my papers and other supplies. It sits perpendicular to my desk and is quite handy!


 
Chandlercr
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In response to lakauai


  • Quote:
I just decided this week to make them more pretty so I added some scrapbook paper to the fronts of the boxes and some labels.




That's a good idea, just to cover the fronts. I use the mailing boxes too but have covered the whole box, and I stack my like yours so I don't need to cover the whole box. LOL Sometimes I over think things.


Edited by Chandlercr on 10-03-13 04:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
lcalderone
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In response to Chandlercr

I use the display dynamics, love, love, love them. I purchased the 12 x 12 non-lipped and the 8.5 x 11 lipped trays. I do not like the lipped trays, because it's harder to get your paper out.


 
flwrgrl
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I ran into the same issue where the 'lipped' was concerned. My paper was getting mangled, plus I couldn't see what was underneath the top sheet.


 
Eager to Scrap
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In response to lcalderone

Where do you get this display dynamics?


 
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