Username Post: do you use unconventional scrap storage        (Topic#1588831)
squzalkitty
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i got a rolling briefcase that works perfect for moving my supplies. do you use anything that isn't necessarily for scrapbooking?


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to squzalkitty

My first tote was actually a diaper bag! It was great. I finally had to move up to a rolling tote because it was bigger and had wheels.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Luvmyfam

One of my crop bags is intended for sewing, but it works fine.

I repurpose lots of things for storage. I have packing boxes, covered sanitary-wear boxes, old software CD binders to hold stamps, some of my ribbons are in an old chocolate box, others are in those transparent plastic Chinese takeaway containers, all stacked up. I use butchers' hooks for hanging things on, and my Silhouette lives in top of an old computer keyboard holder. It has a drawer underneath for the keyboard, and my work in progress lives there.


 
KellyCali
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In response to RedSquirrel

Yes, all kinds of things.

Mainly, random things from thrift & dollar stores, clearance sections, garden, hardware, bathroom, kitchen supplies, etc. (i.e. kitchen strainers, plastic cupcake cups, coffee mugs, clear glass jars, etc!)



 
tanyaham
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In response to KellyCali

I love using candy jars, vases, tierred serving trays, divided serving trays, berry boxes, cupcake pedestals ... and on the opposite end, I also love my Harbor Frieght spinner and industrial garage organizer with tons of little drawers!


 
aquabunny
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In response to tanyaham

Yeah, I'd say that all of my storage, except my paper racks (and perhaps my 12x12 Sterilite drawers), was intended for other purposes.


 
Crafting Marfa
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In response to aquabunny

I use hat boxes, USPS boxes, assorted jars and tins, a couple of baskets and plastic shoe boxes. I'm a believer in re-purposing.


 
cescrapper
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In response to Crafting Marfa

i've cleaned out candle jars for embellishements.They work pretty well.


 
Heather N
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In response to cescrapper

My scraps are in stacking drawers sorted by color. I have the same system for stickers. When I go to a crop, I have a rolling suitcase that I use. I bought lots of shoebox storage boxes for my other supplies. I even found an old wooden cheese box for my long strips of paper (titles, etc)


 
armygirl
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In response to Heather N

Ink pad storage By Armygirl
Made for cassettes. I painted it and use it to store my ink pads.

More stuff By Armygirl
The black spin unit is made for kitchen gadgets . I bought it from pampered chef party.
Little jars. By Armygirl
Fruit jars used for storage.
The charging station re-do By Armygirl
Ipod and Phone charging unit. converted into storage for scrapping tools and pens.


Edited by armygirl on 06-19-13 09:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
armygirl
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In response to armygirl

Ribbon holder By Armygirl
I re-used an old cassette holder for storing my ribbons.
My punch shelf By Armygirl
Old shelf from thrift store,,repainted and used for my punchers


Edited by armygirl on 06-19-13 10:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
cescrapper
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In response to armygirl

i came here looking for ideas



 
Gelidy Gelato
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In response to cescrapper

great ideas.
luv the repurposed flea market finds.


 
Heather N
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love the cassette holder idea


 
Vae
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  • Vae on 06-20-13 02:43 PM
In response to Heather N

Almost all of my storage was originally intended for something else. I use a lot of clear shoe boxes and a lot of things I find at the hardware store.


 
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