To go with the most favorite thing in your scraproom- What is the least favorite thing in your scraproom? Mine would be my ribbon storage. I have tried several different ways and haven't found one I like yet.
I love my ribbon storage, idlewoman...
The thing I like the least? Other than that it's not bigger :), I don't really like my plastic storage containers. I would rather have more cubes, though they're not transportable, so plastic it is.
This is funny! I just finished redoing my room and the only thing left without a solution, is my ribbon! So I guess I'd have to say ribbon too, is my least fave.
I was actually going to YouTube and Pinterest tonight to look for new ideas. I've had them on the pegboard/dowels system, I've had them in drawers nicely lined up and I've had them on the jump ring system, which is where they are now, hanging from one of my floor lamps, then I've also had the jump ring system hanging on hooks over my door, so kinda looks like a curtain, problem being, it just looks sooo messy. When I switched it up last time I counted just over 500 spools and/or strips of ribbon. That's a problem! Where does one put so much ribbon? Anyone?
My least favourite thing is the lack of space and wall space. I would love to have a room all to myself so that I could display my art-work, but I just have a corner with shelving all up the walls. Don't get me wrong, I love my corner, but it's purely for working in, not for beauty.
My least favorite thing my paper storage. I have assorted paper in a bin for crops, I have stacks stored in 2 different places and I have a rolling cart with paper. I always feel like I'm looking for the right paper (from a line that I haven't used lately) and I end of finding 20 pieces of paper that I have no recollection of owning.
Amanda, I have to be organized since I don't have a dedicated scrap room. I learned the best way for me to store my paper by taking one of Jill's classes from this website. She gives you several different ideas. The one that worked best for me was to use Cropper Hoppers and organize by color. I have several Cropper Hoppers with dividers. I have all of my paper organized by color. I have a Cropper Hopper file folder behind each color that holds that color's scraps. Then finally I have a divider for patterned paper with a folder behind it for patterned scraps. You could easily have dividers for different brands of patterned paper if you'd rather do it that way. Before I started doing it this way I ended up buying way too much paper because I didn't think I had what I needed. I also cut up too many 12x12 pages when I actually had scraps in that color/pattern that would work. This is a great way for me. This isn't the only way of organizing paper that she suggests. It's just what works for me. I highly recommend taking the classes on here. Even if you've been scrapping for years I think you would learn something.
Mine is too small and doesn't have enough product in it.
I too have gone through the organization class and so now most of the major problems aren't there anymore. Yeah! I do wish I could get some cosmetic fixes done I think... like shelving that actually hung on the wall and a desk that would be the right color. Maybe someday when I get my ducks in a row though...
You have to have more than one Cropper Hopper and buy extra dividers. I couldn't possibly get by with just one either. I also buy the Paper Holders for the scraps. I'm sure you'll find a system that works for you though.
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I hate my cricut cart storage.....I have them right behind me but there are so many in the ArtBin organizers that it is hard to get to what I want. I plan on moving them to my closet and store them on their side. Mine are all Velcro-ed into their trays so it should work.
The fact that it's in a basement where rainwater has been known to seep in through the walls after times of heavy rain (or snowmelt...or both...). It is nice that it's in the basement because I can get away from the boys, but not always! Not to mention I'm running out of room for storage!
My least favorite thing is that it is absolutely empty! I had to move all my stuff out in an emergency due to moisture and mold. I'll evenutally get to put it all back together, hopefully organized better. But for now, I have no scrap space, just piles of waiting to go home.
HuskerMom98, I highly recommend keeping papers stored in plastic bins. Mine were not and I lot a lot of paper and other things when mold hit us!
LIGHTING...... I Want better ....i have good lighting ... but have been looking for a REASONABLE PRICE wall lamp with extension arm that the light faces downward ...not a a shade on it. Very difficult to find for like i said REASONABLE PRICE lol