Ok. I have been waiting for this every since I saw it was carousel coming months ago. I just got mine and started filling it tonight. I like to have a "ready to go" scrap area. I have noticed that over the years I have collected two of several of my most used favorite tools. (Scissors, Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer, anywhere hole punch, stapler, sanding blocks, ultra fine pens, etc)
I keep one set loaded in my All My Memories tote ready for cropping away from home. But it is really too tall for me to set on my counter and see down into. (Plus I have the old one without the carousel bottom) This Making Memories carousel is the perfect for me to see my tools and adhesive etc while sitting at my scrap area. The graduted levels are awesome and the drawers are great for my favorite colors of Mini Brads and Small Colorbox Cat Eye Chalk ink (five in each drawer if you put them on their side!)
I love that they included the spot for the labels. I am going to print labels on cute PINK paper to match my room. I may even decorate some of the white areas with matching pink rubons. This item is a great idea and well made. I think you will like it. Hope you have fun filling it up!
I've had the same white, revolving kitchen tool organizer on my drawing table for years. It has been home to all of my tools and I'd always dreamed of replacing it someday with something as useful and classy as this carousel.
I love the nameplate feature (did you know there's room behind the label to safely store a single-edge razor blade). I also love the small drawers. I appreciate that the revolving feature is stable. My drawing table has slight slope to it and my old carousel would always turn the heaviest side forward - this carousel doesn't do that.
I trimmed and old cutting mat to fit into the bottom of one of the side bins where I store tools that might otherwise mare the finish. I also saved the storage tubes from mini M&M's and have placed them other bins to help hold narrow tools upright more securely.
Thanks for such a useful and beautiful organizer, Making Memories. I'm a happy and loyal fan!
Jill Davis, Founder
I was pleasantly surprised at the convenience of this storage carousel, and just how many items it holds. I was able to empty 4 drawers in a storage cart, and organize all the contents in this desktop carousel. I have various pairs of edging scissors, as well as cutting scissors, X-acto knives, a Fiskar hand drill, rulers, hand paper punches, embossing stylus, paint/chalk brushes, and glue sticks in the top level storage bins. In the small drawers, I have threading needles, cutting wheels for a rotary paper cutter, replacement blades for the X-acto knives, decorative paper clips, etc. This dekstop carousel matches the Making Memories and other brand's white storage drawer units, and really helps keep all the tools and products you use most often, close at hand, without fumbling through drawers to find them. This would also be a useful and attractive holiday gift too.
Well isn't it just cute? That is of course the first rule of anything your going to buy for your scrapbooking room. It must be cute! Then it must be functional. And this little guy is completely functional! I love my carousel. I have mine filled to the top with pens, pencils, rulers, glue, cutters and lots lots more. And it still rotates with out any problem. I love that it allows me to have everything I need right at my finger tips when I'm working in a limited space. No need to have 10 different containers cluttering up your space any longer. Everything fits right into this little guy. I have filled mine with many different things as my mood changes and it continues to take a beating from me and still looks great, and works wonderful. It is holding up great. I'm even thinking of buying another one!
I hemmed and hawed about this for months, because I've tried other things similar and been terribly unhappy and discarded things time and again. Well I love this carousel!! It holds way more then I thought it would -- I have ALL my fiskars scissers, ALL my water color pencills, ALL my markers, my punches, my cutting tools, my adhesives, and I still have 4 drawers empty!!
I simply HAVE to have things out in front of me or I won't use them. Everything I have is in some type of clear storage so I can readily see it. Most of what is in this carousel used to be in aboutr 7 canning jars on my table, and the other things were in clear drawers. This takes up half the space and is way more convenient. I am VERY happy with this purchase!!