Like the majority of creative people storage of our craft supplies is always a challenge. I think we accumulate supplies faster than we can use them. I have been careful over the years as not to accumulate so many products, I am more selective with my purchases and always keep in mind that my space is very limited. With that in mind, I do like for my storage to be pretty and functional, which at times can be challenging. You might wonder why I need for my storage solutions to be visually pleasing, well my craft area is in a common place, which guests can see when they visit us, I much prefer to “hide” my creative space within our home decor, this is where pretty and functional storage is a necessity.
Recently the CTK PL creative team was asked to share storage methods for their stamps. You can see the post here, the CT has wonderful storage ideas, definitely an interesting read. I did share these pictures on the CTK blog but I wanted to elaborate a bit on my storage solution.
I do like to keep my supplies by manufacturer, always have and always will. Because I will remember seeing a certain design from a certain manufacturer and it will make my sorting process more efficient. When sorting my supplies I most often resort to baskets and bins, I do prefer containers that are opaque, this way the content is not visible to guests and visitors in our home. For CTK I selected a wood crate, very functional but still fits with the design of my storage unit. When working on my CT projects and TNs, I like to pull out the crate, it currently holds all my most recent to CTK kits. Having all my CTK in one container really helps me maximize the use of my kits and supplies, once my CT requirements are complete I can use the remainder of the kits with my everyday memory keeping projects. The kits always mix and match beautifully, and work for any project from my TNs to 6×12 layouts.
Hope you have a storage solution that works for your creative space, but if you need ideas make sure to check out the CTK blog for more details.