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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2007 09:57:30 AM »

Now to find time to drive to Cali to swipe it, hmmm..... muhahahaahaa!

Good luck! Be sure to bring several strong men and a big truck. It weighs several hundred pounds (for me alone, it's actually immovable).

Oh, yeah -- and you'll also have to fight me for it! Wink

Glad everyone likes it so much -- I stumbled upon it accidentally on craigslist a couple of years ago. I was initially drawn to it because all of the handles say "Tubbs Mfg Co. Ludington MI" on them. When I was growing up, my grandma lived in Ludington and I have lots of fond memories of it.

When I first saw it, I really loved it, but I felt like it might be "impractical" (using space where we could probably have something like a hutch for bigger storage). But my wonderful boyfriend surprised me and bought it for me after I gave up on it...aww.

At any rate (sorry to go into SappyLand, there), as it turns out, it's been very practical. I'm always amazed at how many things fit very well in shallow drawers. Stationery, office supplies, paper, and, of course... ephemera. It's nice because everything is basically one layer, so you can see everything in each drawer pretty easily.

I use this type of envelope for holding paper -- I organize by color or subject and label that tab, then lay several of the envelopes flat in a drawer (to a max height of 1.625 inches, of course.) Yesterday, I found these great divided boxes that fit in the drawers exactly. I was so excited! Perfect for hoo-has and doo-dads. (Doesn't take much to excite me, I guess.)

So keep your eyes open when antique-ing or poking around on craigslist -- you might find a behemoth like this to store your flat stuff in!
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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2007 10:03:07 AM »

Perfect for hoo-has and doo-dads.

You know, I have the perfect place for my hoo-has, it's my doo-dads I can't find room for! Wink
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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2007 11:13:35 AM »

My grandmother did too. She couldn't bring herself to say boobs/breast but then she had no problem with the word twat. Geeez Roll Eyes

First time I've seen THAT word in a looong while! Cheesy  And hoo-has is funny. I like breasticles SO much. I thank craftsters for a new name for the girls! It's kinda crafty to make new words, yes?

I store my ephemera in multiple places/folders, but it isn't organized.... yet.
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2007 11:20:51 AM »

I have new paper rack thing that has like 17 shelves or something. At first I tried sorting my paper by color, but I have so many that are multiple colors, that I got confused.

I decided to go with warm colors & cool colors instead and use the rest of the shelves for my books, scrap, rub-ons, images, stickers, card stock, etc.
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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2007 03:57:46 PM »

Wow! Thanks you all so much for sharing your tips and tricks! I have lots of good ideas, now.

I'd love one of those typesetter's cabinets (wow!), but until I have money/space for more furniture, I think I'll stick with clear plastic envelopes. Smiley

I have new paper rack thing that has like 17 shelves or something. At first I tried sorting my paper by color, but I have so many that are multiple colors, that I got confused.

I decided to go with warm colors & cool colors instead and use the rest of the shelves for my books, scrap, rub-ons, images, stickers, card stock, etc.
I like that idea for sorting!

My grandmother did too. She couldn't bring herself to say boobs/breast but then she had no problem with the word twat. Geeez Roll Eyes

First time I've seen THAT word in a looong while! Cheesy  And hoo-has is funny. I like breasticles SO much. I thank craftsters for a new name for the girls! It's kinda crafty to make new words, yes?

I store my ephemera in multiple places/folders, but it isn't organized.... yet.
That's so funny! I had a weird health teacher in high school. If he wasn't using the technical anatomical terms he'd make up his own terms - usually just random syllables. So he'd end up saying things like, "So he puts his Ah-hoo-hoo in her Ah-ha-ha, nine months later, ya got a baby!"
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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2007 04:07:50 PM »

I have new paper rack thing that has like 17 shelves or something.

Do you have a pic A-Roze?
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2007 07:17:20 PM »

Its really messy right now...I don't have all the shelves in that come with it.



No where near as cool as Kaesea's...just functional.
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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2007 07:18:21 PM »

Oooooooooo! I like that!

Thanks for posting a pic!
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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2007 07:25:19 PM »

Oooooooooo! I like that!

Thanks for posting a pic!

You're welcome. It was my birthday present from the hubby. I've seen them at Hobby Lobby but he got it on eBay. The list price is like $45 or so, but if you have one of those awesome 40% coupons for HL, its a score. A pain in the bum to assemble, but a score.
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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2007 07:26:53 PM »

The list price is like $45 or so, but if you have one of those awesome 40% coupons for HL, its a score.

We no have Hobby Lobby in Canada Sad Maybe I can figure out something similar tho!
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