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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2004 02:34:43 PM »

i am lucky enough to have card catalogs in my place, but i'm afraid i'm still a mess!  i can say, though, that the drawer labeled "paint brushes" is the first place i go when i need one...it's fabulous for pens and pencils and screwdrivers and things like that...and who doesn't love the little label spots on the front of the drawers?
Smiley  still, it will take more than the card catalogs to organize my clutter into submission.
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2004 05:53:26 AM »

card catalogs are such an amazing idea!!  but what about the bigger stuff?  like, how do you keep your fabric organized?  i have TONS and TONS of it!
thanks for your tips!
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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2004 07:42:32 AM »

those clear zipper bags that sheet sets and blankets and things come in are good for fabric, you can see what's inside, and it makes them more movable.
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2004 08:55:48 AM »

I have a TON of sterlite containers. I save my change & when ever they go on sale I get some. Actully BigLots had the sections of drawers on sllae very very cheap recently & I got a few of those as well as 10 seperate storage boxes with lids. 
I have two seperate sections of old kitchen cabnits with a alrge piece of counertop. it's a great hight for crafting & give me a ton of storage space underneath for all my boxes. To cove rthe opening Itook a thrift store sheet, cut to fit & slipped the top "pocket" into a tension rod.   I cut it up the middle so I can slide the "curtain" as I need to.

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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2004 12:17:13 PM »

I am also a fan of sterlite containers....especailly ones you can slide under the bed.  For cheap shelving I got these wire mesh cube things at Target.  They are the type that you just get a bunch of sides and connectors so can build the shape you want to have. Gives you more felxibility with the space you put the cubes in.
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2004 05:29:51 PM »

most of my studio is still a mess, but Target has been helpful in getting my fabric organized.  i need my fabric in color grouping for some of the quilting i'm working on.  it's been a while since you've been in my studio, snusie, so here's a little picture of these awesome cubes i got for, oh, $20 each?  it wants to be Ikea, but it's not as nice:



clear bins & drawers are nice, but cubbies make me neater 'cause you can actually see everything.  i think they're supposed to be for shoes, but it's neat how you can buy drawer pieces, too, stack em up high.  pile things on top.  and in front.  and around.  okay.  maybe things don't look so neat & organized in the picture, but you should see the rest of my room!

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2004 07:53:39 AM »

That looks neato!  So is the $20 for one cubbie?  Or for a 3x4 block of them?
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2004 11:34:03 AM »

i have only a moderately useful storage system for yarn and fabric (topless cardboard wine boxes on wooden utility shelves, in a closet). i covet my mum's clear storage boxes on shelves. it's like a giant, transparent set of drawers.
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2004 04:38:21 PM »

each piece is divided into 3x4 cubes so in the picture there are 4 pieces:  a cube set, another cube set, a drawer, then another cube on the bottom.  i have another piece that's a couple shelves with a cabinet on the side.  they cost $15-$30 each, sometimes they're on sale...  if you get matching pieces they fit together with pegs & are sturdy.
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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2004 08:56:47 PM »

I have a zillion beads. So all of my beads are stored in those dmc floss things they look like this (http://www.firemountaingems.com/images/P1088PKB.jpg) and then you could put them in this (http://www.michaels.com/online/images/product/large/bd050.jpg) when you are traveling. (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=bd0050&channelid=) But I think that one comes with the trays already.

I think it works in those floss boxes, I have about 20 of them stacked in two rows, then I have a HUGE tackle box with all my findings then a like 2 gal. rubbermaid box with extra beads and tools.

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