Tip #20 – Keep things together you use together

When you’re deciding where or how to store your supplies, try asking yourself – “What other products do I need when I use this product?” The answer may lead you to the perfect storage location in your craftroom.

The perfect storage product is easy to pull off the shelf, out of a drawer or tote and bring it to your workspace.

Most of my products are designed with these functions in mind as well as functioning “on” your workspace. The ScrapRack system keeps all of your “consumable” supplies within easy reach. Slide, Stash & Store boxes are slim and take up less workspace keeping your table top neat and clutter free. Storage and Supply Cases allow you to remove all or some of the drawers. Paper Handlers keep paper upright and accessible, Buddy Bags can be placed vertically in your tote bag eliminating digging to the bottom of the bag and creating easy access to your supplies.

I hope you’ll join me on Tuesday mornings for my Tuesday Live event (Facebook & YouTube) – it’s your opportunity to ask questions about your specific storage & organization challenges.

Thanks for joining me for the 20 tips series.

I’ll see you Tuesday morning.

T.

Tip #19 – Catalog your tools

The idea of cataloging can seem overwhelming, but the benefits are worth the effort! Imagine being able to find a stamp, punch, embossing folder, stencil or die in just a few seconds? Finding things quickly is just one benefit of using a catalog. You’ll use more of what you have in your tool collection. You’ll… Continue Reading

Tip #18 – Fill your space

Fill your space left to right, back to front and top to bottom – DON’T stack things on top of each other. Ultimately being organized means that you’re able to put your hands on the supplies you need quickly and easily. That translates to having the most stuff within easy reach.  In order to maximize… Continue Reading

Tip# 16 – Use a Project Organizer while you work.

Use a “project organizer” to keep all of your supplies for a specific project together while you are working on it. It’s rare that I can sit down and create a project from start to finish.  It’s much more common that I’ll need to put the project away and take it out a time or… Continue Reading

Tip# 14 – Why use Tabbed Divider Pockets?

When everything is in a pocket, everything is the same height.  This means that labels are neat, organized, and easily readable. Pockets keep all of your supplies that work together, together – a set that includes Dies, Stamps & Stencils will easily fit in one pocket. Pockets keep pre-cut, pre-stamped, or pre-stenciled pieces with coordinating… Continue Reading

Tip #13 – Words

Create a WOW section (Words of Wisdom) for your generic words, quotes, poems, etc. When you start organizing your supplies you’ll find that the majority of words fit into a specific category – Happy Birthday, On the Road, Bon Voyage, Retirement… but there are also those generic words that could work on any number of… Continue Reading

Tip #12 – Organize vinyl by type

One of the biggest challenges with vinyl is making sure you have and use the correct vinyl for your project. Storing vinyl by type and then by color will make it easy to find what you need.  I also like to save scraps with the remaining roll. Thanks for popping by today! Happy Organzing, Tiffany… Continue Reading

Tip #11 – All about the RAINBOW!

The 4th section of the 4 Section System is The Rainbow.  This is where I recommend you store craft supplies that don’t fit into a Theme, Sentiment or Holiday category.  Group these supplies together by color.  Flowers, Ribbons, Tiles, Tags, Brads, Eyelets, Glitter…..all of them.  You’ll be amazed at how much more you can craft… Continue Reading

Tip #10 – Organize Alphabets by SIZE

This is somewhat counterintuitive for most people. When we’re organizing t non-theme, non-holiday alphabet supplies, the natural inclination is to group your alphabets together by color, or by product type, sticker, chipboard, un-mounted stamp, etc.  But when you take a moment to consider how alphabets are used, they are generally used within a finite space.  If… Continue Reading

Tip #9 – Stencil Organization and Storage

 Best solution for stencil storage – a notebook with pocket pages.  Most stencils come in standard sizes – 4×6, 6×6, 12×12, etc., and all of these sizes will fit easily into the ScrapRack basic storage pages.  Each of the pockets can hold 4 or 5 stencils. My suggestion is to create a small “pocket” by… Continue Reading

Tip #6 Wood-mounted stamps

Don’t miss out on using the perfect stamp because you couldn’t find it, or even remember that you had it.  The biggest problem with wood-mounted stamps is the huge variety of sizes they come in – with one exception, the thickness – most wood-mounted stamps are about 1” thick.  Which means they all fit perfectly… Continue Reading

Tip #4 – Photo Organization

Where photos are concerned, less is definitely more!  Avoid getting overwhelmed with big boxes of printed photos by using smaller boxes and storage containers. Group photos by project or chronologically. Use Shut Your Flap tabs to label each group of photos.   When you’re ready to work you can take one small box off your… Continue Reading

Tip #2 – Go Vertical

If it’s horizontal it’s a pile, if it’s vertical it’s a file. It’s always easier to pull out supplies when they are standing vertically rather than when they are in a horizontal pile. Create a library of tools with Tiffany’s Slide, Stash & Store collection.  Ideal for everything from punchboards to yarn. Sort, organize and… Continue Reading

Tip #1 – A great system is mandatory.

A great system is the most important part of getting and STAYING organized The most important thing about organization is creating a mental path for your brain to follow to find your stuff. This can best be accomplished by keeping things together you use together.  When we’re talking about crafting, that means categorizing your supplies… Continue Reading

A bazillion ways to use our Shut Your Flap Tabs

Okay, I’ll admit a BAZILLION might be an exaggeration But, it seems that I find a new use for these almost everyday. The big benefit to our SYF tabs over a regular paper sticky note is their durability. While paper notes will crease and fold, plastic notes “spring back” so they’re always visible. With that… Continue Reading

12 ways to use the 5×7 Fab File

Like so many of our products, the 5×7 (medium) Fab File was designed with 1 thing in mind – photos – but its uses expand almost daily.  The list of uses below goes from basic craft organizers to “out of the craft room” ideas. If you have other ideas about how to use these handy little boxes,… Continue Reading

3 ways to use the Spinder Binder.

This lightweight plastic “cover” is designed to hold 1 Spinder on its hook & loop spine. The zipper keeps everything contained. The Spinder Binder is oversized to easily accommodate scrapbooking supplies. Exterior measurements are: 16.25L” x 15″T x 2.5″D or 41.5cm x 38.2cm x 6.2cm. The Spinder Binder was what we call a “popular demand”… Continue Reading

Thickers Sticker Organizer

If you love working with Thickers Stickers, but struggle to keep them organized we’ve got two simple solutions. Organize Thickers Stickers with our 12×6 supply box or in your ScrapRack – it’s sooo easy. You’ll want to organize them within your 4 Section System regardless of the type of storage tool you’re using. Generic alphabet… Continue Reading

Stamp Organization – Step by Step

Organizing your unmounted acrylic stamps  with The ScrapRack Multi-Craft 4 Step Process *This is re-post with updates.  Please note, some of the products discussed in this post and in these videos may no longer be available, but the process of organizing is the same. Wood Stamp Solutions Video Unmounted Stamps Solutions Video Wood Stamp Solutions… Continue Reading

Why create a catalog of your tools?

If you’ve joined me for a Get Organized Challenge or taken any of my organizing seminars you’ve probably heard me talk about creating catalogs. I was asked recently, “Why do you think catalogs are so important?” Here’s a list of my top 7 reasons for taking the time to create a catalog of your crafting… Continue Reading

How to use the Project Planner / Memento Keeper

The perfect solution for project planning and memento storage too! This planning and storage solution is large enough to hold 12×12 project supplies and all types of mementos – travel, special occasions, or just everyday life.. Think of these oversized binders as a “library of your life.” Fill the interior binder pockets and pocket pages… Continue Reading