Welcome back to another post here on the blog. As always be sure to click the links throughout this post and for links to purchase storage mentioned.
I’m in the process of revamping my office and I had a built in closet that I had my shoes in. As for my craft stash, everything had been on a shelf and I kept accumulating product. It was all crammed and I knew I needed to create a better system. So, I moved my shoes into my bedroom closet and I started to design my craft closet. As always, be sure to click the highlighted links throughout the post!
I had previously purchased containers from Michaels. Some the size of shoe boxes and others half the size of that. All were purchased on sale. The smaller ones retail for $7.99, I paid around $3.50. I can’t remember the price of the larger ones, but I know I purchased them on clearance as well. I took those containers and repurposed some other boxes I had to work in the space. I did not go out and purchase any product or containers for the sake of this post. This is my craft stash in one central location which will make it easier for me to complete projects in the future. Check out my previous system HERE.
Let’s start from the bottom up. The bottom stores all of my scrapbook paper and in the accordion file, I have various colors of card stock. I also have my wireless Apple keyboard which I use with my iPad and the MAMBI paper sheets which I used for my vision board along with covering my old HP computer box. My old computer box houses frame that I’d like to use for future projects. I also took an old Erin Condren box and covered it with duct tape from Dollar Tree and it has extra stationery. The MacBook Pro box is there for the time being until I find what I want to store inside of it.
The bottom shelf has extra supplies along with my tool kit. I purchased my tool kit from KMart. The bin holds extra frames and nick nacks to use for future DIYs. I also have a bin that holds gift bags and tissue paper. My favorite bin would have to be my extra storage. I save all cellophane bags from Etsy orders and other packages I’ve received. I also save the containers stickers have come in, washi tubes, and the Dollar Tree washi tape packaging. The cellophane bags have been used for storage in other containers and I also use them to create pockets in my planner dashboards.
The shelf above that is pretty empty for now as I’m still trying to figure out what I want to go there. Off to one side are extra pencils, markets, pens. Then in the bin I scored for $1.50 from Target after Easter, I have extra fabric from my DIY Ninja Turtle costume. The polk a dot box has extra stuff in it, like cords, so that’ll be moving elsewhere. Then I repurposed my converse box to store the empty cards that I have. I make cards for various occasions and this happened to be the box that fit my stash perfectly. Use what you have, don’t buy storage just to buy it. Shop your home first!
The two top shelves hold extra supplies. The first of the two hold foam and scrapbook stickers. I also have two pencil cases that I previously had on my Ikea Raskog and I separated my Sharpies from my Sharpie pens. The three drawers I had in my bedroom storing makeup I didn’t use so I moved it here. On top of that and inside I used photo boxes for further organization. On top there are two photo boxes and a tackle box from Dollar Tree to store my embellishments that I can’t wait to use in future DIYs. There’s also my paints. I only buy paint as needed and it accumulates that way. I also have spray paint from a previous project. The container in front of that has my marker I like to use on labels and glitter so that it doesn’t get everywhere.
Lastly, I have a tools box, not to be confused with my tool kit, that holds: tape, glue, a smaller paper cutter, and magnets. That box can easily be pulled out and taken to my workspace whenever I’m working on a project.
The top shelf holds my overflow of products. I love these smaller containers from Michaels. I would love to purchase another set of these, when they go back on sale, because they fit perfectly in this space. Each stack can stack up to 5, but I currently have them stacked as 3. The labels I used on these containers are a combination of chalkboard labels from Dollar Tree and Target layered with blank labels from Target. Off to the side I have my mini notebooks and photo albums. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the photo albums just yet. As for the mini notebooks, I like to use them as on the go blog books to plan out my posts.
I love how the closet it set up. There are some changes that I’ll be making here and there as I continue to go through other sections of my house that has more craft stuff, but for now this works.
I purchased my Ikea Raskog back in May and I’m finally content enough with the set up to share. For those who do not know what the Ikea Raskog is, it’s simply a three tiered rolling cart that has become a hot commodity in the planner world. If you can’t get your hands on a raskog cart, click the links below to purchase similar styles:
- Ikea Raskog
- Target Room Essentials Mesh Basket Rolling Cart
- Target Room Essentials 3-tier Laundry Cart Organizer
- WayFair Linon Pierce Metal 3 Tier Shelf
- The Container Store 3-tier Siena Rolling Cart
- Sams Club Organization Cart (not available in my area)
While the styles above are not exactly like the Ikea Raskog, you can still achieve the same set up I have to store all of your planner goodies. Let’s start at the top.
The top houses my most frequently used supplies including: washi, stickers, 2016 planner, and travel bag. I separated my MAMBI Happy Planner so I keep the 2016 on top until I use it and then the 2015 one will be stored there. Then there’s my washi which I store in a snap ware container. Then there’s my stickers which I have divided from Etsy stickers in the green binder, other stickers in a mini binder, and then my Darice sticker books are stored. I have other stickers along with my storage case that I take with me from time to time. The bins clipped to the outside house markers and those bins were purchased from Target. Click the links below for more details into my washi and sticker collections:
- Washi collection & storage
- Updated sticker collection & storage
Moving on to the middle section. I have two baskets and some storage bags. The storage bags I don’t reach for that often, but they’re there. The two baskets were purchased 2 for $5 from AC Moore. This section has all of the list pads that I’ve accumulated primarily from Target. One has some that are still packaged and the other has ones that are not. Even though I love spacing out my lists in my planner, sometimes a larger list is needed or I can make a note. I also use them to plan out my week. I’ve accumulated quite a bit, but I’ll find a use for them.
The last shelf holds my post-its, journal cards/paper pads, and mini notebooks. Before I purchased my Erin Condren notebook, I was using the mini notebooks for on the go blog planning. I’ve also used them to track my Etsy sticker purchases/coupon codes.My favorite part is my post-its. I reused a first aid kit container and stuffed all my post-its inside. Love, love, love it. You don’t necessarily need post-its for planning, but they’re nice to have on hand for other things.
For a closer look at my stash, check out the detailed video below: