Cheap. Plastic. My new favourite storage device…. the humble takeaway container. We’ve been using these things for our freezables for eons, but I thought they could be quite useful for storing a lot of my random small stuff. I several stacks of 10 from the local poundland and got to work sorting. I think I have about 30 or 40 in use at the moment, storing everything from chipboard to flowers, from wire to rafia, from postage stamps to pens.
I’ve labelled all my containers as to their contents, although for the most part you can see through them fairly easily. I really like the fact that they stack, they are large enough to store enough small stuff but small enough to fit into various locations. They are just so handy and (the best bit) affordable. :)
For the most part I’ve tried to separate my scrapping stuff into individual containers. I’m using these containers for most of my chipboard embellishments, and each set gets their own container. Once I start running out of a given set I will probably start amalgamating them. I did the same thing for my flowers and pens. When it comes to the components I use for my altered art and assemblage pieces, I tried to group like-minded things such as ‘caps and corks’, ‘postage stamps’ and ‘plastic things’... I might have to work on that last one.
I really think the labelling bit is important. It’s just making everything so much easier to find and organize.
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