Like most of us, I'm starting to run out of space in certain areas of my craft room. I often think that maybe I am not using my space as efficiently as I could be, or maybe there is a better solution that I just haven't found yet. I'm constantly on Pinterest and other blogs looking to see how people organize their spaces.
Paper is my challenge right now - at least storing it. I'm constantly adding to my supply, since the company I purchase most of my paper from (as well as most of my stamps, ink, buttons and ribbon) continue to add new colors to their line.
I pretty much use only three different types of solid cardstock: Papertrey Ink's 110 lb weight (for cards and any paper crafts I make that I give away or need a higher weight paper for), the Michael's brand Reflections 60 lb weight (for anything I make with my Cricut as I am not able to get nice, clean, consistent cuts using PTI paper), and a very limited amount of American Crafts textured cardstock I purchased years ago simply because it was 70% off. It's all just preference, I guess.
Paper Storage Cube System. I purchased two of them initially and stacked one more section later. Ideally I'd like to add the additional three sections which I have, but the unit would not be very sturdy if it went any higher (and I am out of floor space to use them as well). I have my tower currently holding 34 different PTI colors, a space at the top for miscellaneous items, one space towards the bottom holding a Reflections 12 x12 pack (until I find a few home for it), and two open slots to expand for PTI. Even though this tower is ideal for me, I am going to run out of room quickly! My lower weight paper did share some space in this tower, but PTI forced them out. I found these Cropper Hopper 8 1/2 x 11 Paper Holders last week and purchased a few of them (shown in the first photo). I've decided that anything non-PTI will be stored in these holders, which are then placed in my Ikea Expedite. This of course leads to another 'problem': will all this paper overtake the storage I have in my Expedite? I fell like I'm in a constant live Tetris game with my craft room!
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