It worked perfect. The only tool I required to put it together was a rubber mallet. The shelves even had room for my sewing machine on the bottom shelf. Although, not as fancy as built-ins, wooden bookcases or custom purchased products; it is very nice and clean, functional, and gives me lots of storage.
I am still in the process of covering the cardboard box paper holders with old calendars, fabric etc.
By Hoptownracer1 from USA
I also use tins to store buttons and other sewing notions and I use old fashion glass mason jars to store my ribbons in. I keep all my DVD and VHS tapes in my sewing room in photo boxes that are the decorated ones. That way they are not just laying in piles in my room and the boxes look great. I use a lot of 8.5 x 11 paper and cardstock, so I have one 2 draw file cabinet for the paper and one for the cardstock and they fit right under the counter top my husband and I built in my craft room.
By PJ from Newville, PA
I store "like" paper in the same box (ie: all solid colors in one box - labeled on the end of the box; floral in another - labeled, etc.). These boxes can then be stacked on a closet shelf.
Scissors, adhesives, stickers, etc. can all be stored in pizza boxes as well with a label on the end of the box with the list of contents.
By Bonnie from Mount Vernon, WA
Over the past twelve years that I have been scrapbooking, I have accumulated a lot of supplies, and I have had to find storage methods for everything along the way. I often look right in my own home for innovative ways to store my items.
A couple of years ago, I came across an old dishwasher basket. Since then, I have probably added a half dozen to my scrapbook area for all types of supplies. Although everyone has one in their dishwasher, you would probably like that one to keep washing your silverware, so don't remove it. But, what do you do instead? Where are you going to get one?
First, keep a watch out at garage sales, flea markets, and other places. I have seen them at a lot of them, and have purchased several. You might ask around to friends and family to see if anyone is replacing a dishwasher or has an extra one somewhere in the garage or basement. You can also purchase them from stores that carry replacement parts, and they are pretty inexpensive.
What scrapbook supplies should you store in your dishwasher basket?
Anything and everything. I use them for almost anything that fits.
You might also consider using them for card making, rubber stamping and any other crafts you might dabble in. Oh, and they make great utensil storage (of course) for picnics, as well as next to the stove for cooking.
By marianneryan23 from Des Moines, IA