Hi! I’m Gail, one of the members of the Organization Design Team and I would love to show you around my scrap room! I’m actually going to be moving rooms soon – yippee! More organizing! But for now, this is where I create, starting with what you see when you walk into the room:
Hidden behind the door are my punches stored in an over the door shoe holder.
On the opposite wall to my desk is my Expedit shelf from IKEA. I'm always changing what's stored where on these shelves - It will probably change again when I move rooms. At the moment I've tried to put smaller items and more precious items (such as albums all along the top row, wood mounted stamps, photo boxes) up higher and away from little hands. Along the bottom row are magazines (in files) and large boxes of memorabilia, spare adhesives etc.
I've switched from boxes to baskets for my main storage on my shelves now. It's so easy to just pull out the basket and grab whatever I need out. In these baskets I have things such as ribbon, chipboard letters and shapes, fabric, stamp sets, card making essentials and items waiting to be altered. Here’s a look at in few of the baskets.
On one end of my shelves I have hooks where all my alphabet stickers hang sorted by color onto rings. Hmm. I think I need another Clip It Up for these!
Along the next wall is a large drawer set. The long surface is the perfect place for my Cuttlebug (although I do move it onto my desk when I need to use it) and a letter holder which is perfect for storing my Cuttlebug plates, dies and embossing folders. Oh – and the all important TV!
It’s also where I keep my Clip It Up where I've hung all my rub-ons, word fetti, border stickers, epoxy stickers etc. I love being able to flip through them when I create a layout to see if any might "fit" my project. I'm finding it's the only way to use them up!
Most of the drawers hold small embellishments and die cuts etc which are sorted into colors. Again, I like to look through these whenever I'm creating to see if I can use any of these goodies that I obsessively collect! I've just used cheap plastic containers in the drawers. I also have one drawer dedicated to my glitter, mists, embossing powders and paints. Here’s a peek in one of the color drawers:
Next up is my desk area where I like to keep all my essentials nice and handy. On it is my desktop carousel which holds all my tools and adhesives. I also have an easel to hold my magazines and things that I might be working from.
All my cardstock, patterned paper and planned pages live on my desk in vertical paper holders.
To the right of me as I sit at my desk (and very accessible to me as I create) is a single drawer file cabinet. On top I keep my paper trimmers and in the drawer are all my scraps, sorted by color of course.
Lastly, on the wall above the file cabinet I’ve used CD holders to store all my ink pads. I've labeled the side of each ink pad so I can see the colors at a glance.
So there you have it! Thanks so much for looking and I hope I have given you some ideas to implement in your own scrap room. If you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment as I’m only too happy to help! You can check out more details, as well as progress on my new scrap room as it happens on my blog (www.gaillindner.typepad.com).
And one more thing – my room is definitely NOT this tidy all the time! Hehe!