creative storage solutions

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Creative Storage Solutions – Week #19

Creative Storage Solutions – Week #19

In my photo studio I have a small space designated for sewing and crafting. Since I often have small children inside for pictures I needed to have a storage space where little hands couldn’t reach my supplies. Most of the time the space is hidden by backdrop paper, but on occasion is viewed by adults. What I really wanted was…
Creative Storage Solutions – Week #18

Creative Storage Solutions – Week #18

In my home I am constantly in need of storage hooks for items like jackets and back packs. With four growing kids we need a lot of hooks. After a recent outing to Wal-Mart I discovered that to purchase enough plain boring white plastic hooks would cost me a small fortune. It was definitely time to get creative. A trip…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #17

Creative Storage Solutions Week #17

Unfortunately, sometimes buying one container just isn’t enough. Don’t discredit buying boxes or plastic storage containers in multiple sizes, especially when it comes to art or office supplies. My kids never craft in the same place. For us it makes sense to have small pots hold art supplies, all layered in a larger container allowing them to carry it around…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #16

Creative Storage Solutions Week #16

When my daughter was young I purchased a vintage pram and used it to stroll around the neighborhood. Adorable, I know. When she grew out of it I just couldn’t part with the wire basket. Like any baby keepsake it reminded me of the days when she couldn’t talk back to me, and napping was still an option. Oh how…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #15

Creative Storage Solutions Week #15

Have you seen those fake books that you put on your bookshelf? You know, the ones where you you hide your spare cash, or keep important documents? I hate to tell you that it might not be such a good hiding place after all. Those ideas have been around long enough you just might be better off trying something new.…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #14

Creative Storage Solutions Week #14

Another classic storage solution that just may never go out of style… glass containers. When it comes to glass you just can’t beat the fact it’s always nice too see what is inside. Drinking glasses are an especially great item for storage. Cheap and boasting height, they can house many items. Consider a drinking glass for items like pens, pencils,…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #13

Creative Storage Solutions Week #13

Forget the zombie infatuation that is currently rampant in the world, I think the beautifully decorated and organized pantry movement is far more frightening. Here’s my advice on the pretty pantry movement… don’t get carried away with overpriced containers. Try not to spend more on the container than the food that goes in it. Also, remember the food can spill…
Creative Storage Solutions – Week #12

Creative Storage Solutions – Week #12

I have a real appreciation for pottery. I took a ceramics class when pregnant with my first child. I don’t know if it was the hormones or horribly shaped clay constantly flying off the potter’s wheel, but I would often leave the class in tears. Let’s just say hormones, shall we? I love pots, and have found they are far…
Creative Storage Solutions – Week #11

Creative Storage Solutions – Week #11

Collecting vintage and antique items is a hobby of many people, but I always love it when I see someone not just display an old item, buy reinvent and put it to use. Several years ago I was invited to accompany my daughter on a preschool field trip. I was also asked to bring and be in charge of some…
Creative Storage Solutions Week #10 – Rotating Storage

Creative Storage Solutions Week #10 – Rotating Storage

Current projects on my craft table look like they have imploded from the inside out. I get in a crafting mood, and before you know it my craft tools are buried in a mound of fabric, glue, and paper. I recognize that to be in my creative element I sometimes need to make a mess. I also recognize I will…