Friday, January 13, 2012

Is it lame???

To be so excited about a sixteen dollar tool box???
Too bad if it is, cause I am excited!!!!!!

The organizer hiding deep within me looooooves this thing and had SO much fun deciding what to put in each compartment.  Everything I like to have at my fingertips is in there.  Not in piles or bowls on my desk, not in the shelves I have to get up and go over to....right here ;)  Cleaned off my desk BIG TIME!

I'm such a nerd.....but you can get one for yourself at your local hardware store ;)

It's such a great size..not too big, fits perfectly on my desk and holds a lot!
Journaling cards
washi tape
chipboard shapes
specialty buttons that I sort by manufacturer
tags & ephemera
all the leftover bits and pieces I don't want to get rid of ;)

I could probably fill several of these.  But I put in the things I'm always grabbing for or things that don't really have a home.

While I was taking pictures of this I thought I would share with you also the way I store my twine ;)

Found these little wooden pins at the craft store and i just wrap my twine around them and keep them in this cute little bowl.  I have a few new ones that haven't made it on to a pin yet ;)

I have these display shelves above my desk as well that I pile my layouts on until they start falling off because there are too many and then I put them in my albums.  I've started stacking my mists up there ;)

So there you go ....a few organizing ideas to get you going on 2012!!!

I've been working on my project life and will be sharing that next ;)
Happy Friday the 13th!!!!


Lilith Eeckels said...

Great ideas Carol. Thanks for sharing!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love these ideas! I have one of those organizers, too. I busted out the spray paint and sprayed mine black!

Anita S said...

wow! how cool. love feeling organised.
and my layouts r in a pile too falling off from one another. thought about using clippy coathangers and hanging them up in my spare wardrobe so then at least they dont get too squashed and are somewhat organised???

Jessy Christopher said...

Love that tool box!! It fits a lot eh?! TFS

Shanna said...

Ha ha! NOT LAME AT ALL!!! that's an awesome find!

Sherri said...

This is great Carol. I've seen that type of storage before, such a good idea if you have the counter space. I've been meaning to do a scrap room/storage blog post for awhile too. I think I need to wait for summer though, there's just not enough light anymore. I love all your Jack layouts too. It's neat seeing him grow up through all the los. Have a great weekend.

Stephanie said...

how do you post your own stuff to pin?? could you come to my house and organize my scrap book stuff?? I am so at a loss. I just got on pin, I am so confused.

Mel said...

Some great ideas - its so good to have everything easily accessible at your fingertips! I love the wooden pegs too!

Alex said...

I can feel your excitement! LOL
Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Monique Liedtke said...

Not lame at all, I want a toolbox like that too!!! TFS!

Zarah said...

You can come organize my space aaaanytime!! ;D

beckyjune said...

I think it's pretty cool, too, so you're not nerdy! That's such a great way to organize a lot of stuff.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

That is a great idea!!! :D Love all your storage ideas!!! :D