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Wow has it been a long time since I wrote anything about organization or what?? I have been focusing on doing Stampin Up videos and projects and have also been out of town quite a bit helping my mom out. Hopefully things will settle down soon and I can get back into writing more articles about organizing, especially since I really love to organize my scrapbook room and it is why I originally started this blog.
Today's topic is punch organization. I have personally tried many different ways to store my punches and thought I would share some with you. Punch storage for me has been a real challenge, so much so that I even designed a punch carousel to house my punches when I first started scrapbooking. Since I did not have many punches at the time it was ideal. But as my punch collection grew, I quickly had to come up with other solutions. I found that my new larger punches did not fit well on the carousel. I have to admit I was really proud of my punch carousel that I personally designed and built myself, and it worked well for quite a while. As my punch collection grew, I realized that I needed to figuire out something esle for storing my punches.
On a trip a year to so ago to visit family in Virginia, I bought some of the Bygel Rails from Ikea and have had them sitting in my closet for months. So I finally got around to hanging them. My husband wasn't crazy about me hanging all these on the wall, so I came up with another solution.
They fit perfectly! Now I have all my old style Stampin Up punches here on this cart. It is on wheels and right next to where I do videos and most of my scrapbooking. Although I don't have all my punches on the cart, it is an awesome solution and works well for now. Since this cart was designed to hold files, I had to get creative in order to use the other parts of it. I found that by putting plastic shoe boxes that I had, I could then utilize the empty space in the middle of the cart. Here I hold stamp sets that need to be put up in the box on the left side. In the middle box, I keep ink pads I am using. They don't get put up often can you tell??? LOL! In the box on the right, I keep projects that I am currently working on and that are not finished. Since there was not a shelf on the bottom either, I used some metal pieces from a 12x12 paper storage rack and attached it with zip ties. I keep miscellaneous stuff down here while and am working on projects.
Most of us have had a challenge with finding solutions regarding our punch storage, but I hope maybe I have given you a few fresh ideas. Let me know if you have a solution that works well for you.
Until Next Time,