Happy Wednesday to all! We're still snowed in here in Atlanta. Well, really it's more like iced in. I learned that our city only owns 8 salt trucks. Apparently, we're going to be inside for a while! Here's a picture from Monday, when the snow was still pretty and had not yet become the mess that it is now:
(at least I saved my one and only plant from an untimely demise. HA!)
Since I have plenty of time on my hands, let's revisit the topic of kit storage, shall we? If you missed the first installment of my kit storage process, you can go here to get caught up first:
Once my kits are placed into those large ziploc bags, they need a dedicated place in my space to reside until they can receive the attention they deserve. Now, some ladies who had been reading this series began to comment that I was "so organized" and other such hilarious statements. I assure you-I am just figuring it out as I go along, like any other normal person. In fact, I would consider myself one of the messiest people on the planet! As proof, let me share with you a photo of the "kit storage" area of my space before it was tamed:
(from the front)
(and from the top)
There were two main problems here:
1. kits piling up
2. bags I take to crops had no home
I knew I needed to get all of those supplies and the cropping totes off of the floor. Enter IKEA. Oh, how I love IKEA for her inexpensive storage!
The table I decided on is actually a small coffee table from the "Lack" series ($20).
I also needed a container that would hold the actual kits. I looked all over the place for something functional, durable, and neutral in color. Target, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Micheals, and others all failed me. HA. So I hopped on over to The Container Store and ended up finding the medium size of this basket from the Elfa storage line.
On the bottom shelf I have stashed the printer and two baskets of ribbon. The pink/white baskets are from Target a while back. The bags to the left are for taking to crops. This has worked very well because I can unpack the cropping totes straight into that mesh basket, so they are ready for the next scrappy getaway.
Here's a look into that kit basket.
That's it for part 2 of my kit storage. I wanted to share one last installment with you before moving on to the next storage solution idea, though. That is: how do I store the current kit I am working with while it's on my desk? So, come back tomorrow to check out the final entry about the kits-Storage Solutions: Kits (Part 3).
I have two parting questions for my readers today:
1. What type of container do you use to store your kits?
2. What other scrapbooking storage ideas are you interested in reading about?