Welcome to Week #8 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour! Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about Storage Studios Paper Holders so be sure to check it out.
This week I want to share with you another way to hold 12 x 12 papers and more…
Week 8: Paper Crates
Prior to the pandemic I was holding Scrapbooking Retreats 2-3x a year with my local customers. One of the things they loved most was that I would always bring lots of retired Close To My Heart product for them to shop through with some pretty fabulous pricing. One of the items I would always make sure to have on hand was both current and retired CTMH Cardstock. They loved being able to purchase this by the sheet!
Throughout the years I would lug my cardstock offerings to our retreats in Cube Storage offered by the company Thirty-One. While the large cubes come in pretty patterns and colors, they were also pretty flimsy for the amount of cardstock I was trying to carry. So, I went looking for a better solution and discovered these wooden crates.
Here are a few reason I decided to try these crates:
- Obviously sturdy
- I could store my retired cardstock colors in 12″ x 12″ file folders, alphabetically with labels
- The crates are stackable
- I can paint them, if desired
- I can purchase a cover so that I can stack things on top of the crates
- Plus, if I bought 2 I could get a deal on the rolling base – Score!
Having the rolling base at a discount was the selling feature for me. It meant I could literally push my crates around my room as needed – OR – haul the crates into my Scrapbooking Retreats with a push instead of carrying them. A lot easier on the back for sure!
The downside (for me) was that because of the pandemic I never had the opportunity to try out my new crates at my retreats – Bummer! The inn owners also sold the facility my friends and I loved so much, so it ended up being a double whammy – Ugh! But on a positive note, I do love having these crates in my studio.
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