Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Cabinet = New Tool Organization

 I got the ALEX rolling cabinet from IKEA for Christmas to better organize my tools.  I didn't like having to get up, go around my table, then open drawers to get my stamp cleaner, etc.  Now everything I need is right next to me and for me the easier it is to get at things, the more I will scrapbook.  I also like that it is on wheels so when I have people over cropping then I can put my computer and my silhouette on the cart and have space for 1 more cropper.  I didn't take a picture or the carousel on top of my desk, but now that I have the 'tool chest' I condensed the tote carousel and the jetmax one to minimize unused items on my desktop.
The first drawer has all my basic tools.
The second drawer has my embossing and stamp tools.
The third drawer has all my secondary cutting tools.
The fourth drawer has all my colouring supplies.  I wanted this higher, but the first three drawers are shallow and the supplies won't fit height wise.
In the fifth drawer I have my copic makers (ciao) and my Martha Stewart Scoring Board, which I love BTW.
The last drawer has my Bazzil In-stitch and Imaginisce i-sew tools in the bag and I just toss my laptop power cable in here when I'm not using it.


Katie Burke said...

What neat and tidy drawers! I won't even comment on how gross mine are! Thanks so much for sharing your creative space in the Bella B Designs Inspire Me With YOUR Creative Space Link Party/Blog Hop! It has been such a great inspiration to have all the ideas!

I have another hop starting today at It is on repurposed items! Hope you will join in!

dmacdo1 said...

Your storage ideas are fabulous!! You have given me MUCH inspiration! In the 5th picture down...what little storage container have you used for your sponge daubers? Mine are all just thrown in a basket & tend to get messy. I am going to IKEA to make my shopping list!!
Thank You!!!

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