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How I Finally Organized My Craft Space

  posted by: Ginger Olivieri

 

Using UniKeep and EnvyPak products to get it together.

 

Crafts

I've been a casual crafter all my life. For the past 10 years, I've been doing more card-making and scrapbooking, and, as most of you can imagine, over that time I've accumulated way too much stuff. Paper, stickers, embellishments, fabrics, stamps, inks - the list goes on. Without the luxury of a craft room, I've always had to come up with creative ways to keep my things neat and organized.

 

After joining Univenture in 2007, I saw how we used UniKeep and EnvyPak products internally to organize our office spaces. That got me thinking: how can I use these cases, binders, and envelopes for my own personal organization at home? Univenture was kind enough to donate some products for me to use, and I soon learned how I can finally get my crafts organized.

 

To start, I wanted to tackle some of my scrapbooking collections that included many different types of items, like dimensional embellishments, stickers, and rubber stamps on blocks. I use the large-format legal cases (without rings) and am able to store these collections and stamps very nicely. They stack neatly, letting me store a lot of stuff in just a small amount of space, and the clear case allows me to easily see what's inside. Though that works for me, you could also label each case with a simple cover overlay using one of these templates.

 

I use the 2-ring legal case binder to store my large-format sticker sheets and rub-ons. This allows me to thumb through the sticker sheets and while keeping them safe and organized.

 

Mini Binders

Then, I started organizing using the UniKeep Mini Binders and pages. I love this binder. I use them to store my flat and dimensional sticker sheets, organizing them by theme. The binder has an overlay that makes it easy to slip in a paper cover or label. Again, they stack very nicely on my craft table and are so easy to access. The UniKeep View Case Binders and pages work the same way and have various sizes and types of page styles for organizing different sorts of items. I used the trading card pages to store miscellaneous embellishments and stickers that didn't really have a home. Now, I can see everything easily without having to dig through a pile.

 

Finally, I decided to make use of an old filing cabinet I wasn't using that has 2 drawers full of file folders. I used EnvyPak envelopes with re-sealable tape and stored my smaller collections of stickers and embellishments there. This allows me to thumb through the files so I can quickly find what I am looking for. The envelope allows me to keep small scraps of paper or stickers enclosed so nothing is lost or wasted - perfect for me!

 

Everyone has their own way of keeping, storing, and organizing their crafts, but I'm glad to be using UniKeep and EnvyPak products. But it's not just because I work for the company - I love the way they keep things contained, neat and accessible. How about you? What are some of the ways you keep your crafts in order?

Give this a try!

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