A request for suggestions from a fellow OWHer about storage prompted this long over due post on organization. If you can’t find it, you won’t use it! For me, if I don’t see it, I forget I have it. I have reorganized my stuff so many times, I have finally found what works for me, as well as the space I have.
I love looking at other peoples work areas to get ideas. Here is my “den.”
I am fortunate to have a guest bedroom with a murphy bed. I work on both my desk as well as a large folding table. To accommodate company, I simply fold up the table and put it in the craft closet.
My craft closet is a regular bedroom closet with the doors removed. I replaced the doors with curtains, so I can close it off. My husband built me a counter height surface for my paper cutter and my die machine. He also installed removable dowels for my ribbon. I installed a work light, a small fan and cubicles from Target. The cubicle configurations create storage under the counter, above the counter as well as to the side of the counter. I can see everything.
Next to my desk I have a cabinet with overhead storage, a middle surface and drawers. Next to that is a book shelf holding 12×12 paper storage cubes, some vertical, some horizontal. I supplemented the area with Cropper Hopper vertical holders as well as plastic 12 x 12 envelopes. I installed a curtain on a small tension rod so I can “hide it.” I store my inks and markers next to where I work.
I store my acrylic stamps, my punches and my small dies in drawers. The room has a television, a computer and a place for my cats to hang out while I work.
Basically, the stuff I use the most is right where I can get to it without even having to get up! (c0uld explain the weight gain!)
Hope you get some good ideas. Have a happy Labor Day.