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I am asked a lot about my craft room. So, I’ve decided to share some organizational ideas with you. Last week, I showed Framelit storage.
Today, a big one, stamp storage! I have tried several different shelves and bookcases. Ultimately, I don’t like wasted space. It’s space than can be used to store more stuff!
I found these desk top organizers at Target by Closetmaid. On sale, of course! They are 6 Cube Mini Cubicals. I passed these numerous times and wondered if they’d work for stamp storage. And, much to my surprise, they did! I was ecstatic. No wasted space. Above or in front, like normal bookcases. So, I bought several.
Take a lookie, they are full already –
A few reasons why I love these past the no wasted space? Price, on sale or not, affordable on all budgets. Excellent quality when assembling. Nice and sturdy, well designed. The size. They fit nicely on top of a table or countertop. I have 2 stacked here. Color. Mine are white for a cohesive look in my room, but they come in other colors. Capacity. Each ‘cube’ holds 12 of the thinner stamp cases. Times that by 6, that’s 72 stamp sets! Lastly, brackets to secure these to the wall, or to hang them.
As you can see, the larger wood mount cases fit in these as well. I do have a few other items stored in this shelving, until I find another home for them.
I did not take a full picture, but these are sitting on top of Jet Max 6 Cube shelving units with a table top on them. Makes them the perfect height to easily access whatever I need.
My stamps are organized by retired in the top row. The next section, is Mini, Mini Hostess and Sale-a-Bration sets. The the current stamp sets follow in alphabetical order. Last, is the Hostess sets from the main catalog. I have stickers to denote what is what.
I have not taken the plunge to convert all my old wood mount cases to these new style cases. Yet. Those are stacked the old way, on bookcases.
Maybe next week, I’ll show what’s stored on either side of these. Think about it.
Please leave a comment about my storage ideas. Love to hear from my readers!