Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Organizing With Idea-ology!

You've heard me say it before...I'M A CRAFT HOARDER!!! But, I am an ORGANIZED craft hoarder!!! And, I LOVE it when there are new craft storage goodies on the market, and Tim Holtz has some great new ones through his Idea-ology line...The Industrial Storage Cart and the Supply Spinner!
The Supply Spinner comes ready to go and ready to be filled up! The Storage Cart needs putting together, but it's super easy.  It took me all of 11 minutes to screw everything in with the Allen Wrench it comes with. It also comes with a Fixed Wrench to secure the wheels, which also have locking twists on two of the wheels, which is great for traveling.  
Speaking of traveling...I plan to take my storage cart on the road with me to hold all my demo loot. Not only do my seven drawers need to be secure while I'm on the go (Just like the locking wheels.), I am also a freakishly strong woman, and have the tendency to really pull on thing...like drawers. So I came up with a way to secure my drawers from coming out of the cart when I slam on the brakes, and when I use my muscles to open the drawers! Here's a new use for Tim's Elastic Bands!!! 
 
 
I affixed a band to the end (About three inches away from the back.) of each drawer around the bars they slide into. The drawers still open smooth as butter, but now cannot come off the bars and onto the floor!!! The pack of Elastic Bands has 15 in them, and you only need 14. Will all of you need them? NO! But if you travel a lot and are really strong and man handle things, then this is a good solution for you! Plus, it doesn't look bad at all. 
Of course I had to label the seven drawers! I used Tag Labels and Long Fasteners and added them to each drawer. It looks fabulous! The possibilities are endless for making the cart all yours!
The Supply Spinner fits great on top, and anything would really, as the top is about 16x16 Inches. The whole cart stands about 34 inches tall with the wheels on, and it's super strong and sturdy, and not wobbly at all. I LOVE it, and can't wait to fill it up with supplies!
In case you are wondering, the drawers are big enough to hold 12x12 paper stacks, and are three inches deep, so you can get a lot of loot in all seven of them! 

Now I'm off to reorganize my crafty cave, as you saw from the photos that it needs it...don't judge!!! Have a happy day!!!

Supplies:

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

14 comments:

  1. Great ideas, Anita! Can't wait to get the storage units!

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  2. The storage looks fantastic thanks for all the information X X X

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  3. Wow, you are going to be super organised with those great new goodies Anita, I bet you will have fun filling them all up! Specially love the look of the spinner. I love the look of the drawer unit too, but think it's a bit on the pricey side to be honest, though the wooden top looks fantastic....

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  4. Oh lucky you with those fab new storage solutions. I do like the look of the spinner... I'm sitting on my hands as soon as I've typed this so that I don't go shopping!
    Alison xx

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  5. Wow, great idea with the ties to prevent the drawers from coming out!! Love the spinner, you will be super organized now! hugs :)

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  6. Hey Anita....what cool goodies from Ranger! Love the new storage stuff. You will love taking those with you as you travel. I wanted to thank you for the very kind comments you left on my blog. I am really having fun with this new adventure....very carefree. Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Loved seeing these great storage helps! Sounds like you have found the perfect uses. j.

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  8. A brilliant idea for storage, especially for your travels and I love your very innovative idea to stop the drawers falling out! A great way to get organised. Hope you don't mind but I LOVE your fireplace too... Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Well now you've gone and done it!! 2 more items I just have to add to my need list!!

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  10. okay so I didn't NEED these prior to this posting... now I am afraid (well my CC is afraid) I do NEED them now!! thanks for sharing and being an enabler ;) and I LOVE the tip as I too am really good at 'man-handling' things! xo

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  11. Fabulous storage solutions Anita and aren't you brilliant to think to use Tim's elastic closure loops to secure the baskets, smart cookie you are! Deb xo

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  12. Those will be on my wish list! Impressive.

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  13. Awesome new storage pieces! and I think you are talking to many "craft hoarders" out here, so thanks! Great idea with the closures :)

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