12X12 Paper Storage

AFTER SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW FOR AFFORDABLE SCRAPBOOK PAPER STORAGE, I COULD NOT COME UP WITH ANYTHING I COULD AFFORD.  YES THE ROLLING STORAGE CARTS AND IKEA DRAWERS ARE WONDERFUL, BUT FOR THE AMOUNT OF STORAGE I NEEDED I WOULD HAVE TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, AND THAT COULD NOT HAPPEN…..SO HERE IS MY SOLUTION……..

1. BUY YOUR FILE FOLDERS AND AND STORAGE BOX TO FIT.  TIP: BUY THE FOLDERS FIRST AND TAKE ONE OF THEM TO THE STORE AND MAKE SURE IT IS GOING TO FIT IN THE BOX THE WAY YOU NEED IT.IMG_20151126_074202835IMG_20151126_073000033

2. DRILL HOLES IN EACH END OF THE BOX AND ADD STEELE RODS.  I GOT MINE AT HOME DEPOT, THEY ARE 1/4″ AND I HAD MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND CUT THEM DOWN TO THE LENGTH I NEEDED. IMG_20151126_073049395

3. YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT MINE FIRST ATTEMPT DID NOT GO SO WELL.  AFTER I GOT ALL THE PAPER LOADED THE RODS STARTED SAGGING. (PIC 1) . SO I WENT BACK TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND SEARCHED THE ISLES FOR A SOLUTION.  I CAME UP WITH ADDING EYE BOLTS AND WASHERS TO STABALIZE THE RODS (PIC 2), AND NOW NO SAGGING (PIC 3).IMG_20151128_201212569IMG_20151128_201234647(1)IMG_20151128_201222727

4. SO NOW HERE IS MY BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES. WELL THEY ARE MORE LIKE MIDDLE AND AFTER PICTURES BECAUSE I SORTED THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN OF PAPER I HAD AND ATTEMPTED TO SORT IT INTO CATEGORIES SO I COULD LABEL MY FILES.

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AND HERE ARE MY SORTED STORAGE SOLUTIONS. I HAVE MINE SORTED INTO 4 BOXES:  PAPER PADS, DESIGNER PAPER SHEETS, SOLID PAPER AND SPECIALTY PAPER.

PAPER PADS:  AFTER I HAVE USED UP MOST OF THE PAD ON PROJECTS I PLACE THE REST OF THE INDIVIDUAL SHEETS IN THE COORDINATING DESIGNER PAPER FOLDERS. I RARELY BUY INDIVIDUAL SHEETS UNLESS IT IS SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL.

DESIGNER PAPER & SOLIDS:  SELF EXPLANATORY

SPECIALTY PAPER:  CORK, TRANSPARENCY, VELLUM AND MORE THINGS LIKE THAT.

HOPE I HAVE INSPIRED YOU TO COME UP WITH A PAPER STORAGE THAT WORKS FOR YOU…

3 thoughts on “12X12 Paper Storage

  1. Ohhhh I wish I could give you a GIGANTIC HUG!!! This is brilliant & perfect!!! I am definitely doing this…..a fabulous idea for someone who teaches classes and allows the attendees to pick their own paper 😉 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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