Saturday, December 24, 2011
Posted by scrapeahappy
Phew....was this ever a project that I didn't expect to take this long. Putting together the shoe rack was the easy part...the difficult part was finding a workable space for it. After working on a whole bunch of different holiday projects...my room was a mess. I hate to admit it, but at one point I could barely walk in here and see the floor. I was going to take a picture of this, but to be honest...it was too embarassing. To top it all off...I chose to go through my scrap stuff to do some purging. This activity then resulted in me doing a reassessment of the goodies that I have to play with. Boy did I spoil myself this year...I have so much wonderful product in this space...that I am excited to new creations in the upcoming year.
However, the focus of this post is all about my new storage system based on a Scrap Storage Product called the clip it up. The clip it up storage solution has been around for quite some time, but I wasn't sure it was an option for me. For two reasons. The first one is the price point...and the second reason having the space to keep a unit like it. However, I am always looking for ideas on you tube. I came across this video in the summer about a clip it up homemade from a shoe rack. It was a US video that said the shoe racks were available at Walmart. Well, I never saw them here in Canada, so I never thought that it would be an option. However, a favourite Canadian Youtuber, Luvleescrappin found the shoe rack at London Drugs.
Well, I happened paruse London Drugs this week while doing some Christmas shopping, and I noticed that this was on sale for 17.99. I decided to give it a try, and if I didn't like it I was going to return it, or use it for its intended purpose of a shoe rack. Now, it is quite heavy and need to be on a sturdy surface. I knew I wanted to keep some stamp sentiment collections on there. But, I also want to keep products there that I would like to use but forget I have. So, tonight I attached all my Stamping Bella, and Greeting Farm Stamps. I am going to use two different clip options. The middle Tier and the Bottom Tier are going to use clips from Ikea. The top tier is going to use binder clips. The Ikea clips are a little pricer at 9.99 for 24. The binder clips are a much cheaper alternative, and I like how you can put themes of them together.
The purging in my room is all complete. The scrap space looks so wonderfully organized. So after Christmas I am ready to do some creating in here. It just wasn't inspiring when it was so cluttered. I have the storage, but I must remember to use it.
My husband suggested the strategy of 80% scrapping and then 20% clean up, so that the space can stay beautifully organized like this.
I think I may consider that to be my New Year's Resolution!