Friday, April 8, 2016
"Pin!" You're it!
Sometimes you find something that just makes you happy! And I must admit, being organized makes me SO HAPPY! Recently, I took on the task of cleaning and reorganizing my craft room. (Can you say, CRAZY???) This particular room also serves as a spare bedroom so every spare inch must function. For more years than I can count, my Cricut cartridge boxes have stood sentinel on a spare bookcase, neatly alphabetized and ready for use. But slowly, I have come to the conclusion, I don't want to see these things each and every day! I really want to put books back on the bookshelf! SO... with that in mind, I did what every person without a clue does... I went to Pinterest! And I found several crafters who use a very ordinary kitchen item to help organize their cartridges in a small space. Here's my interpretation... just call it ice, ice, baby...
Yes, plain ordinary 14 cube ice cube trays!!!! Now several of the Pins I looked at used a larger ice cube tray that fits more and can be a bit pricey. Granted they are very nice white trays but I wasn't too hung up on them matching the cube. I found these opaque trays at a local box store and paid $2.19 before taxes for a 2 pack. As you can see three fit nicely side by side in a Recollections three drawer cube! And as for the books and overlays? Well, Pinterest tells me I can alphabetize those nicely in photo boxes. So I'm figuring 1 box for each shelf... Hopefully I can post more photos on that later! Here's the entire cube iced up!
And now my cartridges are stored neatly under my Cricut! And no more boxes! YIPEE!!!
***Now I have to figure out where to store those bad boys!***
SO here's the best part...
6 Ice Cube Trays @ $2.19 each = $13.14 before tax
(and because I accumulate points at this retailer, I was able to trade in points and get
***drumroll please*** $10 off the transaction!!!!
So total cost for the trays was $3.14 before tax!
The photo boxes are on sale right now at a local craft store for $2.00 EACH!!!
So this little project not counting the cube... cost $9.14!!!!!
Do you see me dancing??? Yep, I know!!! It's not safe for the children to be around. They may be scarred for life! lol
Thanks for stopping in today! I will be back soon with more projects AND hopefully more organizational projects!
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