Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My favorite Storage of the Moment

It's my plastic scrap storage bins! 

When I first started sewing, I was shoving all my scraps into one bin which quickly overflowed since I inherited my Grandma Kelley's knack for saving every little thing (including tiny 1-inch square scraps of fabric).  I then split the bin into two bins - cool colors and warm colors.  This worked for a while, but it was difficult to find specific colors when I needed them.   I would end up dumping the entire bin out on the floor to find what I needed. 

I sew with scraps often enough that this system still wasn't working for me.  I finally found plastic drawer sets at Target that were perfect for this purpose.  The drawers can be removed which makes it easy to move them around the room as needed.  I was able to fit three sets of drawers in the space I had which made 9 drawers for scraps - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Black/White, Brown/Tan, and Multi-colored. 

Hooray for organization!

1 comment:

Jenny Squawk said...

I love my clear drawer bins, too. I have larger drawers and have them sorted differently. I take the drawers out and use them up as needed. One of my larger drawers is filled entirely of solids. I've been using that one up a lot for simply solids.