Sunday, March 6, 2016

The WorkBox 2.0

Yesterday I showed you my WorkBox 2.0 in my craft room.  This is just one of the many units by The Original ScrapBox.  Today, I am going to take you inside to show you how I have it organized currently.  As I go through my supplies, I tend to reorganize, so it is always a work in progress.  Here's the image of the entire unit.
Starting with the left-side, opened, my paint daubers and stickles are stored upside-down at the top.  This ensures that the paint or glitter glue is always at the opened end for when I need to use them.  Directly below that is some of my embossing powders, glitter, and other misc small items.  They fit nicely here with the acrylic bar, allowing me to easily see and find what I need.  Continuing down the door is my gel pens and fine-point sharpie markers.  They are easily in reach for journaling.  Next is the hangars that store my design cutting scissors.  The hooks can hold two of these on each one and I try to keep similar cuts together.  Below that is my punch storage, which is great on the little rail for the "whale-type" punches.  I have other punches, but they do not work on this rail.  I have nothing below that in the velcro pouches, just yet.

On the next part of the door is my acrylic shelving that I use for my 12"x12" cardstock.  I separate it by color family, so I can easily find a coordinating color.  Below the acrylic shelving are pull-out fabric bins storing printed paper and paper packs by type.  I have Wedding, Boys, Christmas, and Disney in this section. Finally, the smaller bins on the right-hand side of the left-side door are ribbon spools, each bin holding a separate color.

Over to the middle of the unit are more pull-out bins holding more paper and other items.  Again, these are all organized by theme.  First is plain colored paper, military, spring, summer, girls, and fall/Halloween.  In the middle taller pull-out bins, I store small scrapbooks in progress, journals, and my cricut vinyl, transfer paper, fabric, and cutting mats.  These are not organized well or nicely, as you can see, but I have a plan to change the way they are stored soon.  On the right-hand side of the middle section, I store my large 12"x12" sticky letters, page shortcuts, miscellaneous templates, chipboard books, gift & treat bags, and large embellishments (jolees, stickers, etc) that do not fit in the other pull-out bins, which you will see soon.  The three little pull-out white wooden drawers hold other pens and cricut tools.  My cricut sits right below these, as well as a power strip which allows easy access to plug in any tool or device that I need, as well as the awesome LED light at the top in the crown, which provides plenty of light while I am crafting.
On the bottom half of the unit below the table, I store all my infrequently used items.  On the left-hand side in the blue box is small ink spots for the kids to stamp with.  In the two boxes with lids below that are ribbon spools, which don't fit into the fabric pull-out bins because I have too many.  In the striped bin below that are punches.  On the right-hand at the top are my crafting CDs and DVDs, which have been copied onto my computer already.  I keep these in the unfortunate event of a computer crash.  In the pink box is my spare loose ribbon scraps.  The purple bin holds more punches.  The next box is my awesome Canon photo printer, perfect for scrapbook sized photos.  Finally, the bottom shelf just holds my sticker creator and not shown is my box of jewelry making supplies, which I pulled out recently.
On the right-hand side of the door in the smallest bins are some embellishments.  First I have googly eyes, wood chips, clips, and then my small stamps, which will be going into baseball card protectors and stored in a three-ring binder soon.  Below that are all ribbon spools that are multi-colored.  In the right-hand side pull-out bins, are my extra embossing folders, which didn't fit into a binder (to be shown later), my tag maker and tags, and embellishments (jolees, stickers, flowers, words, rub-ons, etc), sorted by theme (girls, boys, Valentine's/love, summer/beach, St. Patricks, wedding, Easter, military, 4th of July, Halloween/fall, misc, Christmas, birthday, travel, flowers, friends, alphas, and family.)

I have yet to storage anything on the velcro right-hand door, also.  There are plenty of clear zipper bags allowing me to easily see what is there and store items separately, which can be pulled off and replaced, as needed.  The backside of this door, as well as the same door piece on the left-hand side is magnetic allowing storage of metal dies and other small magnetic items, but I am not using it yet for this purpose.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I store things in my WorkBox 2.0.  I will post in the future other storage techniques that I use in my room.


  1. Beautiful set up! So organized!

  2. Thanks for sharing!
    Am considering getting one