Like many stampers, I'm trying to get more organized in the new year. I plan to move everything to another room soon, so I'm working on getting things that go together, together, and getting little stuff "containerized" better. Here's what I've been working on today. The main goal was to get my punches out of the giant box that they've been piled into for the past few months. I've had the extra CD rack ready and waiting in the garage for just the right moment.
First is the hearth area. We don't ever use the fireplace (why in the world do I need a fireplace in Texas?) so I've got storage shelves up there. This is the before:
And this is the after. I've moved a second small bookshelf into the middle, containing the stamp sets that have not yet been unmounted, plus my ink. I was afraid that the ink wouldn't fit under the mantel, but it was no problem.
Now here's the corner with the tall bookcase. This is holding my ribbon and an embarrassing amount of "alterables" stash. The small bookshelf with my ink WAS here before I moved it, as you can see.
And now, the picture that I was waiting for! Moving the small bookcase made room for the CD rack to hold my punches!
Here's a closeup of the punch rack. Don't you just LOVE it? I think I'm ready for the next 10 catalogs or so if Stampin' Up! keeps on the current pace of two or three new punches per catalog. This picture only shows six of nine "shelves" in the rack. Plenty of room to grow!