.......... the STASH!!!
Remember when I shared with your about Where Bloggers Create?? I mean I started going down the sidebar, looking at all of these amazingly organized bloggers and I was on overload ;-D
So I've been on a mission to get my stash organized! Not so that it looks pretty, but so I can find what I need!!!!
I've been blessed with a closet to stash my stash. But this is how it looked before.
Yes, fabric in plastic tubs. And it seems like I am always moving this tub, so I can get to that tub......... you get the picture.
If you look on the right I bought a wire basket system to try. It's what Alex Anderson recommends for storing your stash. The part I like best is I can actually see inside the baskets without having to touch every single piece of fabric.
Soooooo.................. I went back down to IKEA (love that store) and bought more! And my sweet college boy put them together for me yesterday.
Now a word about the IKEA storage system. After I bought the first one I happened to go to the Big hardware warehouse and priced them there.
The price on this 4 drawer set was $61. The same basket system from IKEA was $19.99 (+ $7 if you add the top). That's a difference of $34 per unit!!! So it looks like I can get more sets for my money from IKEA.
And now the task of sorting the fabric has fallen on my shoulders ;-D There was room in one corner of the closet to stack two shelves together and as you can see, I've started the process.
I've already found one huge benefit of using the wire shelves. I can SEE my fabric!!!! And I don't have to run out and buy something that I already have (cause I can't find it!!). It's also nice that I can store fabric that I don't use very often in a container on top of the shelving. Like Christmas, Fall or children's fabrics.
It's been like Christmas finding beautiful fabrics that I had previously purchased but were buried deep in the containers.
Update - Joining Susan at Metamorphosis Monday!