Storage For You Cookie Cutters?

Baking By MamaYogi Updated 3 Mar 2009 , 3:03pm by GeminiRJ

MamaYogi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:11pm
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Surely one of you has this all figured out to keep your cookie cutters very neat, organized and easy to find? Please let me know how you store them? TIA! Right now mine are all in a big plastic tub and a PIA to find what I am looking for!

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Melonie1005 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:19pm
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Thanks for asking this question. I would love to know also. I have over 200 and the plastic shoe boxes I use are just not working. I keep forgetting which ones I have.

zamku Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:20pm
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How about using smaller tubs and sorting them all by shapes: eg, flowers in one, animals in the other, shpaes in yet another and so on, and then labelling all the tubs?
HTH

aggiechef Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:21pm
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i bought a cabinet thing from target that has a bunch of small drawers in it...it allows me to separate them by holiday, and then by common shapes

i'm looking for a link on the website, but i'm having problems finding it

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:22pm
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I only have about 20, so I got a remnant piece of pegboard and some pegboard hooks from Home Depot and hung them on it. It's how the local supply store displays their cutters, too.

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Supdupj Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:27pm
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I have attempted to organize mine by theme (usually month or holiday) and then store them in those $1 plastic shoe containers. They stack well in my shelves and help me find stuff easiter (labeled and organized and can see through

Supdupj Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:27pm
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I have attempted to organize mine by theme (usually month or holiday) and then store them in those $1 plastic shoe containers. They stack well in my shelves and help me find stuff easiter (labeled and organized and can see through

calivettie Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:32pm
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First, I tried to log all my cookie cutters on an excel sheet for easy referencing.

And as far as storage I, like others, seperate cutters my shape/holiday and hook related cookie cutters on a wire and hang. It is a bit hard to explain, but I preferred this rather than having them in ziploc bags or boxes because I can readily see all I have and it seems neater to me because they are all on display.

SCS Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:34pm
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I have mine in a small set of plastic drawers (cheap ones from Walmart type of thing), and have tried to put them in some sort of theme, but have also written down what is in what drawer. It means that when I open up one drawer, I can just see by looking at the written list what's in there.

thin4life Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:48pm
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I have tons of cookie cutters so I bought a few of those plastic organizers that are on wheels and have drawers in them. I labeled each drawer for each holiday then other categories, depends on what types you have. Now I have no problem finding them. I also have just one orgainizer for all my sprinkles. If you want a picture, pm me and I will send you one.

andpotts Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by thin4life

I have tons of cookie cutters so I bought a few of those plastic organizers that are on wheels and have drawers in them. I labeled each drawer for each holiday then other categories, depends on what types you have. Now I have no problem finding them. I also have just one orgainizer for all my sprinkles. If you want a picture, pm me and I will send you one.




I will PM for a picture, but would you mind sharing your category breakdown. I have mine in cardboard craft boxes (the ones often used for photos) and sorted by holiday etc, but I have a bunch that I'm not sure how to categorize, like paintbrush, tooth, etc. Just want to see everyone elses categories.

Thanks for this post, perfect timing, I've been making an Excel cookie cutter log and trying to organize/label my boxes this week.

jlynnw Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:03am
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I have several hundred cutters and after the first 100 shoe boxes, I have tried and tried but have not found anything that works. I even tried the filing cabinet. Friends always think it is a good idea to give me a cutter for celebrations or from there vacations. I haven't used half!

calivettie Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:08am
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Andpotts:

The types of categories I use are holidays, animals, flowers/plants, shapes (sub categories in this one because i think i have 20 heart cutters alone), wedding, household, jobs, transportation, sports, baby, and I do have a misc for cutters that i dont' have enough of to make its own category.

Hope that helps!

andpotts Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by calivettie

Andpotts:

The types of categories I use are holidays, animals, flowers/plants, shapes (sub categories in this one because i think i have 20 heart cutters alone), wedding, household, jobs, transportation, sports, baby, and I do have a misc for cutters that i dont' have enough of to make its own category.

Hope that helps!




Thank you, Just what I was looking for! Andrea

thin4life Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 12:44am
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Here is how I store my cookie cutters and I think I got the idea from someone here on cake central. I buy my containers at Wal Mart, they have the best price on these type of containers. I have each drawer labeled. One of the carts is just strictly sprinkles. One of them is all Christmas. I need to buy one more becuase I still don't have enough room for all of them.
LL

Peeverly Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 12:05pm
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I did what Thinforlife did with the plastic carts. I tried to catalog the cutters but I gave up after the first 200 or so. I had an index card velcroed to the side of the drawer with a listing of what was in there. It was so much work and I decided to ditch it. I have about 15 different size hearts, easter bunnies, etc. it just shows you how ridiculous the obsession is! Even with them organized by theme I have still bought duplicates. I just forget what I have. I should do what calivettie did with the excel spreadsheet, but that's a lot of work too! icon_smile.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 12:55pm
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Originally Posted by calivettie

First, I tried to log all my cookie cutters on an excel sheet for easy referencing.




Hmmm...my sons are in school for accounting. This looks like an excellent Spring Break project for them to do for their dear ol' mom!

Peeverly Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 1:50pm
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Gemini, that's sons plural?? if there are two then let one of them work on yours and the other one can work on mine!!! I'll send over the info. better yet, I'll take a picture and they can work with that. he,he!

jlynnw Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:10pm
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I think that is the answer, photos! MY DD just took all the cutters out and arranged them by theme, holiday, season, etc. and took a picture of them. they are then put on a 1/4 sheet board with a big rubber band that holds them in place. They are placed in legal sized filing cabinets that have the pictures in front. Each drawer is labeled. Not sure if this will work, but her OCD self did not like how I had it and she FIXED it for me. icon_redface.gif

justducky Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 2:27pm
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I did the spreadsheet for all of my cake pans too. Then I numbered the bins. Much easier.

GeminiRJ Posted 3 Mar 2009 , 3:03pm
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Originally Posted by Peeverly

Gemini, that's sons plural?? if there are two then let one of them work on yours and the other one can work on mine!!! I'll send over the info. better yet, I'll take a picture and they can work with that. he,he!




Yep, I have identical twin boys who are both majoring in accounting. (That's where the "Gemini" comes from). And that idea about taking photos strikes me as a pretty neat idea! I have a bit of OCD myself, and I cringe every time I go looking for a cookie cutter. They're a jumbled mess!

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