I have so many cookie cutters, what do I do with them?
I just finished organizing mine - it's not great but I have such a limited amount of space to work with. I bought about 12 clear shoe boxes (the plastic ones with the white lids) and divided them up according to holiday, theme, etc.
It has been so much easier to just reach for the box labeled 'flowers' instead of plowing thru tons of cutters (and then usually not find the one I was looking for )
Thank you, I have mine in ziplock baggies in a big plastic container. It is so un-organized!
I bought a bunch of clear plastic rectangle boxes with lids and organized them by season. Then I took an index card and wrote down each cookie cutter and taped it on the inside, so the words show through the clear plastic. That way I can see what's in the box. It made my life so much easier! I couldn't stand digging through 100's of cookie cutters to find the specific one I needed.
Obviously I needed to read this forum too... My cookie cutters look like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarhobby/2569312534/in/set-72157605559841164/ Thanks for the ideas!!
I have like a plastic drawer kind of thing that i store them in,they never fit so the drawers are always slightly ajar.
I like the plastic shoe box idea, thanks
Gallon-size Ziploc bags, labeled accordingly (i.e., Christmas, Spring/Easter/Flowers, Halloween, Shapes, Misc, Letters/Numbers)
I have mine in the 20qt clear plastic containers, I have them sorted by theme xmas, food, cloths etc!
I also have a list taped inside listing every cutter thats in the tub with the end facing me so I can just look to see whats on the list in that container. Works great for me! I have all the tubs stacked/ double stacked on a shelf.
I have mine hanging on mug racks on the inside doors of my kitchen cabinets. Not the best solution, but it works for me.
I also bought the clear plastic shoe boxes with the white lids...sorted them by occasion...made a list on an index card what was in each box and taped it on the end so that you can read it from the outside. Definitely better than the huge laundry basket I did have them in, LOL!
I use several rolling carts with drawers. I get them at Joann's and always try to use their 40% off coupons as they are about $39. each. They each have 6 drawers and work very well for me. I sort by holidays & special occassion ie wedding/engagement, baby shower, birthday etc... Granted my pantry may be a bit larger than most and my cookie cutter obsession taking it over but its so convenient and easy to get the cookie cutter I want without having to look through what must be 100+ cutters. I also use these same drawers to store gel colors, luster dust etc... I know you didnt ask this, but for sanding sugars, nonparells, jimmies etc.. Container Store,s spice rack that mounts in your cabinet works great. Being organized makes baking & decorating even more fun by taking some of the "work" out of it. Another tip you didnt ask for, but I love doing this too, is I mix up my basic sugar cookie recipe up ahead of time and put it in the 32 oz plastic mayo jars that have been emptied and cleaned of course. This allows me to work ahead... Sorry so much - I love "talking cookies"!! Good luck!
Mine are in the plastic drawers, probably like what solascakes uses. The containers are individual, and I have a total of four of them. I can't say I have a huge amount of cutters (unless you count the ones I had manufactured for my cookie cutter kits...my husband still grumbles about them being in the way!). I separated them so that all the holiday cutters are in one bin, numbers & alphabets in another, misc. in one, and the fourth contains mini cutters, cookie sticks, and cookie bags. Kinda messy, really, but I pretty much know where everything is. But then, my obsession isn't all that old, so I still have time to grow my collection!
Thank you so much I think I will go get some of the plastic drawers. I am a scrapbooker also so my husband is starting to get concerned that my hobbies are taking over the home. I just can't help myself.