I am busting at the seams with tons of tools, gadgets, boards, etc. etc. etc. I am outgrowing the plastic tubs that I was randomly throwing stuff into. I considered something for the garage, but am afraid of bugs. Considering something with drawers rather than doors. How do you keep your "stuff" organized and where do you keep it?
I have plastic tubs that fit under the bed in our guest room. One for cookie cutters and stuff, one for chocolate and molds, one for fondant and tools, one for BC and basic tools. And I have a cabinet in the living room where my pans are stored. Oh yeah and boxes in the guest room closet with plates/pillars and cake boards.
But I'm interested to see what others do as I am outgrowing my tubs and space too.
I know what you mean.
My husband made me a wall to wall shelf and took out a closet in the spare bedroom and put up peg board so everything could be hung up.
Which really, really helps but I could always more space.
It will be interesting to hear everybody's solution. I just recently moved back into a very small house with my sister. I have totes everywhere and anywhere. We are having new cupbords built but in the mean time it is hard to get around all the totes.
Looks like we all have the same problem...
2 years ago, we remodeled the kitchen, not an expensive remodel, but we doubled the cabinet space and nearly tripled the countertop space. we have a portion of the counter top that is open underneathe where two stools used to stay, but now i have 4 of the plastic rubermaid drawer shelf thinggys in thier place. I have 2 large base cabinets for just myy most used pans, and another 2 large base cabinets to store cake making supplies, shortening, mixes, powdered sugar, cake boards etc. and 4 pull out drawers with cutlery organizers for my tools. It's my corner of the kitchen, everything is within reach. Pans and stands are wrapped in clear trash bags and stored in our huge shed which is finished on the inside (nice and clean) I also store my cases of boards in the shed as well in clear plastic trash bags. I store my boxes in really large underbed storage containers.
I have a Craftsman work bench with the pegboard back, in my dining room, and also several of the rolling plastic carts with drawers in them. I bought a large folding craft table, that sits in the middle of my room and have the storage carts underneath it, with cutters and paper products in it. I also had an old vhs cabinet that I took out of the living room. It has doors that open out at an angle with shelves in. Some of my cake pans fit perfectly in it. The rest I have in boxes out on the carport and since my dishwasher is not working at the moment, I am using it for storage of cake pans too.LOL
I purchased those plastic carts with 7 drawers and labeled each one with my handy dandy labeler. I think the drawers are suppose to be for scrapbooking. I usually go to JoAnn's with a 40 or 50% off coupon! Plus you can stack them!! In addition my husband put several shelfs in a closet and then I use the plastic bins to store larger items.
We have a hallway closet with two wide doors that open up....It has about 5 wire racks that are about 6'x2' long....Inside, we have small bins that hold items...We got the small five-drawer plastic units from Wal-Mart and we have all of our flower cutters and veiners sorted and organized alphabetically (some have 2-3 in one drawer)...Then we have gumpaste tools in a drawer, Lorann oils in a couple, chocolate tools in another, PME products we've purchased sorted by theme or holiday. All in all, it helps keep things handy when we need something and the house isn't cluttered.
I recently organized my overflow of cake supplies with two new purchases.
One, I was given a small corner computer workstation as a gift, and I'm SO grateful! I have small shelves and cubbies and slots to put my most oft-used tools, my Wilton yearbooks, and have a space that's the perfect size to sit and do sugarpaste figures. The second purchase was customizable cubicle pairs from Walmart. I stacked 3 pairs, and they're UBER useful! You can fit them with shelves, SMALL drawers, big doors, or dividers that quarter the space. The pairs of cubicles were 15 bucks, and the accessories were only about 7 each! Now I have space for my tubs of fondant, my cutters, all my colors in various forms, etc. All within the corner of our dining room. So, pans, bowls etc are in the kitchen, and the rest stays hidden, but organized and within reach not 15 feet away! Happy days