I have a decent size kitch & some wall space. I'm considering the peg board but how can i put it up on the wall with the cutters & still make it look good??? I'm afraid of what it will make the kitchen look like?
I would be more concerned about having to clean them occasionally. I used to have baskets all over the kitchen and cleaning the kitchen grime on them became too much. I store my cookie cutter in plastic totes.
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I would put them into plastic containers that are labeled and I would take a pic of them and write down important information about them. Then I would make a binder sorted by season with a picture of each cookie cutter and the size in inches and what container number it is stored in.
Yeah, but finding the time to do it sometime will be the challenge. However, my thinking is to group the ones that I have multiple sizes of, and take one picture of those...that way the customer can do a comparison on size.
I also have mine in the plastic shoe boxes seperated into categories. I have done this type of picture inventory on mine and it really didn't take that long. I put it on a CD that I carry in my purse so I always have my "electronic list" with me. Now when I add to my collection if I am ordering online I just copy and paste the picture from their website to my inventory and I don't have to keep taking the pictures myself. It works great. For any that were the same shape just different sizes I put them all in the same picture (i.e. stars, hearts, circles, squares, etc.) And if they were the same thing but different I put them together too (i.e. two different elephants etc.) This helps me not duplicate when I am on a cutter buying frenzy. I have over 3,000 so it used to be hard to keep track of!
I have limited storage..would love to do the peg board...but I have mine in zip lock bags by themes and I write down on a card what is in each bag..place the card in the bag where I can read it. I store the bags in a cedar chest in the garage. I also keep an inventory list and update it as I buy more cutters..
I have all of mine in shoe box totes (clear plastic)...broken down in catergories w/ labels on the boxes, and stacked alphabetically. I started out with a couple of boxes, but like everyone else here...I just keep buying. Very organized and looks nice and need on the shelves! I also have an inventory list on my computer of what I have by catergory too...helpful when talking to a customer. One day I would like to do a digital picture inventory of everything for kind of the same purpose.
Same for me minus the inventory list or photos.........although it's a great idea!
I would love to have a place for the peg board though- that's what I really want to do with them.
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Thanks for all the great ideas! I think I'm going to do either the plastic shoe boxes or the ziplock baggies and put in to larger bins.
auntiemcakes...I couldn't believe over 3,000 cookie cutters!!! But...I used to be in to rubber stamping and have well over 3,000 stamps...so I guess I can relate. I'm planning on selling almost all of them. I have 12 plastic rolling carts that have 6 drawers each in them. Maybe I should sell the stamps and fill the drawers with cookie cutters instead!!!
Again, thanks for all the good ideas you all have.
edited to say I forgot to mention I don't have room anywhere for the pegboard idea. It's a good idea if you have the room for it. But then the idea of having to "dust" cookie cutters all the time does not appeal to me at all!!! LOL
I think a great way would be to use one of those plastic shoe holders. You know- the kind that has like 24 pockets and is designed to hang on the inside of a closet door. It hangs vertically and I've seen them that are clear. You could probably fit about 6 in each one. You could organize them by theme and the fact that it's clear helps you see what's in there. It can maybe be hung on the iside of the pantry door, if you have one!
Hello. If you guys are looking for the old card catalog for storage, ebay has a few really nice ones. Call up the local libaries or schools. My mom works at a high school and you would be suprised at the stuff that is just collecting dust in storage.
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I have mine in plastic boxes, diferent sizes, I label the box with the name and the picture of the category, but my categories are like this:
101 cookies cutters (from wilton)
50 animal pals (wilton)
I guess a little odd... , but that way I can have larger boxes. I like the idea of doing it alphabetically, ut I guess I need more space.