So, a bit late (again!) with this Storage Sunday post but I have a lot going on at the moment and my ability to plan things ahead seems to have taken a long vacation. Anyway, this will be a shorty!
I recently changed my storage solution for my promarkers, an idea I have had for a while now but never really managed to make reality of. I had some ideas and possible solutions but I ended up doing it a bit different, and I think it was for the better anyway!
So after my reorganization (which I still haven’t acutally worked with or finished completely) I still keep some of my pens, pencils and markers in the hanging buckets from IKEA. Easy access! Nothing new here really except the closer placement of the second bucket, it used to be placed in the corner further back where the white box is now. Same organized mess!
The main change I wanted to show you is this one. I used to keep all my pro- and flexmarkers in an old shoe box with some dividers to keep the colors separated. I bought a MOPPE mini drawer from IKEA a while ago thinking it would be perfect for storing my markers, I just needed to figure out a way to store them slightly tilted to avoid them falling out all the time. I found a round stick of wood, about 6 mm in diameter and thought that I would drill a hole in the sides of the drawer and make some sort of support for the markers to rest on. A problem I found when removing the drawers was that the shelf divider did not go all the way to the back and instead left a gap where the markers would fall down. Luckily I had some old plastic sheets, quite thick (probably from another hack I made for the TOLSBY frames) that I put under the support bar, all the way to the back side. If you look very close you might be able to see them.
The wooden stick was cut very exact, slightly longer than the distance between the sides. They are quite stuck due to the force needed to get them in place. Works like a charm! Otherwise I might have used some glue or something. I wanted to leave as few marks and changes on the drawer as possible in case I found another, even better, storage solution in the future!
I also found a new basket for my stickles, I think they actually fit now! I moved them a bit too and put them close to the sprays as you can see. It works for now and they are very easy to access! Plus the rainbow look makes me happy.
So that’s what I wanted to share today. I hope to be able to get some crafting done before next time so I can get a better feeling of my reorganized closet. I also need to create something I think.. or sort some sequins by color.
Stay safe and let me now if you have any other ideas for how to store pens, pencils and markers!
p.s. This post has also been published on stuckintheglue.com. Skip on over and have a look if you would like to have a look.