Does anyone else ever have this happen?
Scraps from left over projects or even projects that you’re not quite done with that need a place to hang out and not clutter up the place?
Yeah, me too.
I’ve tried putting paper scraps in boxes, bins, page protectors, etc., but it never works. I usually end up with boxes and bins and page protectors full of paper that I’ve completely forgotten about … and never use … and then go buy more of that paper for my next project, only to find later.
Bleh. No more.
The solution: over-the-door organizers!
I stole this bad boy from my daughter’s room where it was sadly underused. She, apparently, prefers to put put her tights/socks/undies/clippies in a giant pile on her floor.
Two year olds. Sheesh.
I love how well this works! There’s plenty of pockets for storage and I can see exactly what I have before I start anything.
The top pockets hold adhesives and blades that I want to keep out of little hands.
All of the scraps are kept tidy and in rainbow order, because I’m type A and OCD like that.
The bottom, larger pockets are perfect for projects that I’m in the middle of and prefer not to leave all over the place …
… wall art for my boys’ room, Valentine’s decorations, kitchen shelf tabs, those closet dividers that I’m still working on (I ran out of milk jugs and pie plates—ha!) and yes, even my first Christmas project of 2011 (coincidently left over from 2010).
And this would work for all those fabric or ribbon scraps, too.
Ah … much, much better.
Have fun shopping around your house for clutter busters!