While I've had it for about three months now, I just recently finished organizing and labeling it. There are 33 drawers in all and I've filled all but six of them. Deciding how to organize my beads was easy. . .ROYGBIV order, obviously! And filling them wasn't a problem either.
Most of my clear plastic containers fit in it, no problem.
As you can see, the cabinet has built in areas for labels, but I wasn't sure exactly how crafty I wanted to get to make the labels. In the end, I went simple and pulled out a multitude of colored cardstock.
The small rectangle was my template for all the other sheets. I matched up the color of cardstock to the color of beads inside. It got tricky when it came to the metal beads, multi-colored beads, clear beads, crystals, and miscellaneous bits, but I worked it out with some non-solid papers, vellum, and a trip to the craft store.
Before long, it was all labeled!
How would you have made the labels for the cabinet and would you have organized it differently?
d-r-o-o-l-i-n-g with envy over your YUMMY new storage system...... :-pReplyDelete
Love the cabinet! Using the colored paper is smart. I find myself digging through drawers. You have inspired me to get organized!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The coloured labels are ingenious :-) fun, quirky and useful. <3ReplyDelete
Ana- Thank you! The labels are really helping me get to my beads faster without all that bothersome reading ;) I'm really loving the organization. Now if I could just do something about the rest of the craft room!Delete
I am not ashamed to say I'm jealous. I like how you organized your storage cabinet with the colored labels.ReplyDelete
i would certainly pay you to organize my workshop! this is great!!!ReplyDelete
Well, why don't you send it to me, and I'll come up with a couple of organization plans? ;)ReplyDelete
Love this cabinet!!!!
Shirley- Oh geez, I can only image the crazy shipping costs of this cabinet, especially now that it's filled with my beads. I think I'll keep it here. Thanks for the suggestion though. :PReplyDelete
Oh I am soooooooo jealous! I would love draws like these!ReplyDelete
Cynthia- I've been looking for something like this for YEARS and when hubby spotted it, I was disappointed we didn't take it home right away. Fortunately, I couldn't get it off my mind so he took me back the next morning for it. I was ecstatic! Here's hoping you can find something for your stash too!Delete
Awesome cabinet! Love the color coding. Great job .ReplyDelete
woooooooow! i am so jealous but happy for you! it's awesome!ReplyDelete
I have the same cabinet! I couldn’t figure out how to organize it until I saw your post. Thanks for a great idea!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I could help! Thanks for taking the time to stop by.Delete