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A few storage ideas...
I thought I would share some of my storage ideas.

Posted by Jaymi Ann from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Jaymi Ann's 55 projects »
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  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using a fishing tackle box to store your makeup!

    Go out in your dad/grandpa/brother's garage (your mom may have one even, cuz I do-I love fishing!)

    Just be sure to clean it out. This is a smaller green one-these type usually regular/big fishermen don't even use anymore.

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 2
    Step 2

    To use this specific tackle box as a traveling kit, I would have to decrease the amount of makeup to essentials, and lay everything down; of course.

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 3
    Step 3

    You can also use a fishing tackle box for your jewelry! This is a much larger box! There's so many little dividers-I love it!

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Another place you can look for tackle boxes are pawn shops-they always carry manly stuff I've noticed-like tools. Thrift shops should have some as well. These three resources would be the cheapest, if no luck; go to a hardware (Menards, Macs, Town and Country, Runnings) or a sportman's store (like Sportmans Warehouse, Shields, Cabelas, Gander Mountain.)

    This larger one was my dads-he had no use since he "upgraded" his tackle years ago.

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Another form of storage are these little plastic containers. I'm sure most of you all have or know of these. Some people use them for fishing tackle containers (my family does), or for tools (my boyfriend does), or for jewelry, makeup, art tools, polymer clay, etc. (like I do.)

    Here, I show the use for makeup. This also works very well for traveling-it fits really well inside a suitcase.

  • Step 6

    These little fellas are everywhere too. Although I would think not so much at thrift shops. But definatly at crafter outlets, drugstores, and all the other stores mentioned before.

    A bit more on the expensive side, but worth the dependable storage, and division of items.

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 7
    Step 7

    A few more various storage options...

    1. Egg dying bowls (on the right)
    2. Tin cans (of course)
    3. Plastic Laffy Taffy bins/jars (on the left-probably could talk to a grocery store, or concession stand, or vending company to aquire these.)

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 8
    Step 8

    A dvd stand that I found at a rummage sale!

    This one holds some of my jewelry, and some jewelry I may take apart or recon. But this way I can easily see what I'm dealing with.

  • How to organize a thing. Ways To Store Different Items. - Step 9
    Step 9

    Old plastic school boxes!

    I use this one for my tools!

  • Step 10

    Other ideas that I'm sure you all use already-but in case-coffee jars, nibisco chocolate milk mix jars, slim jim jars, shoe boxes, glass jars, baby food jars, chocolate boxes, tupperware, fruit tray.

    I hope this helped to any who need more oragnizing-If anyone has anymore ideas please share.

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Rae K.
Rae K. · Aylett, Virginia, US
i dont know what kind of place you store your things in(like where in your house) but reading the last step and seeing baby food jars reminded me of how my dad had a shelf over his work bench and screwed metal capped jars(like baby food jars or mason jars)to the underbelly of the shelf(it was fairly thick so the ends of the screws didnt puncture the top of the shelf). That way he could store nails, bolts, and odds and ends in a very convenient space and all he had to do to access them was unscrew to jars and then screw them back onto the shelf to put it away again. Whats also nice about this was that he didnt need labels because like you said he could just look at the glass part and see whats inside.
haha now that i remember all that im going to incorporate it into my new space...im moving some stuff around in the house that will allow me to have a crafting "workbench" inside XD
Good Luck and I hope this helps!!
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Jaymi Ann
Jaymi Ann · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 55 projects
ooo ice trays are a good one, you could stack them well too!
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
ice trays would work well, too! Especially if you already have them, and, say, you got a new fridge with an icemaker?
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
this is really neat, i use the plastic containers for all my crafts, but never thought to use them for my make up! I have a tackle box somewhere that i can recon and use for that! woot thanks!
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