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5 Great Beading Storage Containers For The Serious Crafter
Discover the Best Containers for your Beading and Craft Supplies
Let's talk about storing your beading or crafting supplies.
Let's talk containers.
Containers are a necessity when is comes to keeping your materials organized and easily accessible. Like most things there are lots of selections in shapes, sizes, styles and colors. But the big question before you can decide what to buy is what are your needs?
First, ask yourself these two questions, "What beading supplies am I storing?" and "Where am I going to store my beading supplies?".
Once you answer these questions it will help narrow your selection of containers to fit your specific conditions.
Crafting containers are always a great gift to have on your wish list for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day or any special occasion. Providing hints like "I want this one" will hopefully get you exactly what you want.
Let's check out a few and see what will end up on your wish list of needs.
How to Decide on the Best Containers for Your Beading Supplies
What beading supplies will I be storing?
As stated above there are two questions you need to ask yourself.
"What will I be storing?" -and- "Where will it be stored?"
Let's tackle the first question.
Here are a few possible suggestions of beading supplies that you may accumulate over time.
Beading Magazines and Publications
Spools of beading wire and other stringing materials
Findings, findings and more findings. I mean a lot of findings.
Do you have a list of items in mind for what you will using?
Create your own list of supplies you will be using to determine your container needs. But I encourage you not to buy any containers until you first determine this........
Where to Store your Beading and Craft Supplies
What's available to you?
Before considering what type of containers to store your supplies in first decide where will the supplies be stored?
If you are fortunate enough to have a whole room dedicated to your craft then your options are endless. But for some you may only have a closet or a corner of a room.
Decide your location first.
Determine how large of an area you have and be realistic.
From there, decide the type of containers that will suit your storage needs most effectively.
Once you have determined where you will be able to store supplies then ask yourself 'how can I best use the space I have'?
Are there shelves or can shelves be added?
Is there space behind doors to add peg board and hooks?
Are drawers available to you or will a drawer unit fit anywhere in this space?
What will you use as your work surface for your projects?
Explore these questions and more, based on your specific needs, to determine what fits your scenario the best.
5 Great Containers for Storing Beading Supplies
Let's go shopping!
If you have done the work of determining what supplies you need to store and discovered where you will be storing your supplies then now it's time to look at a few options of containers that are available to help fill your needs.
These items listed are my top 5 picks for storing your beading or crafting needs whether you are a 'stay at home' or an 'on the go' crafter.
Check them out and see which ones will end up on your wish list.
Handy Rolling Cart - Very convenient for mobile station
When it comes to convenience this rolling multi drawer cart can not be beat.
With the available storage it's uses are boundless. To increase the usability of this cart having wheels makes moving the cart much easier and makes any spot in your home or work room easily accessible adding to the organization this unit allows.
No hobby or work room is complete with a mobile cart.
Multi Craft Container - One Container, Many Uses
In all my years of crafting I have always struggled with the best way to store craft supplies. Now that I make jewelry on a regular basis I am always looking for new and improved ways to store all my many supplies.
This handy tower with the multi drawers has been a dream storage container that I have been wishing for some time. With the many uses it's endless the items that could be stored.
This Christmas this will be on my wish list. The wait is over and the time is now. So I better clear some counter space to make room for it. I'll let you know how I like it.
Tools tote to go - Travel in Style
If you are on the run to a craft class or girl's night out having a compartmental bag to keep your tools and supplies in is a necessity.
The storage makes it convenient having all your most used tools and components in one spot. There are enough pockets to keep all of your basic needs with you at all times.
Even if it's just to travel from one part of the house to the other, having this handy tote will keep everything right at your fingertips.
This is another must for your crafting containers.
Mobility At It's Best - Tote and Go
Are you busy hosting beading classes or heading off to another beading party? Do you ever feel like your packing everything (including the kitchen sink) to take with you?
This fabulous rolling organizer allows you to keep everything in one easy to roll tote. Just grab and go.
No more packing lots of bags with loose trays of beads, findings and supplies. This tote provides nice fitting lid trays to keep all of your components in and allows for easy storage until your ready to grab and go.
The fold down front flap provides compartments and pockets for storage of other items needed for your events or for toting your favorite craft magazines.
Any busy beader should not be without this great mobile storage unit to keep yourself organized and ready to go. I know it'll be on my Christmas list.
Stackable Containers - I would not live with out these
These stackable round containers are the best little invention since sliced cheese.
These 2 3/4" round trays screw together for easy storage. The bottom of one tray screws to the top of the other. This allows them to be completely interchangeable. These are my size of choice but they are available smaller.
They store easily and travel conveniently keeping all small components such as beads, findings and more securely within the container. They will not spill and do not come apart until you unscrew each container.
But be careful! Some stackable trays just fit into each other and you have to pull them apart and I have found that sometimes if the trays get bumped to hard while traveling they pop open and leave your materials a mess.
The greatest convenience for me with these containers is when I am doing a class I am able to conserve on space and then can quickly set up. I haven't found anything as handy as these trays and I bet if you try them once you will feel the same.
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