When it comes to organizing scrapbook supplies, I’m a minimalist. First, I focus on having a clear area to create, even if other zones are a mess. Then, I place the items I reach for often close at hand. The rest can require thumbing through as I select products for a page because I’d rather take the time to touch my supplies than attempt to remember where I put something.
And because I’m a minimalist, I usually try to put odds and ends to good use as storage. For example, that rectangular box your iPhone came in is a perfect drawer divider. However, there comes a time when you’d love to have solutions that are meant for your supplies. Totally-Tiffany gets that.
As creator of the ScrapRack system, this company understands scrapbookers and their unique storage needs. This week I reorganized my work table with pieces from the Totally-Tiffany Desk Maid line. These are solid wood pieces that will hold up to frequent use.
The Tool Tower was perfect for my adhesive, stapler, pens, pencils, and scissors. And since I frequently misplace my scissors, I’m thrilled they finally have a real home. (Now if I could only find that smaller pair!) I can see this item being a workhorse and I might even grab another for my non-scrapbooking tools.
In the photo above, next to the Tool Tower, is the Stadium Arranger. From the very beginning I was eyeing this for my Ali Edwards kits. Since they are so timeless, these are some of my favorite supplies to pair with just about any page or project. The basket I was using had become a jumbled mess, but now I can thumb through my options with ease. I can also see it as the perfect Project Life card organizer.
I’m also trying out the Pen & Ink Palace. I don’t have copic markers and none of my ink pads are labeled on the end, but I really like the idea of having easy-access stacked storage. Ink pad storage can be frustrating and messy, especially if they are stacked and the lids are not secure. I may just have to build out my stash.
I’d never used anything from Totally-Tiffany before, but you can call me impressed. The shipping was fast, the packaging protective (styrofoam in cardboard), and the products high quality. And most importantly, I’m excited to have a workspace that makes it even easier to scrapbook!
Disclosure: I was provided with the Desk Maid 4pc Set in exchange for my review. Opinions are my own.
Close To My Heart is coming out with a fabulous new line to organize stamp pads, markers, paper, and tools. It’s in the Annual Inspirations book on page 88-89
Oh this review comes at a perfect time for me as I have been looking for storage ideas to keep all of my tools together. Especially as I have taken up watercolors again (so in love with my new Kuretake brush pens)!
When I seen your setup I just had to have one so it should be here any day then I will let you know how it works on my craft table also. Thank you Deanna for sharing the Desk Maid.
I must find my iphone case!