When it comes to my creative space, as much as possible, I like to have everything on sight, on my desk! This includes my washi tapes, sticky notes, pens, stickers and other little tidbits that get regularly use when I "plan", craft or brain storm. The stacks and piles of these things make for good decorative pieces.
Containers I store my supplies in are usually from cheapie bargain stores like the Reject Shop or Daiso. I also love using jam jars to hold my pens, biscuit tins with nice prints for bits and pieces, and patterned gift boxes for sticky notes and memo pads. They're all great to look at while being functional at the same time!
Below is the container I buy for $2 at the Reject Shop to hold my washi collection. I buy them as my collection grows. Usually, every couple of months I pick a couple at a time to use. I like how they're just flat on all sides. They stack well and surprisingly, they don't show signs of collapsing!
I finally went to IKEA and bought a Raskog cart! I've been seeing quite a few photos of the many uses of this nifty trolley via Instagram and wanted one for my ever growing stationery stash. Assembling the Raskog took less than 15 minutes and it wasn't long after it was up and ready that I managed to fill it with a whole lot of stuff! I'm thinking that it won't be long before I need another one of these.
After several orders from my fav online washi tapes store chiyogamidesigns.com, little purchases from several Etsy shops, bargain stores and a group order with Planner Addicts Australia from anrichwashitape.com, my collection has grown so much I need several containers to hold them all!
Once upon a time, I was able to store my washi tapes in a make up bag. Over a few months, though, I've accumulated so much of these decorated sticky paper tapes that little cases such as this just doesn't cut it anymore! I needed a bigger boat!
These narrow see-through plastic containers were purchased from the Reject Shop. Sometimes they have them, sometimes not. These things seem to sell very quickly - they're $2 each and usually on the shelf for only a couple of days before they're sold out!
I've seen other people store their washi tapes in drawers or boxes which are hidden away in some cupboard - if I do that, I would end up forgetting they're there! I prefer to have my washi tapes visible and accessible to me at all times. These stackable containers sit nicely on my desk against the wall - my desk isn't very broad in width so it's great that they don't take up too much space. This kind of storage works out well for me - I can easily reach for washi tapes whenever I want, for whatever purpose. Whether to use on my planners, stick postcards on my wall or decorate mail I send out.
Artist, designer & stationery addict in Brisbane Australia.
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