Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Organizing Shelves and Bins for Craft Supplies (Utilizing My WorkBox)

This post brought to you by The Original ScrapBox. Have you been following my journey to an organized family space for crafting and play? Things are slowly but surely coming together with my new WorkBox from The Original ScrapBox! I think I might just get it all done before the baby gets here if I keep plugging away. A few of you wondered about the ease of adding the shelving and bins to the WorkBox, so I thought I'd share a few quick pics and a quick video.

It's a bit daunting to look at an empty WorkBox and see all those little holes waiting to be filled with the plastic shelf brackets:

My top tip? Look at the instructions! They will tell you exactly which holes to place the brackets in to properly fit every bin. You can always customize later, but I found it was easiest to follow the directions and go from there.

I had T help me install some of the shelves, especially the ones that I had a hard time reaching (baby belly kept me from getting into the back of the highest spots). The bins were a breeze! Along with the velcro pouches, the bins come flattened in boxes like this:

Putting them together is as simple as opening the bin, slipping the sturdy lined bottom piece in, and popping it onto a shelf. The skinny bins also have a "stabilizer" that goes into the back; just a quick extra step, but it helps them hold more.

I won't lie. It was pretty exhilarating to look at that big WorkBox full of empty bins, just waiting to be filled with crafty goodness. I know I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of empty bins, right? Right?

Here's a very quick video I put together to show you just how easy the shelves and bins are. It was hard to film one-handed, but I wanted to give you a close-up look before the big reveal. (You'll have to click over to the blog to see the video if you're viewing this in a reader or email! I had some trouble with it last night, but hopefully it will work today)


I'm almost finished adding my stuff to the WorkBox...I can't believe it! Stay tuned for a look at how we will use our extra space for a mom and kid play area. And there just might be a fun little Giveaway from my friends at The Original ScrapBox!

What's your favorite part of the organizing process?

(Side note: Please do keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. I have an ultrasound scheduled to take a peek at baby boy's kidneys. Thank you!)

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Original ScrapBox, but I was not financially compensated for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


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