Friday, May 28, 2010

Organizational {Friday} Copic Cubbie

Last week I shared four different storage solutions for Copic markers. If you missed that post, you can see it here. This week, I wanted to focus on the two cubbies I got from Studio 3 Solutions.

The Cubbies!
First, the measurements of these cubbies are: 4 5/16" W x 14" H x 5 1/2" D. I had a very small space between my paper rack and my Scrap 'n Cube drawers that I thought would be perfect for one or two cubbies. I measured the space, and I found that it was 4 1/4" wide. Wow, just 3/16" of an inch larger than the cubbie. PERFECT! So, I decided to order two cubbies and stack them in the space. Here is how they look:
Aren't they perfect? Each unit holds 120 Copic Sketch markers but will also hold other markers or colored pencils. So, my two units here will hold 240 Copic Sketch markers! Wow! Several things I love about these cubbies:

**The shelves are slightly angled down so other markers don't fall out when you remove one.
**They are small and don't take up a lot of room.
**They store tons of markers in a small space.
**They are easy to put on your desk so that you can access your markers quickly and easily!
**They are an inexpensive storage solution at only $16.95 a cubbie!

Organizing the Shelves
Now, let's look at how I organized them. I gave some color families their own shelf because I have a lot of markers in that color family. For instance, here is my blue shelf:
I then organized them by number within the "family" so I can easily see what I have and grab what I need.

Some color families I combined on a shelf. For instance, I don't have a lot of green or yellow green so I combined those markers on a shelf. I then put them in number order also.
Labeling the Shelves
Oh, I really wanted to label these shelves. I love my labels but it just didn't work out. Everything I tried got in the way of the markers. Do I need labels? No, not at all. It is very easy to see and read the marker name/number but I just wanted them because labels look so nice. Oh well!

Stacking the Cubbies
Stacking the cubbies has worked great; however, if they were not "sandwiched" between my paper rack and my Scrap 'n Cube, I would definitely screw backets on the back to keep them from moving. I did decide to put a small piece of non-slip shelf liner between the two units. That way I can be sure the top one doesn't move between my "sandwiched furniture." :) You can see a small edge of the liner here in this photo:
I hope this post has been helpful. If you are looking for marker storage, pencil storage, etc., I highly recommend these Color Cubbies! Have a great Friday, and thanks for stopping by!


Beverley said...

Patter...I love my cubbies also...I used my Dymo Label Maker to label my shelves...when I'm sitting at my desk I can read it and the writing is just the right size for the narrow space of the shelf...but as you said it's not necessary since the caps have all the info...I love Organizational Fridays...TFS.

Stampin' HUGZ

Karen said...

I love these cubbies, Patter! Looks like I have another foam board project to tackle!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Super ideas!!

Anonymous said...

looks like the link to where you got the cubbies from is no longer active

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