Good Friday morning to you! Davinie here. As a long weekend approaches in the US and perhaps some time to clean and sort in the craft room emerges, I thought I'd share my process for my Studio Calio kit storage. I've been around SC since 2007, so I have tried many different things, and this is what works best for me.
Each month after my kit arrives, I fondle the contents, sniff the exclusive SC products, hot off the presses, and then I put everything in an Iris container:
I'm a girl who definitely likes to combine my main kit with the add-ons, if I purchased any (and who am I kidding, I always get add-ons!)
I usually put the cardstock in first, then the patterned papers, and then the alphas and embellishments, as I usually choose my cardstock first, and then play around with the "decor" for my layout.
This Iris container has a snap lid, so I can haul it around the house if I want to, or take it with me to a crop or on vacation, if I need to.
Once I am finished with my kit for the month and the next one has arrived, I take the remining contents, and put them in a drawer from a stacking 3-drawer system:
I *try* to remember to use my labels punch to note the kit name, so that when I go back to use the kit at a later time, or create a layout for submission, I can remember what kit it came from.
I am a bit of a kit hoarder, and keep a year of kits in my stash. Is that bad?
I don't have a lot of guilt with this because Studio Calico is the only place I shop really. I use older kits a lot. There have been times when there were only wee bits left of a kit and I didn't need to save it, but in general, in order to clean out my stash, since it is 12 months full, when I went to put away Back 40, I took the oldest kit, or the one with the least amount of product in it, and sorted it appropriately, papers here, buttons here, etc., in my stash and then filled it with my new loot.
You'll notice Back 40 was put away. That's because I'm waiting in anticipation for my next kit! That said, I can't wait to play with it some more. I just, uh, have family coming this weekend, and really need to clean up my space. heeee.
I have heard many people mention Crop Bags as their method for kit storage. There was a time when I also used Cropper Hopper's for my kit storage, but I have an Expedit system now, and the Cropper Hopper with any tall items in it doesn't really fit in there, so I needed a change. I like the horizontal storage over the vertical anyway.
How do YOU store your kits? That's what I'd like to know.
Have a great Friday! Davinie