Keeping things Visible and Accessible

This whole experience has been so much fun. Especially sharing it with all of you.  I’m finally putting the details together and creating a space that really functions.
This is the view from behind my desk. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my goal is to keep my desktop clear so I’ll have lots of room to work without burying anything. To that end I’ve put lots of thought into making the space below the desk function efficiently.

Rolling Cart to the right

   The rolling cart which slides in to my right when I’m working is where I have all of my “every time” necessities. Things like; adhesives, scissors, basic chalks, etc. I haven’t filled all the little baskets. Once I start scrapping I want to be able to have space available for things that I may have forgotten or possibly new things I’ll discover at the next SB Show. (YIPEE!!!)
   I love having thing on wheels!  They offer the maximum in accessibility. I can roll the cart up close or push it easily under the desk if I don’t need it. I used the baskets instead of just putting things into the cart itself. The baskets make it easy to move things around. Once I start using the desk to actually Scrap, I may want to rearrange the items.
Hanging Baskets to my left.

This is another area where access to things I use all the time was the motivator. My blue CM personal photo trimmer is probably the most used tool in my collection. It’s easy to get to and easy to put away. Even though I use it all the time, it doesn’t have to sit on the desk top and take up space or get buried.
The second tier of this hanging basket (IKEA) was the perfect place to put the photos I’ll be using on my current project. Again, they are right at my fingertips, but they won’t get buried under my “creative” mess.

Putting the photos into the small purple basket makes it easy to grab them all at once.
I was even able to hang my favorite pair of scissors through the grid on the basket – those won’t get buried either! Ahhh…I’m rapidly approaching scrapper’s heaven!
Thanks for following along.  I’m looking forward to reading your comments.
Happy Crafting!
Tif

3 Responses to Keeping things Visible and Accessible

  1. Looks great. I'm going to "hang" my favorite tweezers next to the scissors. I ALWAYS have to buy another pair of tweezers because I think I sweep mine into the trash when I clean my desk, at least I think that's where they go, I seem to lose them all the time.

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