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Thread: New arrangement of Storage Shelves

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    I was at a friends house recently and she had all her fabric boxes on their side. I thought it was a great idea. I came home and changed my shelves. The pictures shows the "old way" on the top shelf and the other shelves are the new way. It is so much easier to get to a specific box when they are not stacked on top of one another!
    Thought this might spark someone else to look at their storage shelves in a new way!
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    interesting idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreland
    I was at a friends house recently and she had all her fabric boxes on their side. I thought it was a great idea. I came home and changed my shelves. The pictures shows the "old way" on the top shelf and the other shelves are the new way. It is so much easier to get to a specific box when they are not stacked on top of one another!
    Thought this might spark someone else to look at their storage shelves in a new way!
    Great Ideal!!!!

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    good idea.

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    great idea!! to bad my toted are the 18gallon ones!

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    My storage bins are the real big rubbermaids and sit on the floor. Stacked 3 high. I get stronger lifting them up and down. I rolled some of my fabrics and that makes more room and easier to see than laid in there flat.

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    hmmmmm...good idea but wouldn't you get more storage by stacking on top of each other? My shelves hold 3 shoe box size high...I can get 12 across on the shelf....my shoe box shelf is for fabric I am collecting for a certain quilts....cat quilt,flower quilt, bug jar quilt..etc
    Another shelf is for printed fabric and the stacks are labeled...kids, flowers,nascar,etc.
    All my solid fabric are in rubbermaid storage drawers according to color.
    Not sure any of this was helpful. I do have pics if anyone is interested...hmmm coffee must have kicked in..lol
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    Great idea...... THANX :thumbup:

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    what an excellent idea :thumbup:

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    Oo! I love organizing ideas!

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    Oh me too...anal organizing junkie...exactly why I do it for other people..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi
    hmmmmm...good idea but wouldn't you get more storage by stacking on top of each other? My shelves hold 3 shoe box size high...I can get 12 across on the shelf....my shoe box shelf is for fabric I am collecting for a certain quilts....cat quilt,flower quilt, bug jar quilt..etc
    Another shelf is for printed fabric and the stacks are labeled...kids, flowers,nascar,etc.
    All my solid fabric are in rubbermaid storage drawers according to color.
    Not sure any of this was helpful. I do have pics if anyone is interested...hmmm coffee must have kicked in..lol
    dee
    My shelves held exactly the same amount, whether I stacked them or put them on the side. Sideways is easier access for me.

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    Super Member craftiladi's Avatar
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    Well thats what counts...I was just curious. Being quilt/crafty types we have to tap into our creative minds for many other things sometimes. I love that we all can share our ideas. After going back & looking at the pic I have a friend that this would be work perfect for.
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    Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.
    dee

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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