Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tips for you Desktop Carousel

Do you have one of these Desktop Carousels?
Or one like it?
Do you love it?
I love mine, it can hold so much stuff :)















 But what I don't like is when my tools fall over, end up at the bottom of that section and I have to take everything out to retrieve it.
Now isn't that a pain?!
















So I devised a way for this NOT to happen again.
See that little white divider in there?
I took a piece of white foam core board cut it to size and made my compartment have another section :)
















But I wanted another section, so I added 2 pieces of foam core board to make 3 sections.
Tip: When you are cutting your foam core, make sure you make it fit tight. You could add some hot glue, or sticky dots (snot dots) but I don't think I need it.
















Now isn't that a lot nicer ?
It works so much better as well. I don't have to dig around to get to the bottom to retrieve my tools.
I also add tags to my smaller tools to help me retrieve them easier :)
















I also did this for my pens section.
The pens are long enough that they don't fall to the bottom, but I wanted them separated for easier access. Pencils, pens and markers all in their own section :)
















I also made a very short video (3:45 mins) with more detail on how I did this.
Plus there are a few more tips in the video :)

Onto My Day:
I spent most of the day picking out photos to get developed for my long weekend of scrappin'.
I am so excited :)

I hope you all have had a creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

18 comments:

  1. Great little video. I don't have one of those carousels, though. You are getting yourself organized for the weekend.

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  2. I love my carousel too, now I just need to get some foam core board... Maybe a trip to the dollar store is in order. I heard they might have some good planner items too! I'm excited for your girls scrapping weekend, you know, for you. Lol!

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  3. Great ideas, I need more organization. When my studio is clean, it appears very organized, but it must not be, because with every project, it turns into a mess. It is small, so I'm tripping over myself at times:) Thank you for sharing :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  4. Great idea for dividers! My stuff is in little buckets on my shelf...I have a little unit I liked at a local shop that I just decided would fit in my room for jars. ;0)

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  5. You are so resourceful. Such a great idea!

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  6. That is one of those items like the slice and cameo, that I have on my list but never bought. I really like it!
    Great tips for when I do :)

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  7. The foam core is a great idea for making dividers. I think these are very attractive but it doesn't really fit my space with all my other turntable style holders for stamp pads so I have several smaller narrow containers instead.

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  8. I really want one, but since I don't have a desk wait I think I will hold off but thank you for the great tips!

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  9. I don't have one of those carousels but it looks really useful. The tips in your video make it look even better. I worry about the tips of my really pointy scissors.
    In case I don't get back to you before your scrapin' weekend have a great time.

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  10. I don't have one of these, but that is a great tip! It can apply to many different storage units. Will have to remember that. Your scrapping weekend sounds fun!

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  11. you are so clever, tracy!!! loved the video and the LOL in the middle of it!

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  12. Great idea with the foam core :)

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  13. I like how you modified it! What a cool idea!

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  14. I love these too. I have one on my scrapping table and one on my sewing machine table. Love your mods. I'll have to try that because on the one on my sewing table, I do lose my stuff in those compartments sometimes.

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  15. Love these ideas for my carousel! (Sorry I am a little behind reading your blog!) I am sure I will be using some of these tips!

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  16. Love these ideas for my carousel! (Sorry I am a little behind reading your blog!) I am sure I will be using some of these tips!

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