Product Reviews, Storage Ideas

12 x 12 Paper Storage….Meh…

Storage is such an issue for me!  I have a very small craft space, literally just the corner of our master bedroom so I have to get really creative with what little space I have.  One area I am constantly struggling with is storage for my 12 x 12 paper.    So I went in search of a way to store it.  In the past I’ve done the Vertical storage files from Cropper Hopper but I don’t really like storing my paper that way, I prefer horizontal.  So I then tried plastic storage cases with lids.  Only trouble is that the only place I had to put them was on a closet shelf, stacked on top of one another.  So every time I needed a sheet of paper, I had to pull cases out, open them up, struggle to get them back in.  Ugh, got tired of that quickly!

I finally found something I thought I would like, on Amazon for a very good price!

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Well my paper rack arrived today and I eagerly opened up the box.  

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No instructions, just a pile of wire racks.  It was pretty easy to figure out, just unfold the base and sort of hang each tray in place.

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It looks like it will hold all I need for now and I like the sea foam green color.  But I will admit, I was a bit disappointed!  While I like the color and love that the trays will slide out partially, what I don’t like is how flimsy the whole thing feels.  It’s very wobbly, maybe once I get a ton of paper in it it will feel more substantial?  

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Oh well, I guess we will need to file this one under “you get what you pay for”.  It’s not the ideal solution, but for now for my budget and space it’s okay.  In the meantime I will keep dreaming of that big huge craft room I’m sure I’ll have someday…*sigh*…..*

**I got this on Amazon.  Interesting, when I purchased it just a few days ago it was listed as $19, now it’s $28!  Way too expensive for what you get, just my opinion!  So maybe do a search and see if you can find it cheaper.  I would not pay more than $20 for this and even that feels like too much!  **

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