4/09/2007

Brad organization

Finding what I need quickly makes me more efficient. When I am efficient I don't get frustrated, which makes me happy - so being efficient makes me happy - :) I love brads. Period. I don't know quite what it is but something about brads on a card makes me swoon...wierd, eh? :-D Some brad colors I use a ton of and as a result maintain a large stockpile: silver, gold, white, brown, etc. I store these large-quantity brads in glass-lidded tin containers called watchmaker tins, found at www.leevalleytools.com. The ones pictured here are about 2" in diameter. The see-through drawer I store these nice tins in is above eye level (when seated - I sit when I stamp), so the nice glass lids do me little good. So one day, out of frustration from reaching up and grabbing the wrong color....yet again...., I took a 1/16" hand-held hole punch, and punched four holes equidistant from each other (north, south, east and west on the tin) and inserted brads along the tin sides. Now I can see from the top and sides what color and size brad is in each container. I also punched the new 7gypsies brad tins too with this method.

9 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

YOU ROCK! What a Great idea!!!!!

PJBstamper said...

Gee, that sure beats my system of crawling around of the floor until I find what I'm looking for.

Alex said...

Very clever idea!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Well, looky looky! Isn't this another brilliant idea! Cindy, you are SOOOOO clever. Love your little tins.

debbiedee said...

what a clever idea! I have these tins and am going to do this.
Debbie

diane mcvey said...

That is awesome! And the cropadile would work for punching those holes, too...
Thanks for the great idea! You are just TOO clever!! :)

beate said...

You are so smart! Great idea! Hugs

Rose Ann said...

What a wonderful idea!! And they are so pretty to look at too. Thank you for sharing!!

Melissa said...

I saw a link to this post over at Craft Critique today (www.craftcritique.com). Great information!! Keep up the good work!!