Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ok, declutterers... I need some help here.

Is declutterers a word?

I need some help with storing paints and paint supplies. I have a box of 12 large bottles of tempera paint, 7 sets of water colors, a table clothe I put over the table when we paint, paint mixing dishes, old 1/2 pint ice cream cups with lids, used men's shirts for smocks, and TONS of brushes. I don't plan on getting rid of any of it. But I want to be able to store it well, and neatly so I can pack it away when we are done with it and have it be really nice and neat. How would you guys accomplish this?

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Here's how I store my paints (but it sounds like I don't have as many as you). I'm thinking of of the bigger containers like this might work?
Fourth picture down from here

Becka said...

I think I would use small rubber maid containers and store them inside a large rubbermaid container.

Dina said...

We bought a couple of plastic drawer carts a while back. They have a hard top and have 4 smaller drawers for brushes, stamps, etc. and 2 large drawers for paints in bottles and paper, etc.

Let me see if I can find a picture

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/654562/Iris-6-Drawer-Medium-Wide-Storage/

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Jen... I do have many more paints than you. But I really like your office set up! My stamps are in something very similar. And I LOVE the caddies for the stamp paints! Great idea!

Becka, That's a great idea! I think I am going to go and pick up a couple large totes from Costco today and see if I can't find a small one tall enough for the paints.

Dina! That is a great cart! It is a bit too spendy for my blood... but wow. It looks perfect!

Val