So I recently found Creative Options Containers and I just love their versatility. I wanted to show you what some of these small and inexpensive organizers can do. Just because something is labeled for one purpose, like crafting, doesn’t mean it can’t serve many other purposes. Here, I show you how to be creative with these small containers.
The Double Sided Micro Utility is a little gem. I love small containers. This one is particularly awesome. It’s double sided so it opens from either side and it closes securely. I have a thing about containers that close well, and this is one of them. So, what could put in there? Here are my four ideas (from top left):
1. A mini office or school kit. Fill it up with paper clips, rubber bands and binder clips. Awesome if you work on the go or for your child to take to school!
2. Beading kit. Often, I’m working on a beading project and I don’t want to put things away over and over again. I put the items I need for what I’m working on in here and it is put away, out of the way and still easy to grab and use.
3. A pill case. This case is great for a travel pill case, vitamins or even your daily medication.
4. Travel jewelry case. Stop getting those necklaces tangled or losing earrings when you’re on the road. Each little compartment holds one item. AND the container is light weight to travel with and will protect your items.
This container is available at JoAnn’s Crafts stores.
The Mini Sideways Utility Box is probably my favorite little container.
It’s just the right size to slip into your purse or workbag. Here’s what I put into it:
1. Stamps. I made myself a little stamp kit to put on my desk so I can grab it, use it and put it back quickly. Again, this little container has an awesome snap.
2. This is a great container to organize USB drives. They are usually floating not he bottom of my bag or underneath binders on my desk. Putting them all in one spot and keeping them safe in a container makes my life easier. You can easily label the slots so you know what is stored on which drive.
3. I made myself a little “running kit”. When I head out for a run, I often forget something…this kit contains my necessities and I can grab it and go…chapstick, barrettes, and of course, headphones. This container is available at Joann’s Crafts and Wal-Mart.
The mini toolbox, available at Hobby Lobby, is something you’re going to want to buy more than one of. Here’s what it can do:
From left to right:
1. Index cards-use this is an awesome way to create your own password love, address book or recipe index!
2. Home fragrance kit-I’m always running around replacing tea lights, tarts etc. I created this kit and I can take it with me, do the replacing and then refill it as needed. Because it’s plastic, I don’t worry about melting or leaking either.
3. Put snacks into the tool box and put it in your car. Awesome for when you’re on the go. Healthy snacks by your side will help avoid the drive through. Kids will also love having snacks after soccer practice!
4. Label tape holder-Take this little kit with you when you’re working on an organizing project and you’ll have all your label tape on hand and ready to go. No hunting means you’re done sooner!
5. Mailing kit-Put address labels, stamps and even a few pens and you have a mini kit to help you correspond or pay bills on the go.