Planning

How I Store My Washi Tape

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Since last week I did a follow up post on my sticker organization system, I figured this week would be a good time to talk about washi tape storage.

When I first started planning I went a bit washi tape crazy and couldn’t go shopping without picking some up. I think I spoke about this in a budgeting post or planner supplies I didn’t need post, I will go back and find it and link it.. here

The more I get into planning the more particular I am when buying washi tape, and I don’t buy every roll that catches my eye. And although I don’t feel my washi collection is huge I continue to pair it down and declutter so I don’t have tapes in my collection I don’t use.

Ok onto the organization.

Firstly my home office where I do all my planning gets sun pretty much every hour of the day and I couldn’t believe how badly the sun fades everything and when I use to store my washi tapes on my bookcase I noticed how badly they were fading. I was looking for another method of storage when I came across these containers in Michaels.

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They are saying online they are $10.49 but I feel like I paid way less that that for them. I started out with one or two of these containers, but I am now up to three. I would like to stay at the three containers because one, they fit perfect on my storage unit and two, I don’t use washi enough to have cases and cases of it.

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The containers are actually meant to be for storing beads. They have removable plastic dividers which work awesome for dividing out my washi tape.

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There are a ton of grooves for dividing out the tapes, but unfortunately not always were you want them, but I have been making it work.

Speaking of dividing. What is my system for each box?

Since I love colour coordinating planner spreads and seasonal living I knew I wanted to organize by colour. It becomes a bit more difficult when a washi tape has more than one colour or design but I usually just put them with the colours I know I will most likely use them with.

One box has Purple, Blue, & Greens

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Another has Pinks, Reds, Metallics, Florals, and all my word washi

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The third box is seasonal washi (except for the current season/holidays)

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The current season/holiday I keep in this glass container

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I like to keep the holiday/seasonal washi out because I tend to be using it more, and I also think it looks cute displayed. Once the season is over I will switch it out for the next season. I tend to hide them a bit on my shelf so it doesn’t suffer sun damage.

The Pros Of Theses Containers

  • I like the size of them, they are large enough to fit a good amount of washi.
  • For the most part the washi fits well inside them (some smaller rolls move around a bit, but generally they all fit well)
  • The dividers help to keep them in line and with the three sections there are multiple ways you can organize
  • Containers stack nicely on top of each other and are easily tucked away.
  • The containers have really secure closures on the front of them, so even if the container gets flipped upside down it won’t open. IMG_9748

The Cons Of These Containers

  • Like I mentioned although there are a lot of dividers for this container, sometimes they are not in spot you want them to be and washi ends up shifting.
  • The front of the container has a plastic piece that cuts in which doesn’t allow for some washi tapes to fit in that space. So I have to put my smaller washi rolls there.
  • The front on the container also doesn’t have any divisions, so that is why I typically keep my larger stashes in the front. IMG_9744

So that is how I store my washi tapes. My container method is working for me right now but every once in a while I get looking at some of the cool methods on pinterest and think about changing it up. I have even purchased the dowel to make this one before, but I don’t have the right space for it.

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Click here to go the blog post from Scattered Thoughts Of A Crazy Mom

How do you store your washi tapes? Do you use a storage container method or something more creative like the photo above?

 

 

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