I originally set up my scrap area in our garage about a year ago, but found myself bringing more and more stuff into the dinning room so I be closer to my family, but had finally had enough of the mountain of overflowing pizza boxes, and decided I desperately needed some sort of storage. because our dinning room joins onto the lounge area and is visible at all times I really needed a storage solution that would suit our decor but be functional at the same time.
I definitely think that there is something very satisfying about bringing home a flat packed box and 'building' some furniture - so naturally I headed to Ikea :) and ended up with the Hajdeby unit which was only $80 - bargain! well it would have been a bargain if I had stopped there, but I also had to have 4 of the Lekman red acrylic cubes, and at $20 each they cost the same as the unit itself... but I'm convinced it was money well spent because not only do they hold heaps of stuff, they also fit the rather awkward 12x12 size. I also got some boxes, magazine holders and these fab 2 drawer boxes... did you notice they all have label holders :)
Another great buy has been these plastic file cases which are available in newsagents and supermarkets for around $2 - I have been adding a couple to my grocery shopping each week and think they really work well for holding everything from embellishments to clear stamps.My 11yr old put the unit together for me in under an hour, and I have spent the past week organising my stash to put inside, and although I could not fir everything in (the rest has ended up in my garage crafting area) I've got all the essentials within reach and can do a quick clear out when we have visitors, and I've got to say that it feels great to finally be organised!!