If you have a cutting machine, you are most likely to have vinyl too, and we understand hoarding vinyl is completely normal. But have you gotten to the point that you don’t know how to store your vinyl? Do you feel like you're drowning in vinyl rolls? Are you having trouble finding your preferred vinyl for your project? Do you spend more time searching for your vinyl rolls and tools rather than actually crafting? It’s time to organize your vinyl!
We can all be messy crafters, but we've discovered that keeping our craft rooms tidy has helped us stay sane and let us craft more. In this blog, we'll go over a few different ways to store your vinyl rolls properly. So please continue reading and learn from us!
Before organizing your vinyl into their storage, let us learn first how we can quickly store your vinyl.
STEP 1: REMOVE AND SORT THE VINYL FIRST
First is to sort and remove the vinyl in their respective places, this will lead us to see what kind of color and type the vinyl is, if the vinyl is an Adhesive Vinyl or a Heat transfer Vinyl. If it is a special vinyl or just a normal vinyl. By doing this, it will be easier for us to store it properly and know what is the better way to organize it.
STEP 2: RE – ROLL THE VINYL
Re – rolling vinyl will surely takes some time, but it could save a lot of time in the long run. First, we can get rid of the cardboard tubes and save space. Second, it may be possible to combine duplicate color rolls, freeing up even more space. This step only applicable to those vinyl that you will eventually roll up.
STEP 3: REMOVE THE UNNECESSARY
Get rid of those tiny scraps that you don’t need when you are sorting and re-rolling the vinyl. Also, dispose the cardboard tubes that come inside vinyl rolls as they take up too much space.
STEP 4: ARRANGE THEM AND LABEL
Once you are all done from sorting and removing unnecessary things, it is time to label it. This will help you to know what vinyl you have and will help you to organize it quickly.
After knowing what type, color, category and kinds of vinyl you have, you can now proceed in organizing it. These ideas that we will provide depends on your own preference. So, let’s go!
1. OVER THE SHOE DOOR ORGANIZER
This choice is ideal for crafters who need a fast fix. This has an average of 24 compartments to hold a wide range of colors. Roll all of the same sheets along with the color faced out so you don't have to search for what you need.
This can store a variety of sizes and colors and hang right on your front door. There's a hook on this one, too. It's nice for adhesive vinyl, so you can roll your sheets loosely instead of tightly to avoid wrinkles. As a result, this is a great storage solution that doesn't take up a lot of space.
2. IKEA PLASTIC BAG HOLDER
This hack has been around for a while, but I still think it's brilliant. IKEA plastic bag holders are currently the most common choice for quickly storing your heat transfer vinyl sheets. This item is highly flexible, you can leave it on a table or hang it on the wall. This makes it easy to locate the colors so you can get started crafting right away.
3. ROLLING CART WITH DRAWERS
I would suggest a closed cabinet that rolls for those of you who have some more floor space to work with! You can arrange the vinyl in each shelf by category or color, and you can even label the outside with your adhesive vinyl. For those who often reorganize their craft room on a daily basis, this is a perfect piece of furniture that can quickly be transferred around the room.
Vinyl rolls, crafting tools and supplies, and your cutting machine can all be stored in one compact box on carts like this. You can just put some labels for you to remember what category or kind of vinyl you store in the drawer.
4. PAPER RACK
This is a great storage for those vinyl you wish not to have wrinkles or those vinyl you don’t want to roll up. These can be used for 12 by 12 vinyl sheets. There are a variety of storage options for paper, but you can also store your vinyl. This is a fantastic way to display vinyl because it lays flat.
5. SMALL DRAWERS
Of course, once you are a crafter, you can’t get rid easily of your scraps. Even if it is already small vinyl, you will definitely keep it. So, for you to store your scraps in a small drawer is a good organizer for this. This is very versatile because you can also store some of your crafting tools like blades, weeding tools and many more.
6. STANDING SHOE RACK OR WINE RACK
There seem to be a variety of shoe and wine storage available, all of which are ideal for displaying vinyl. The square slots are ideal for storing rolled vinyl and make it easy to see the colors once again.
And there you have it! These are some good ideas on how to store your Heat Transfer Vinyl and Adhesive Vinyl! I hope some of these give you inspiration to start in organizing your craft room and save up some space! You may simply choose what will suit you in your craft room and where you will store your vinyl. I wish these ideas helped you think of new ways to arrange all of your crafting supplies so you can spend even more time crafting!
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