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Monday, January 11, 2010

Where have you been all my life?

Simple Renee – Clip It Up

I couldn’t stand it any longer! My craft room was so unorganized that I couldn’t craft my way out of a paper bag…….If you’re a scrapbooker, or if you have a craft room, you are no doubt always looking for the perfect storage system for all the crap stuff we accumulate. 2007_0124studio0009Being a visual person, I have used the peg board system for the past few years. It works pretty well, except when I put more than one item on a peg……I can’t see what’s behind it and when I go to look I tend to knock off a few items causing me curse like a sailor………well not actually, but I may say “Darn it!” because it’s irritating.

Well my neighbor got one of these Clip it Up thingy’s. She kept going on and on and on and on…..”this thing is so great”….bla bla bla…….”I scrapped with things I had completely forgotten about”…..bla bla bla…..”I just love that everything’s at my fingertips”…….bla bla bla……..

So after hearing her go on and on and on for about a week, I thought perhaps I should look into this……..I mean it could be the answer to my messy scrap room. I contacted Clip it Up and begged to review it they were kind enough to send me the base unit and top tier to review. IMG_5800When it arrived, I got all warm inside…….the box was so cute, you know the product HAD to be good right? I had my husband assemble it…….only to make him feel needed around the house……I could have done it myself, but I was probably making a 5 course dinner at the time……..NOT! IMG_5799This baby is tall! I was surprised how big it was and got so excited thinking how much product it would hold!!! I had seen my neighbors, but she only has the bottom section. I got busy right away loading my NEW Clip It Up! I first put the clips on, but soon realized that it’s easier to clip your product, THEN hang it on your unit.IMG_5804I started with Alphabets and kept on going until I ran out of clips. I only have about 5% left….pretty darn good. I need to add all my tabs now…They are very generous with how many they give you. IMG_5816IMG_5809Here you can see it sitting on my table. So much stuff! Sadly, I found things I haven’t used in many years….now that they’re in my reach, I’m sure to use them……..and I am going to USE THEM! I don’t care if they seem ugly now…….It’s all going to seem ugly in 50 years. IMG_5805I love how the top tier holds your smaller product and the bottom is large enough to hold 12x12 products. IMG_5802 While on their blog, I found some great ideas. So many ideas on how to use this organizing wonder. What about storing doll clothing for your little girl? Or ribbons?SR Clip It Up 2rwI also saw that they just selected a new design team. boxThe design team will post ideas on how to get organized……….can’t wait for that one. They’ll also post other crafty ideas too……..but right now……my mind is on organizing!cards inside

You can find lots of scraping inspiration too.

Sites_and_Sounds I give Clip it Up 2 thumbs up! Can’t wait for my neighbor to come over so I can go on and on and on and on……….IMG_5803 This is gonna agree with my Reach N’ Scrap method of scraping. (only use what you can reach)

Simply Renee Clip it Up systems is having a GREAT sale.

30% off for the month of January! Holy Cow! Discount code is Organize2010

Tell her Today’s Creative Blog sent you. :)


Patty Albertson said...

I love mine. I've had it for a few years now & wouldn't be able to live without it! Funny thing, I just did a blog yesterday on organizing my craft room.

MichelleB said...

I love mine too! The best thing I've ever bought for organizing.

Christine said...

I love this idea! All my stickers are in a binder. this is much more practical and cute!

Decor To Adore said...

Can you hear me squealing? This is ingenius!

Sarah said...

This thing looks awesome. I'm gonna have to check into it! My favorite line of this post is... I'm going to use them, I don't care if they seem ugly now, it's all gonna seem ugly in 50 years. HA, that is soooo true! Makes me wanna go use all that ugly stuff that's piling up. Thanks for keeping it real! :)
God's blessings, Sarah :D

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Looks like a great product! Sadly I don't have a craft room to call my own. Hoping to fix that problem one of these days.

Miss Jody said...

I'm happy you posted about this-I've been wanting one of these and now.
I'm getting one.
or two.
maybe three.

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. I have never seen it and wish I had one on my desk right now -as it is a mess.

Diane at InMyOwnStyle

Gina said...

Oh my goodness...look at the ribbon organizer! {swoon} Thank you for featuring this, I can use it all lol!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

I NEED one of those! It looks amazing!!

Lorie said...

Oh! I like how you have your ribbon stored! I bought one over a year ago and it is still my favorite item!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Wow! I could get lost in all of that fun for days!! What a great idea!!!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Fabulous! Off to check them out!

Pamela Posch said...

These are fantastic. I have a friend who made here own. She found the info on the net someplace.


Melissa Lester said...

Your comment that it's all gonna look ugly in 50 years got a giggle out of me, too! I have never seen that product, but what a good idea. My organizing projects tend to turn crafty really fast (like organizing a closet turns to shouldn't I cover my baskets with fabric?), so I love a project that allows me to accomplish both.