Hey guys! I'm so excited... I've wanted a way of storing my markers sideways for a while now - it makes reading the caps easier as well as stops the ink from pooling in whichever tip is facing downward. So far I've been storing them in the mesh baskets that came with the large Copic carrying case. Great for travel, but not so good for working in a small space.
I've seen some custom made shelves available, but personally think the prices are too high. And the few power tools we have are buried somewhere in the garage, not to be found until spring. Then Matt and I ran across this at Michael's yesterday...
Isn't it neat? It's a 14x14 inch square, about 7 inches deep, that's made by some company called Recollections. I think it's suppose to hold bottles or such. The best part was they were having a sale, so it was half off. I can fit all my markers in there with a little room to spare in case I pick up a few new colors. The nice thing is I was able to divide the colors up a bit more than I could in the mesh bags. I used to have colors all over the place, which led to a lot of hunt-and-peck when working. Now I can look over and easily see where my yellows are without accidentally pulling out a yellow-green.
I just wish I'd picked up another to hold the refills. Knowing Michael's the sale ended yesterday.
I love it! I'm so happy! Yeah, I know, I'm a dork. *laughs*
"I pulled out box after box, setting them haphazardly around the room. My organization lacked something - like, say, organization..."
-- Richelle Mead