How to score found items for your craft space!
When it comes to organizing scrapbooking supplies, sometimes the best tools are hidden in disguise. Found items, whether they come from a flea market, an antique or consignment shop, or even the crawl space in your basement, can hold great storage potential. Here are few tips for uncovering that potential and finding the right piece.
Sometimes you won’t know what your needs are until you’ve seen the item, which is why a trip through your local consignment shop is highly encouraged. Pay close attention to the kitchen supplies, former farming goods, and even old toys. Items like these offer excellent storage possibilities.
If you’re traveling, make time to scout out the local found-item flavor. Some of the best finds in my space have come from out of state. The key here is to remember your packing limits. Did you fly? You should probably stick to smaller items or making shipping arrangements. Did you drive to your destination? Remember to stick to what you can fit in your car.
I picked up this antique card catalog at a little shop in Castle Rock, CO, called The Barn. I was so excited about my purchase that I failed to think about how I was going to get it home in my Mustang. Lucky for me, I have a very kind father who hauled it to Utah for me, but we can’t always be this lucky, and shipping can be a hefty expense on large ticket items such as this, so you’ll want to make sure you balance that enthusiasm with reality.
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