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Double buying—it's not your fault!

Double buying—it's not your fault!

While walking into the craft store, you make a mental list. Brown cardstock, orange felt squares and popsicle sticks—three supplies needed to make your favorite fall centerpieces. You’re almost positive you have the first two at home… somewhere. Is the cardstock in the office desk? Or perhaps the totes under the bed? As for the felt, your best guess is the hall closet in that blue rubber tote... but better safe than sorry, so you go ahead and purchase all three.

Does this sound familiar? Double buying craft supplies is common. We all do it. Here’s why.  

Everything is hidden

We have to store stuff. Drawers, closets, and storage bins are all wonderful inventions designed to contain our possessions and keep our homes tidy. But it’s true what they say: Out of sight, out of mind. With supplies hidden in various places throughout the house, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of it all. So what’s the solution here?  

Organization in view 

Items in plain sight are less likely to be forgotten. But we’re not suggesting that you abandon all order. The compromise is what we call organization in view.

We're not the only ones thinking this way. 

Last year Pinterest saw a rise of 126% in the search term ‘open closet’. This trend started as a hack for small space dwellers, but has been adopted by even those with ample storage space. It offers a tasteful way to store clothing in an open space, but requires careful curation and often begins with a big purge. While not for everyone, the advantages are clear. With one quick scan you can assess your entire wardrobe, even considering the gems that would otherwise be hidden in the deep dark corners of your closet. Nothing is forgotten.

The solution for crafters   

The ‘open closet’ approach works for crafters too! We know what you’re thinking; is it really possible to have all my supplies visible, accessible, and organized? 

The DreamBox was designed to do just that—with clear totes, open shelving and an innovative tri-fold system that keeps it all right in front of you. Not only will it prevent you from double buying, but your supplies can actually become a source of visual inspiration when they are beautifully displayed. 

While many crafters prefer to keep it open, the DreamBox can also be closed up when not in use. Your choice. 

Start planning your inspiration space today! And don't be surprised if you start crafting twice as much. It happens to everyone. 

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  • Valeria

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  • Anthony M Pagano
    Anthony M Pagano

    I am very interested in getting one. Unfortunately i cant right away. I’m going to plan to get this for my wife. She like to do a lot of arts and crafts. This would be perfect for her to put her things into. I want to give it to her for our wedding anniversary

  • Denise

    I have scrapbox, ultimate sewing box, tower, mini scrapbox and many accessories.
    I LOVE them all. They are a bit pricey but well worth it. They are extremely well built and durable. I have even had to move them all in u haul when we relocated for DH job. Casters held up miraculously.
    If I had more room I would get some more. Am working on that.

  • Angela Maria Yates
    Angela Maria Yates

    Great article. I have old mirror sliding doors and was considering new boos ones for my long closet. After reading this a simple solution is to remove them and do the open concept!!! Now that’s a huge savings! I might just add it to my savings funds for my Dream Box.

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