There are only a few weeks left before summer is over for the kiddos, so all the stores have their back to school supplies out. Even if you don't have school aged children, take a stroll down that aisle...lots of great things we can use too.
Here's one that I found...A Pencil Pouch
There are so many things you can use these little pouches for...
Great for your rotary cutters and their blades, especially when traveling to a class or retreat.
You can add it to a binder of patterns that you might be taking to the class.
Great for small templates and other sewing supplies too...
This was my original intent for these pouches when I bought them...
I've been tossing around the best ideas for making little memory books for the girls of all our travels over the years. Something easy like the expandable folder idea I did in another post...click HERE for that.
Adding the pouch to a three ring photo album of pictures and the pouch would hold all the little souvenirs from that trip...like receipts, tickets, pins, buttons and 3-dimensional doo dads that can't go into a photo album.
The pouches can hold so much and the zipper keeps it all safe and sound.
Also great for any crafting supplies. This is filled with jewelry making supplies, but you can use it for anything from scrapbooking to organizing all your small pieces of ribbon by color!
Another helpful idea is for a first aid pouch. Great for your car's glove compartment, your travel bag on vacation or your desk drawer at work.
You could also organize toiletries for each child by their own colored pouches when traveling.
These little organizing pouches are great and can be used for so many different things. So, the next time you're in a supermarket, office supply, big box store or your local discount chain, stop in the "back to school" section and pick up few for yourself.
Pencil boxes are awesome too!!
Hope you have a great day,
With all the great back to school sales, now is a great time to pick up several and $ave! I use something similar to organize my notebooks and the like. Great idea!!ReplyDelete
Love the idea of using these for a travel kit...or even a first aid kit for the car. You are just so clever!ReplyDelete
Great idea, I could use about 100 of these! You always have great organizing ideas Karen!ReplyDelete
Office Depot has one form of these pencil pouches for 1 cent this week. Yes, 1 cent! I went over there and bought 3 on Sunday.ReplyDelete
ONE CENT? Office Depot... here I come! ;0)Delete
Wow! I think I need to make a trip to pick up a few of these. My top sewing drawer needs organizational help and this might be the way to go!ReplyDelete
This is a super great idea - I'm thinking it would be good to keep bandaids, and gauze, tape and polysporin so that when we have a booboo, you can just grab the whole thing. I also love the idea of the jewellery supplies - mine are all over the place especially since I haven't done much lately. I just love your ideas for reusing things - I've incorporated so many of them around my home and I'm starting to feel much less overwhelmed by clutter. Keep your ideas coming, you are so creative!ReplyDelete
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Great ideas. I will have to keep an eye out for these. I could actually organize my junk drawer.ReplyDelete
These are great, last year I picked up the hard plastic boxes after the school sales, when they had marked them down to $.50 to $.25 a piece. I have several different sewing machines, and I put the tools / and presser feet for each machine in its own box, and labeled it with what machine it went to. I also have one for purse hardware, safety pins, hand needles, on command hooks and strips. I believe I have about 15 of them in the drawers, because they snap shut I can place them on their sides with the label up and I can quickly grab what I am looking for.ReplyDelete
My favorite one says "in case of emergency" it has chocolate in it!!
Good idea on the boxes, I'm going to grab a stash this year and start organizing! Might need one in each room with chocolate!! LOL!Delete
Good idea for all the small stuff that quilters seem to accumulate. I love the back to school isles, guess I am just a frustrated teacher/ student. Last week I bought 30 boxes of Crayola crayons for 50 cents a box for the church. Have you ever smelled a big bag of crayons---------better than the most expensive perfume.ReplyDelete
These pencil pouches are great! I love using binders to organize things in my sewing studio, and I have used these pencil pouches to hold client's fabric and trim samples, and the color samples from drapery pole companies.ReplyDelete
I looove school supplies - and I haven't been to school in um.. a few... years. And with kids in high school and college - they don't want me supply shopping for them. So I have to get my own! I love pencil pouches. and you have given me a few new ideas for them! I also love the little plastic pencil boxes. And I always take advantage of the sales to stock up on notebooks (I'm a list maker)ReplyDelete
Great idea! And now is the time to buy them.ReplyDelete
The memory book idea and the first aid pouch are both great ideas I can use right now thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
If these are too big for a binder---too plump!!!---they can be held together with the rings that open in the center and then snap closed or a carabiner. They are also handy in the kitchen for small things like icing tips and couplers or small cookie cutters and those colored frosting gels. I have also bought small baggies of spices to try and then you need a place to corral them---and then they can be hung up on a ring or a nail or a counter railing---or even from your pot rack! Or filed in a box or basket on edge. These also come in a solid fabric version for a buck or two more from WalMart and can be stenciled to hold things you don't want on display or want to color organize.ReplyDelete
If you love the scent of new crayons---and who doesn't!!!!--go visit the Crayola Factory in Easton PA---they have a small assembly line and it smells heavenly---why don't they bottle this!!!!
You just solved a big problem I had...I wanted to make some kind of scrapbook/memento of college years for our son but couldn't figure out what to do with the non-photo objects. Now I know! Thanks!ReplyDelete
love love this idea!having a duh moment over here.ReplyDelete
Great ideas. Going to get some, I have a ton of stuff to organize. Just moved and got a room to put all my craft stuff in so I'm looking for lots of different organization ideas. Using a some of yours. Keep them coming.ReplyDelete
Great idea for the pencil pouches, I love school supplies. And I like Nanette's ideas for the school boxes to label and store..especially the emergency chocolate box..every girl needs one of those!!ReplyDelete
My mother-in-law and her 97 year old sister live with us. I have 3-ring binders for each of them with all their medical information. They each have a pencil pouch which contains all the medical/ insurance cards they have. So, so, handy to have them there and easily accessible.ReplyDelete
Each binder has a tab for each major event (surgery, broken bone, etc.) so whoever in the family needs to take them to doctor or we have an emergency, we just grab the notebook, take it with us and hand it to medical personnel.
Medical personnel love it!
I also love these and use one in my garden notebook - I put all the tags that come with the plants in them.ReplyDelete
I love this one and had one. I would like to buy a few now, but this kind is no where to be found. Please help!ReplyDelete