A couple of weeks ago we bought a new-to-us van. We, having purchased it over the internet, were fully expecting it to be as described (it was described as an XLT, such as our old van), but it wasn’t. It was the base model…with no extras; not even storage pockets in the doors! So we started out on a quest to buy some sort of console or organizer to keep our necessities and maps in — but we soon found that those organizers sold in the automotive departments are *well* out of our price range.
Thankfully, during a trip to Costco, we happened upon this!
Introducing the MemoryStor Universal Cart & Organizer!
This thing, which is designed to be a scrapbooking cart, fit the bill perfectly! It fits between the two front seats, and is quite roomy with 46 storage pockets & compartments (including an indexed file compartment), and a cover!
View all (larger) photos of the organizer in the van here.
So fast forward to my closet cleaning adventure. I do a lot of sewing, as you can probably tell by all of those pattern containers in the photo. But I never really found a good way to store all of my sewing supplies. I have tried tackle boxes, floss boxes, baggies, miniature Tupperware-type containers…but they never all quite fit together. And those sewing baskets? Forget it! I have much too much stuff for that!
So when I began my quest for an organized closet, I had a light bulb moment. The storage tote that we have in the van would work wonderfully for my sewing supplies! So I called Rob at work and asked him to stop by Costco on the way home and pick another one up. Here are the results!
This is how my sewing supplies were stored
With Handle Up
Side 1: Thread organized
The Main Pocket — Click on photos for more detail:
One side, on the inside has pockets for velcro, rotary cutters, and zippers
One has pockets for elastic, and glue gun/glue sticks
One has pockets containing my instruction books and lace
One has pockets containing my buttons, plus has a built-in file folder
The remainder holds some of my fabric, my Thermo-Web, & spools of ribbon
Isn’t this a great little cart?! And so easy to just wheel from room to room. I believe I will buy one of these each paycheck while supplies last, as it would be perfect for teacher supplies, art supplies, tools (Rob has already requested one for these), scrapbooking stuff…all kinds of things!