Crafty Book Reviews & Giveaways!
Yay! My DIY Bedroom Nightstands are done!

ScanNCut: Storing Cutting Mats

"A place for everything and everything in it's place." is a motto I try to live by. I really love good organization and I think that's one of the things that's slowing me down in my quest to finish up my new arts and crafts studio. Now that the major furniture is in for the most part it feels like I'm doing a puzzle trying to figure out what I use most, where it should go that's most convenient, and how to organize it to it's easy to find, use, and put away. So far it's going well, it's just slower then I'd like.

One of my dilemmas is where to store my  ScanNCut® cutting mats. I started off with them in a basket, but it just looked messy with them slip sliding every which way. Then it dawned on me that I could punch a hole in them and hang them on a hook.  -So that's what I did!

The hole punch I used can cut through thick materials, so I was able to cut all my mats at once.

ScanNCut Mat Organization and Storage 1

I just stacked them up and used a binder clip to hold them together on the side that I wasn't punching.

ScanNCut Mat Organization and Storage 2

Then I just punched a hole into the colored banner that says "Brother" so that the machine wouldn't be effected by the hole.  I tested it and haven't had any problems with having a hole in my mat.
ScanNCut Mat Organization and Storage 2

Ta-da! There's the hole!
ScanNCut Mat Organization and Storage 2

After the holes were punched I hang them on a hook on the side of one of my cabinets.
ScanNCut Mat Organization and Storage 2

So that's how I'm storing my mats.  How do you store yours?



Book giveaway2


Sponsor: Brother International

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.