Wednesday, 26 October 2011


It's Wednesday and that means it's time for WOYWW - if you don't know what I'm talking about (is there anyone left that doesn't know?!) click on the link to Julia's blog and join in the fun.

Today I'm not showing my worktop space, but a new unit that I've got to house my Really Useful Boxes. Up until now most of my RUBs have been housed in the big cupboard in my craft room, which has meant that when I want something out of one of the bottom boxes I've had to move others to get to it, which isn't good for my back.

So, after much deliberation, I ordered a purpose-made unit to house the boxes. This had to be put together - loads of screws and bolts - I was helped by the lovely girl who comes to do our cleaning.

Now I can get to any box without moving the others because there are shelves in between. And now I've got room in the big cupboard to put other things that used to be on surfaces.

When I get time I need to sort out the boxes into an order that is more helpful (atm I haven't a clue which is where), but that will have to wait till next week because I'm selling cards at our church minimarket on Saturday and need to prepare for that - in fact, I need to alter some more notebooks and make some more sticky-note holders.

We've got the decorator in atm doing our lounge and inner hall, so we are in a bit of chaos (when aren't we?!) and we must be mad because we're going to have our bedroom and my craft room decorated in a couple of weeks' time which will mean clearing my stuff!

Hope I'll be back later with some crafting.


  1. This looks far too organised Hazel. Regardless of whether you can find what's in the boxes.

    Hugs to you and to John.


  2. Love your RUB store. I have a smaller version that sits under one of my work surfaces and it's really brilliant....but of course I like yours better cos it's soooo much bigger :-)
    A x

  3. Chris bought me one of these units last Christmas and it is just wonderful. Now my papers are safe and don't get dog-eared like they used to. All my boxes are labelled and it is so easy to get at the one I want. I'd love to have another one, but i really don't have anywhere to put it!
    Kate x

  4. It's always exciting when you have something new to organize your stuff! That's great storage! Patsy from

  5. Lovely new storage have fun organising it all :)

  6. The RUB unit is perfect. So nice to have everything neatly organised.

  7. I am a RUB fan but wish I had space for one of those units. It's amazing and good for the back eh!!
    Hugs Joanne xx

  8. Well done for getting your RUB unit sorted out. My room is a shrine to those units, with a worktop above them all round the room.

  9. That's a great storage unit Hazel, everything will be at hand now and much easier for you to get to, too!

    Brenda 83

  10. Now that is a good idea Hazel, and of course because you have the coloured RUBs, it looks fab!

  11. Oooooh Hazel, I WANT one!!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

  12. I love your system!! Happy late WOYWWED!

  13. Oooh - I'm envious! I LOVE those units from Storage4Crafts but I can never afford them (nor do I have space at the mo!). You should have included a link for people to follow to get their own! Good luck with selling your cards...

  14. I get tired of looking at my desk every Wednesday too lol, but I do have different projects on it, love the colours of your boxes


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