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Old 04-27-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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My yarn storage method...
....it's a work in progress. I still have to work on the lower cabinet as there's stuff in there that needs to find a new home other than where it's sitting now. Maybe I need more CD shelves..

The cabinets are Ikea "billy" bookcases. The used to have CD storage inserts, but they no longer make them so I had DH measure the one we have and he made me 3 more to fit the yarn cabinet. Now it's all nice and pretty. I put glass doors on it and love it! The other cabinet just has the yarn sitting on the shelf at least for now, but it's organized.

The net thing to the side used to have a lot of yarn in it, but I found it a pita to try and find a specific yarn. I may still use it, but it'll be more organized.

The bookcase method is well worth the time and money spent! Click to see it larger with more details.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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Oooh, I love the new storage , especially the pic on the right of the skeins behind glass.
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I love it! There's only one thing that annoys me....not being able to read the titles of your books LOL. Reading and writing are my other obsession.
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It looks great!
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Originally Posted by Knit4Pie View Post
There's only one thing that annoys me....not being able to read the titles of your books LOL. Reading and writing are my other obsession.
Yeah, I'm an avid reader, too.

Let's see...... we've got Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Robert Crais, Christopher Moore, Jodi Picoult, etc, plus some random books and a bunch of knitting novels. That help?
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Yeah, I'm an avid reader, too.

Let's see...... we've got Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Robert Crais, Christopher Moore, Jodi Picoult, etc, plus some random books and a bunch of knitting novels. That help?
We have the same taste in reading material. Love your storage, too. I have the Billy units in my bedroom. They are great. Maybe i should get another for my stash. It's kept in the bedroom too in giant ziplock bags.
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Originally Posted by luvmykid28 View Post
I have the Billy units in my bedroom. They are great. Maybe i should get another for my stash. It's kept in the bedroom too in giant ziplock bags.
This is way better than ziplocs or bins because you can SEE what you have very easily and it's off the floor. The yarns are so colorful it looks great, too!

Note if you do doors... you can't put TWO sets on one cabinet. You have to get the long doors. I found out the hard way which is why there are books above and below the two cabinets.
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It's gorgeous!! Color me green! Looks like a yarn store.
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