One of the crafting items we scrappers love the most happens to take up the most space—punches. Even though they take up space I know that I will probably never stop collecting them. So organizing punches is always in the forefront of my mind.
I have my punches stored in two separate places. The majority of the punches are stored in a drawer in my scrappy desk. This provides easy access while I'm scrapping without having to get up and retrieve them. The punches I use most frequently are stored in my tool tote on my desk top. I like to keep them in my tool tote so they travel with me to crops. I only have limited space in my tote, so they are my most favorite ones.
There are so many other ways to organize your punches—over the door shoe organizer, hanging them on curtain rods is a very attractive way to display and store your punches, or you could hang individual punches on drawer pulls. You could attach guttering from a home improvement store to a storage unit or wall for another creative solution. If you are lucky enough to have built in drawers in your craft room, they are the perfect spot for organizing punches.
You can store smaller punches with a spice rack or other furniture piece that has small, thin shelves. Some of the new punches on the market work really well with thin shelving. Martha Stewart Crafts punches all sit on end and look great displayed in a row. The slim punches that EK Success just released are lightweight and take up little space so you can fit them in a lot of different places too.
Hopefully these tips for organizing punches will help you manage your collection. Whether you have a lot of punches or just a few, there are a lot of ways you can store your punches and finding one that works for you and your space is definitely the best option. Whichever method you choose, I do recommend planning on a little space to grow…because somehow, no matter how many punches I have, I still find myself needing just a few more!