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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today's Tip! - Pen Storage That Will Keep Your Creativity Flowing

Pen Storage That Will Keep Your Creativity Flowing

Pen storage is important because it enables you to see what colors and types of pens you have in an instant. It also prevents you from making uneccessary purchases only to find out you have that color or type of pen at home lost under piles of other items.

Pen Storage Ideas and Products

  1. Acrylic Cubes - These are available at local office supply stores and are my personal favorite as I like to keep my pens horizontal
  2. Crop in Style - Pen Caddy - Holds up to 75 pens! It can also be folded flat for storage great for saving space! For the serious scrapper this is the way to go.
  3. Lazy Susan - Keep your most frequently used pens or those for current pages or projects on your desktop using a lazy susan. It is easy to switch out, takes up little space, and can double as a tool holder.
  4. Flower pot, vases, or old glasses - Anything interesting around your house can be used to keep your pen collection at bay. You can get a few of each and separate by color or type. It can add for a nice display of color if you have the extra space on a shelf or bookcase.
Pen storage is simple and can be done throught many things around your house and therefore is inexpensive. For the more serious scrapper a pen caddy is probably the way to go.


  1. I had purchased a used Creative Memories sticker binder with pages for 6" long stickers. I use that for all my pens! The binder flips open and the pens are beautifully laid out by type, then color. I have about 10 pages of pens that I cant take anywhere and the binder has a zipper close and handle on the spine - great for carrying.

  2. Oh, that's a good idea!!!!! I have that binder, too. Hmmmmmmm......