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organizing your caking stuff??

post #1 of 31
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I wasn't sure where to post this question. Surely I can't be the only one with organization issues. I don't like clutter and disarray, but the more stuff I buy, the more my storage space gets crowded and piled up so that I can't find anything easily. I've tried several methods of organizing, but eventually it all ends up in a pile again.
Does anyone have ideas or tips you've used successfully to keep your tools and supplies neat and easy to find? I know there are thousands of organizer bins and containers, but unless you get the right ones, they just end up as part of the clutter!
post #2 of 31
SO true. P.S....the wilton organizer was a huge waste of money.

I have found the best way for me is to buy a bunch of those clear bins. I have them in a range of sizes. I also use ziplocs. My peony cutters are in a ziploc then in the large bin with all the others flower cutters (roses, sunflowers, etc.) Another container holds a variety of sizes of toothpicks & foam pieces.

I also have a small container on top of the stack that holds the tips I use most. All of these are stacked on a wire rack. This way, I can see everything. I have them stacked according to how often I use them.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #3 of 31
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I agree with you about the Wilton organizer. I bought it when I took the classes, but it's so limiting. Those are good ideas you had; thanks. I like the idea of putting the bins on wire racks so you can slide one out without having to lift off all the ones on top of it.
post #4 of 31
My favorite part about the bins is that I can change them up. If I get too many of something to fit...I switch them to a larger bin. NOTHING is wasted! So much more versatile.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #5 of 31
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Sounds perfect! Now I can't wait to go to WalMart!! Thanks!
post #6 of 31
I agree with using different sized plastic bins. I finally went out and bought a bunch last week and it is MUCH easier to find things now! I keep pans in a couple bins, boards and foil in another, etc.
post #7 of 31
I also just got some plastic bins but the ones on rollers so I can pull it in and out of my pantry and kitchen. I also used index cards and wrote down main things that were in the bin and taped it to the bin so I can see.

I put similar items together also.
post #8 of 31
You buy the empty house next door and have different rooms for pans, candy molds, dry ingredients, boxes and cupcake holders and stands, fondant and gum paste tools, finished gum paste flowers, 2 extra upright freezers to store baked cake layers and buttercream.

I'm surprised no one has suggested this obvious solution.
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by Apti

You buy the empty house next door and have different rooms for pans, candy molds, dry ingredients, boxes and cupcake holders and stands, fondant and gum paste tools, finished gum paste flowers, 2 extra upright freezers to store baked cake layers and buttercream.
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
i thought about it but when the Towenhouse next door to our home went up for sale @ $930,000.00 i thought - narrrrrrrr.. so i went and bought another two floor to ceiling bookcases and filled them with white boxes..... so now i have four floor to ceiling bookcases - filled with white boxes.... Plus all the Large plastic bins .....
Then of course there are the 2 floor to ceiling bookcases in the storeroom that are filled with large plastic containers and they hold all my glassware ....
I keep them seperate as i use those for *me* occassionally.

I'm surprised no one has suggested this obvious solution
Lolll, i really did - but the price was just a tad over the top icon_wink.gif ...and hubby said - NEXT DOOR !!!- your joking..... cheaper to build a second story on this place - lollllllllllllllllllllll

Bluehue
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post #10 of 31
I'm glad I am not the only one who is disorganized. Lord, it is shameful. I have 15 years worth of caking crap in various spots in my kitchen. Sunday evening I took it upon myself to try to organize some of the stuff I have and get it off the counters. I have clear shoe boxes that I purchased a while back from Lowe's. I was able to put some of the stuff in there. I also have large clear Rubbermaid totes with cutters and other tools. I saw that Wilton thing in Michael's. That wouldn't hold a fraction of what I have haha!
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by cookiemonster025

I agree with using different sized plastic bins. I finally went out and bought a bunch last week and it is MUCH easier to find things now! I keep pans in a couple bins, boards and foil in another, etc.



I never even thought about putting "big" things like pans and cake boards in bins! But those stupid pans never stack well and I've had more than one avalanche while trying to get them out!!
post #12 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Apti

You buy the empty house next door and have different rooms for pans, candy molds, dry ingredients, boxes and cupcake holders and stands, fondant and gum paste tools, finished gum paste flowers, 2 extra upright freezers to store baked cake layers and buttercream.

I'm surprised no one has suggested this obvious solution.



Apti,
That is screamin' funny! Hahaha!!!
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post #14 of 31
My master bedroom has a his an her's separate closets and I also have the his an her's dresser set. So I got rid of the husband (his) and filled his dresser with cake pans, every drawer. Ha Ha! LOL Shameful really isn't it?! but still funny and very true. His closet is full of clear boxes of organized stuff. icon_smile.gif I also have a spare room/office and it is full too. All organized, but full.

For me that was the obvious solution. LOL Ha Ha! icon_smile.gif

Something to think about. Have a great day!

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post #15 of 31
I actually own the house next door to me, but I think my tenets would get a little up set if I started storing my cake stuff there, there would be no room left for their kids!! LOL

I am like everyone else in that I have the LARGE clear bin and have them separated by what is inside. ie, gumpaste tools, molds, etc. I have yet to find a bin that is large enough to hold all of my pans, none seem to be big enough. My only problem is then where to store them. My first thought was that I was going to build a window seat and hide them under that, but now I have way to many for that, so I will just keep the main ones in that and have the rest on shelves in my laundry room. HTH
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