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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by MsGF

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!



I'd probably keep the husband (could be handy - cooking for kids while I'm at work, baby sitting, cleaning up, washing the dishes, carrying heavy cakes, delivering) and would just get rid of his stuff. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif
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post #17 of 31

I have a million gadgets too!

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post #18 of 31
I too have those bins from Walmart that have the little wheels on the bottom. Right now, I have two that are stacked on top of each other. Above that, my boyfriend built me some shelving for larger, heavier items like baking pans, and ingredients like flour and sugars.

I love my bins because each drawer is for something specific like all my fondant tools, another is for all my food colorings, sprinkles, extracts, etc.
post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by gmfcakes

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.




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post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by dawnybird

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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!!



No, they dont stack well at all! I put different sizes of the same shape pan inside each other, then I lay everything on its side in a taller clear bin (I think the one I have at home is 80L). If its on its side, you can easily pull out a pan without toppling everything over. Ditto for cakeboards... lay them on their side in a bin tall enough to handle that.
post #21 of 31
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Okay, you guys are cracking me up! I just needed some tips on organizing; never thought this thread would get so entertaining!! Getting rid of the husband to use his part of the storage space is hysterical! Cookiemonster, the tips about putting different size pans inside each other and standing them on end is great! Duh, I always put the matched pair together and of course they don't "nest" inside each other that way! I'm loving all these creative (and zany) ideas for dealing with the clutter that is our obsession.
post #22 of 31
I love the 12 x 12 x 5 (I think) clear containers from Micheal's that are intended to hold scrap book paper.

One contains all my spatulas and baker's blades another one holds my SPS plates and matching pegs, wood dowels, etc, another one holds all plastic cutters. I have smaller ones for my metal cutters, paintbrushes, wire cutters and wire, ball tools and foam pads.
post #23 of 31
I have LOTS of decorating tools, luster dust, mats, cutters, etc. The very best decision I've made is to invest in a Craftsman rolling toolbox (the kind you'll find in an auto repair shop). Mine has a lower rolling set of larger drawers and also another set of smaller drawers on top. I use the smaller drawers for things like tools, paint brushes, luster and disco dusts, and then as the shelves get larger I use them for bigger items like cutter sets, dragees and sanding sugars, impression mats, and molds. The drawers slide in and out easily, and everything is kept neatly stored where I can get to it easily.

I can't recommend this storage solution enough! It is lock-able and easy to move with the rollers. You can configure the Craftsman systems according to your needs.

They can be expensive but buy it on sale (I got mine right before Father's Day - it was a steal!). I've had mine for a few years and it has served me very well! There are a couple of brands so you have a few color choices as well. Mine is gray but you can also get stainless and red. I was just at Costco the other day and saw an awesome set that had bamboo faces.

Good luck!
post #24 of 31
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kryptonite,
Thanks for the link to that other thread! I was blown completely away by the organization!! Even if I had all of those things, I think I would sit there going "Now, which things to put together? How to arrange my things in all this cool stuff?" icon_smile.gif I would happily pay some organized person to do it for me!!
post #25 of 31
I've only been doing cakes for almost a year and the amount of stuff I have!! I am renting at the moment so don't really have my own space, most of my stuff is in a big tool box I got from bunnings
(a big hardware store in Australia). I seem to be out growing every box I get. When we buy our own house my boyfriend wants a shed to put all his toys in, maybe I should put in my request for the house next door lol I think when we do settle down in our own place I will get a set of shelves and do the boxes like most people, its such a simple idea!
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by owatto

I've only been doing cakes for almost a year and the amount of stuff I have!! I am renting at the moment so don't really have my own space, most of my stuff is in a big tool box I got from bunnings
(a big hardware store in Australia). I seem to be out growing every box I get. When we buy our own house my boyfriend wants a shed to put all his toys in, maybe I should put in my request for the house next door lol I think when we do settle down in our own place I will get a set of shelves and do the boxes like most people, its such a simple idea!



owatto,
Welcome to Cake Central! Lots of good people on here, willing to help out those of us who are still getting started. I just came back from WalMart with a boat load of plastic bins and containers. Let the fun begin!!
post #27 of 31
Besides the possibility of buying the house next door or getting rid of the husband to take his closet space there is the option of getting rid of one of your children.....by marrying them off and taking over their bedroom space! That is what I did. Her then fiance packed all her things and moved them out of state to where they were going to live about two weeks before the wedding. The next day I began moving my caking stuff in. I have to say I was astonished by how much stuff I had accumulated and had stashed all over the house here and there!

To organize the room I bought those 5 foot tall stainless steel storage shelves and lined them up side by side and around the room in every spot they would fit. I then went to the dollar store, Wal-mart, and Costco and got plastic storage bins of all sizes and got busy organizing. We had an old dining table in the basement that the kids used to play cards, etc. I snagged it and put it in the center of my room and voila! A place to work on my sugar art where it can dry and I don't have to move it around to use the table for other things. I LOVE my work room!

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post #28 of 31
OK, I am loving all the great organizing ideas, and love the lonk to wickedgoodies site, awesome pics. Lots of great tells, but no shows, where are all the pics cakers???? Hint hint icon_wink.gif
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by sfandm

OK, I am loving all the great organizing ideas, and love the lonk to wickedgoodies site, awesome pics. Lots of great tells, but no shows, where are all the pics cakers???? Hint hint icon_wink.gif



Frankly, I'm still a little intimidated about putting my cake pictures on just yet. I feel like I'm improving, but compared to the gorgeous, flawless cakes I see on CC, I'm a little shy about showing my work. I'm working up my courage though. Everybody was a beginner at some point, right?
post #30 of 31
I've been doing cakes for about 8 months and quickly started accumulating things! I eventually bought a 5 shelf unit, some of those racks for stacking the pans (I nest my 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6 together and put them upright in the rack) then use the small plastic rubbermaid storage unit with like 4 drawers for gel colors, clear plastic shoe boxes for cookie cutters sorted by type (flowers, shapes, halloween, letters and numbers et) and I'm still looking for new ideas! I like the idea of using the large totes for boxes and boards, I'm gonna have to do that next icon_lol.gif
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