Saturday, October 11, 2008

Zipper Storage


Last weekend I was doing some organization and came across my box of zippers. It was a steal I found on eBay over a year ago, but the problem since has been how to store them. Until last weekend they were all banded together in a box, but it's a pain to dig through when you need a zipper to find the right color. Racking my brain to figure a better way, it occurred to me to put them on a hanger and band them together by color. They can't fall off the hanger and now I can see what I have very easily.

My zippers are all the same length so I chose to band them together by color, but if you have lots of different lengths you could chose to do sort them by size or color. For now, all my packaged zippers (a bunch gifted to me by my neighbor) are banded (still in the original package) by length and style (regular, metal, & invisible).

3 comments:

Christina said...

Wow that's a lot of zippers! Very clever storage.

stacysews said...

Wow, that's a lot of zippers! What a great idea on how to store them, I'm not sure I would have thought of something like that!

Ruth said...

Melissa--A big congrats on the Sewing for Children contest! Who could resist that smiling face?! You deserve the win--I'm happy for you!