As much as I love paper, storing it can be a real a challenge. You may remember that I bought this armoire to store craft supplies, including paper:
In order to solve both of these problems I decided to buy 12" x 12" stackable paper trays, which would store my paper but keep it more visible. I ordered 20 stackable trays but I knew that I would need something to set them on so that I could see the paper in the bottom tray without laying on the floor.
Luckily I found a table that was small enough to fit in the space but large enough to hold the trays. I actually found two tables - and I have no idea what I'll do with the taller table but it was so cute I just had to have it. Here's a look at both tables:
Cute, right? I'm not crazy about the color of the taller table but once I decide where I'm going to use it I can give it a quick coat of paint and it will be awesome. The shorter table is the one that I bought for my stackable paper trays.
I sorted my paper by color or theme and when the trays arrived I was excited to get that corner of my room looking better. Here's a look at that corner now:
As you can see, the table fits perfectly and the trays are almost all full. To be honest I have a lot of paper that's not in these trays - tablets of paper that I haven't taken apart. I still might do that, but I kind of like having those tablets all in one piece because it's nice to have a whole tablet of coordinated paper for larger projects. We'll see, I may end up taking them apart yet. I was able to fit one of the plastic drawer units under the table and the other two fit nicely under my desk.
Freeing up a whole shelf in the armoire allowed me to fit some miscellaneous supplies inside rather than piled on the floor. Now that I'm more organized I hope to actually get some crafting done!