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chetpunisher 02-23-2013 08:29 AM

Family Friendly Organizer???
 
I'm just getting back into fly tying. We are in a small house and we have a three year old and a new baby on the way. I'm looking for some cheap ways to organize my materials for quick access. Would like some suggestions. Thanks.

okuma 02-23-2013 09:17 AM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Chet,
We need for info about the house. Example...is there a basement to set up in? A spare room or possibly an empty closet? Possibly a small outdoor shed if you live south enough to not deal with cold?

jaybo41 02-23-2013 09:18 AM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Congratulations on your new addition. I use something like this:

Staples® 5-Drawer Organizer | Staples®

Placed right by my bench, my materials are tucked away until I need them. As your materials collection grows, just add another. Dubbing goes in a separate plastic storage box.

chetpunisher 02-23-2013 10:24 AM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Small house, Michigan Basement, not finished. I was thinking of just getting a bunch of small disposable tupperware. Not a ton of room. I have a base vise, so being able to transport to the dining room table and unpack and repack would be very useful. I can't be alone in this situation can I?

Baby is due in June. Thanks.

jaybo41 02-23-2013 11:22 AM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Something like this, but maybe larger should work.


Rip Tide 02-23-2013 11:48 AM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
I use an old dresser/bureau with shoe box dividers for a lot of my materials :o
And if you got a youngin', then you're probably just recycling quantities of these handy things

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/DM-Resi...0&keep_ratio=1http://www.paper-machinery.com/compa...Co_Ltd/014.JPG

fredaevans 02-23-2013 01:03 PM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Room dependent (floor space) find a 'cheap' roll top desk. Everything tucks way, as close to 'kid proof' (lock the roll down, etc.) as you can get. Shove the important stuff aside and you have a work station for a lap top and ..... paying bills .....:o

Got mine well after 'kids' but two very curious cats .....:rolleyes: Neither chewed anything, but God did they love to use the 'stuff' as a play toy.

cgrphoto 02-23-2013 03:27 PM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
I found plastic organizers at Harbor Freight Tools for 4 bucks apiece. Organize hooks, beads, thread, etc. You can remove the dividers for feather storage!

24 Compartment Large Storage Container

Flyfisher for men 02-23-2013 03:40 PM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
Quote:

I use an old dresser/bureau with shoe box dividers for a lot of my materials
If you really are short on space, you could stash the kids in the bottom drawers.:D

My mom (who grew up in the Great Depression) did tell my sister once when she was looking for a crib to use the bottom drawer of a dresser till they could find a decent one for her new baby boy--just open it, set the little guy in on some good padding, and he'd sleep. Worked just fine.

sandfly 02-23-2013 04:09 PM

Re: Family Friendly Organizer???
 
I have used this in the past for my portable setup, even holds light and vise
Stanley Hand Tools :* 018603R *-* Stanley® 2-in-1 Mobile Work Center


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