I am sharing some simple vinyl storage ideas that you can efficiently use your vinyl scraps and save more money on craft materials and supplies. Learn how to organize vinyl sheets and scraps so that you can be more productive.
If you are crazy about crafts like me, you probably have a stockpile of vinyl sheets. Vinyl sheets can be used for indoor wall decals, jar labels, party decorations, home décor, and so much more. There are permanent, removable, and heat transfer vinyl sheets. Some of them look very similar to one another, so as part of organizing, being able to divide the vinyl in a way that makes them distinguishable between each other is important.
Crafting with vinyl can also be an expensive hobby as you need to purchase a lot of tools and other creative materials, so you want to be cognizant of reusable pieces that haven’t been used or weeded. Organizing your scraps can help ensure that you are making the most of the investment in your vinyl.
Learning how to organize your vinyl scraps will not only help you save more money (as you do not need to buy a new one), but it can also help you save time (as you can find them easily)…and a lot more.
Sort and Label your Vinyl Scrap Accordingly
There are many types of vinyl sheets, whether you are using them for your Silhouette or Cricut machines.
If you are using different vinyl sheets, make sure you organize them by use case. Create a space solely for the type of vinyl sheet being used, whether permanent vinyl, heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or removable vinyl. It is also best to identify what kind of vinyl scrap and sort them so you will use them so you will not get confused about their uses.
I generally will sort the non-heat transfer vinyl together in a bin. Heat transfer vinyl goes in a separate organization container next to my heatpress.
Separating by type (or can be by color) and putting labels on your vinyl sheet for your vinyl scrap storage will help you save more time as you do not need to look for your preferred vinyl sheets whenever you require them.
Keep the Vinyl Sheet Instructions
Did you know that the instructions that come with the vinyl sheets could be handy and helpful? It can help you understand how to properly use your vinyl sheets once you forget or barely remember how to use them. Remove the manufacturer instructions of your vinyl sheets stick them with your vinyl scrap organizer.
The craft room might get quite a mess, especially when it is constantly used. That is why having an organized craft room is vital, as having a messy one can affect your creativity or even sanity.
Having a great organization system for your Cricut and Silhouette materials and supplies can make a significant difference in your craft space as you can quickly recognize the type, color, their uses and know whether they are available or not. Get inspired with the following vinyl storage ideas you can use for your craft room organization.
Drawers are a great way to store files, folders, and many papers work. Vinyl sheets are also a type of paper, so it is ideal for keeping them in a drawer (especially the kind with many units.)
I recommend buying a simple, easy-to-like appearance that can be mixed with different styles and can be used to support a desk or standalone like an Ikea Alex Cabinet unit. Ikea Alex Cabinet has so much more to store and is a great storage solution even if you have limited spaces.
Here are some affordable options that you can get shipped fairly quickly!
If you get the Kallax unit, here are also some ways I organize other materials like stencil vinyl and transfer tape (upright):
Use a Scrapbook Album to Store Vinyl
When storing a lot of vinyl, repurposing scrapbook albums for storage can be a fantastic option. If you are buying one, it is best to get a scrapbook that is 12 x 12 dimensions as these is the exact dimensions of the most popular vinyl sheets.
A scrapbook with white paper inside it is ideal to use as it can divide the pages so you can store more vinyl scraps – one color or category on the front and another on the back of each page.
Having a divider page in your scrapbook is also great, so you can easily designate, place and identify your vinyl scraps. Categorizing them and adding labels on the side is ideal as it makes searching for your desired vinyl cuts easier.
You can sort or place your vinyl scraps by rainbow color order or by the type of vinyl scrap you are storing.
Use a Rack Roll Holder for Vinyl Rolls
Keeping your vinyl in the rolls is the easiest method to keep it. And lucky you, there are various options of rack roll holder you can choose from.
One of the best options is using a Rack Roll Holder. What is excellent with this storage is that it is easy to hang and can handle paper rolls both vertically and horizontally. Also, you will save more space in your craft room when you place or turn it on your wall.
File Hanging Folder
The most common method for keeping papers organized in desk drawers, filing cabinets, and file boxes is hanging folders. It is ideal for storing your vinyl scraps on this creative storage as it is functional, and it allows you to construct folders based on the material/supplies it contains and outside the file system in which it is stored.
Magazine File Holders
Cardboard, metal, or wood – the list can go on for the types of magazine folders. Whatever you have in your home or choose to purchase, it’s also an ideal vinyl scrap storage, especially if you are looking for something easy to move.
Like the magazine file holders, there are also various trays such as wooden trays, plastic trays, or metal trays. All types of trays are ideal for storage, but getting a stackable tray (any kind of material) has more advantages as they can help you save space for your craft room.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Organization
There are many ways to organize vinyl scraps, and you will be surprised as many of them are functional and creative. Some of the best practices are getting a scrapbook, drawer cabinet, file hanging folder, or looking for 12x24 roll storage ideas if you usually use 12 x 24 vinyl sheets. How you group or sort your scraps also affects the organizational system of your vinyl in your craft room.
To safely store your vinyl scraps, it is best to put labels on your chosen craft material storage to identify them once you need them quickly. Depending on your ideal organization system, you can also sort them by color or type.
Summary About Vinyl Organization
If you struggle to find room for all of your vinyl and craft projects, organizing them is one way to have a clean and bigger craft room space. Organized crafting materials (and the craftroom itself) also make crafting so much easier.
Having an organized craft room can also help you boosts your creativity. But owning a lot of supplies, such as vinyl sheets (and scraps), might result in a great deal of chaos that can lead to a messy craftroom.
But there are so much more benefits of having an organized craft room or craft materials. Having an organized system for storing vinyl scraps will save the environment (as you will learn to reuse instead of buying new ones), save you money (from not buying a new one), and save you from the guilt of just throwing your scrap away (and this can save and help our environment too!) .
I hope this provided you with tips on organizing your vinyl scraps for your Cricut and Silhouette craft cutting machine.