Scrap Rack
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Posted: 12/11/2013 10:16:33 AM
I was looking at the Scrap Rack's videos for organization. I think their method of organizing in the 4 categories makes sense but it seems that I would need a super large rack to accomodate all of my stuff... I think it is a good system if you don't have that much or are just starting out. Anyone actually convert their scrapbook room into this system?


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Posted: 12/11/2013 10:42:29 AM
I was trying to convince a friend that she didn't need her ScrapRack and she should sell it to me. She kept it.

I think the concept of them is great but I don't have enough room for one and I have way too much stuff to put in it.
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Posted: 12/11/2013 12:01:13 PM
I looked into it a bit, watched a bunch of videos and read reviews, because I love pretty much anything organizational. But honestly...I think it's ugly. It takes up a lot of room (like a big table top) and it's not pretty. It's not my thing.


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Posted: 12/11/2013 12:45:20 PM
I did and love it! I have a ton of stuff!! So in the end I have 5 bases and like 76 or so spinders. I can't have all my spinders on the rack at once and so a lot of them sit on the shelf. I just pull the themes I am working on and place those on the rack. Love it and have never looked back.
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Posted: 12/11/2013 2:33:41 PM
I did and had 2 racks. Just recently sold them.
I went with the categories they suggested and if you look for items in that way then the scraprack would be really benefecial. But I dont look for items that way. I keep like items together, not by color or type. I got very frustrated and took it all apart and prefer the way I have it now, so much easier to find, FOR ME.

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Posted: 12/11/2013 2:49:09 PM
I took a class they had at CKC a few years ago. I liked a lot of her ideas for organizing, but the Scrap Rack itself wouldn't fit into the space I had.

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Posted: 12/11/2013 3:24:27 PM
I bought one and love it as well. I think you can organize it any way you prefer. I actually have so much stuff I use it for flat items only and use my old sticker binders to store other embellishments by color. I have several methods for sorting different things like wood veneers in divided boxes etc. I do have a dedicated scraproom so that does allow me more space but I really do enjoy my scrap rack.


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Posted: 12/11/2013 5:02:47 PM
I bought one from a woman who was relocating from New York to Florida, she left her things in it as well, but there were a lot of sheets empty as well. I organized all of my things into it as well ( I didn't/don't have a ton of stuff.

I love the concept of it, but I am planning to sell the scraprack itself with the pages I didn't use. She also had the travel binder and I keep all the spinders in one cube of my wire cube shelf and just use the ones I need inside the travel binder which is perfect for my needs. This post reminded me I need to pull out the rack, spinders and pages and get them listed!

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Posted: 12/11/2013 7:02:41 PM
I have one with only one base and the 7 spinders that fit on i so it fits on top of a chest of drawers or on top of a rolling crate. I can pack it all up into the crate and take it with me if needed. Lately tho, I've been using kits, so I'm not using it.

I do use her system of organizing by color. I only put alphas and larger embellishments like borders, large flowers, stickers, chipboard in it. I have divided plastic boxes that I use for smaller embellishments,organized by color like she suggests. I also like the idea of using her project planner pages for organizing photos, paper, and embellies for layouts and I use the travel binder all the time.


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Posted: 12/11/2013 10:38:55 PM
I have one and I love it. I thought I wouldn't like it because I'm one of those people that really hates clutter and I like things hidden. I have it set up the way they recommend and love it. It really doesn't take up any more space then the way I use to organize. I found that now I use up my stuff a lot more. It is so easy to find things and quick that I actually use my stuff now.

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Posted: 12/11/2013 11:14:39 PM
I just finished putting mine all together and LOVE it. I really took my time organizing it and purged a lot of stuff that I will never use. I put a good 2 months into this project as I only wanted to do it once. I used her guidelines but also did it in a way that makes sense to me and the way that I scrap.

It took me a long to decide to do this system. Watched all of the videos and have a sister and 2 nieces that have been using it for a year or more. They all love theirs too.

So far I am thrilled that I am using this system. HTH



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Posted: 12/12/2013 8:57:22 AM
I LOVE the Scrap Rack!!

I have it organized by theme for about 3/4, the rest is non-themed by color (buttons, ribbons, brads etc.) The biggest issue is having the space to keep it set up. When I buy stuff it just goes into a bin. Then every few months I sort the stuff into the Scrap Rack. I also have some page protectors in there that I use for those special theme 12 by 12 pieces of paper that are so difficult to find when you finally get around to scrapping that special event/travel page.

Is it SO easy to flip through so that I can actually USE the things I have (which is quite a bit). If one of my dd's is doing a card or other project it is easy for her to just flip the pages to see what I have that she can use without knowing ahead of time what is in my stash.


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Posted: 12/12/2013 9:22:52 AM
Her Concept of organization and steps shes uses is very helpful and doable. But that Rack is just Gaudy and Ugly and way too cumbersome. But I do think it's a great tool for getting and staying organized.


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Posted: 12/12/2013 9:53:30 AM
I asked for the travel binder for Christmas. I'd like it to hold my small stash of Thickers, stickers, die cuts and embellishments like gems and enamel dots. I like using die cuts I've made on my Cameo, but they tend to pile up, so I'm hoping using the divided page protectors makes them easier to find and use.


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