LOM/Finding Photo Freedom Storage drawers?
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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:20:41 AM
I'm on the fence about taking this class, and while I'm teetering, I've been looking for the supplies. The storage drawers are my issue - the ones SJ suggests are pretty expensive - especially if I'm not sure I will love the system.

Has anyone found a good alternative? I know there are cheaper boxes, but I really like the idea of a drawer - much easier to access than a box. I know there are creative peas out there, so I'm hoping for a great solution (that's not $25 a drawer!)

Also, I saw a redone IKEA Moppe wooden box that I love the look of - but can't find the measurements to see if these drawers would fit 4 x 6 pics. So if anyone has these drawers, would you let me know if they would be big enough?

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:33:23 AM
I was on the fence about drawers too. I looked all over but the one thing I like about the drawers are the supports in the back that hold your pictures upright. It makes them so much easier to look through. I no longer follow SJ's system the way I did at the beginning but I still love my drawers. Absolutely the best thing I have done for my photo storage.

On the other hand, I know many people who did the same class session I did used the Cropper Hopper photo boxes with the different divisions in them. The people who used them really liked them.

HTH!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:46:42 AM
I use the jet max cube that is divided into 4 drawers. Works really well for 4x6 photos. It also made it really easy when I was putting a photo board together for my daughter's graduation party this summer.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:12:26 AM

I use the jet max cube that is divided into 4 drawers. Works really well for 4x6 photos. It also made it really easy when I was putting a photo board together for my daughter's graduation party this summer.


Exactly what I did! My dividers between categories are white 5x7 pieces of cardstock with colourful post-its on top indicating the category. This part of the system is my favorite part


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:21:40 PM
I took her class in 2011 and I am still using photo boxes as my category drawers. I hope to save up enough to get at least one of the file drawers SJ suggests, but a photo box or two will work without any major issues


keep in mind that the category drawer part of the system is really meant for "sometime" scrapping. How perfectly accessible it is really shouldn't worry you.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:37:27 PM
Thank you ladies!


I use the jet max cube that is divided into 4 drawers.

I have one of these and never would have thought to use them for photo drawers!


I was on the fence about drawers too. I looked all over but the one thing I like about the drawers are the supports in the back that hold your pictures upright.
I wonder if they sell those, so I could stick them in the cube?


keep in mind that the category drawer part of the system is really meant for "sometime" scrapping. How perfectly accessible it is really shouldn't worry you.

Thanks for this! Now I feel like I can really take the time to decide.

I may try to use the cube I have and then invest in the metal drawers if I really love the system. I *love* the look of them the best!

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:52:24 PM
I'm no longer doing LOM, but I am keeping my photos in chronological order in these boxes from Staples:

Globe-Weis 4" x 6" Index Card Files with Adjustable Follower

At $11.99 each box (that holds 1,000 photos), it's a real bargain! The box has a slider in it that adjusts to the number of photos I have in it. Love them! I separate the photos by month and/or event with 4" x 6" tab cards.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:53:22 PM
Thanks for the post about his product from Staples. I am participating in the class again this year. I have been signing up as an alumni for several years now. It always inspires me to keep moving forward with my pictures and my scrapping.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:27:27 AM
I took this class last time around, and bought second hand file drawers from a thrift shop....they are big enough to take 5x 7 photos too, so that's a bonus. I think I ended up with four drawers for $20

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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:48:14 AM
You could always buy a few cheap photo boxes on sale until you decide if you'll implement the system fully.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:49:21 AM
Another here who uses the photo boxes. They sit on shelves inside my Home Depot cabinet, with the lids off, so they function a bit like drawers. Like another poster said, I enjoy this aspect of the system best of all.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:38:12 AM
I used jet max cubes after reading the book and taking the course last time. I used Lego blocks attached together to act as a "follower"....took a block off when more pics were added....it wasn't ideal but worked well in the start when I wasn't sure if this is for me. When I decided this was working for me I invested in the metal drawers this past Christmas. In Canada they are very hard to find and cost more. Luckily for me they were clearancing them from an office supply in another province and I grabbed them! But they won't ship to my province so I shipped to my parents and hope to get them next month if they can visit. So complicated!

Just use what you have now.....like the other poster said the categories are for stories that develop later as you get more. But I love that part of the system.

HTH

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