Thursday, 22 October 2009

Finally Organised!

I love promarkers, don't you? I hated them at first (I hear your shocked gasps, lol) but now that I have finally figured out how to actually use them, I love them! The biggest problem has always been finding just the right colour from a disorganised heap of pens - a problem no more!

I went on to the popular auction site (you know the one) and got these clear pencil cases for 99p each. I measured the pens first (15cm) and found that there were a lot of 16cm and 17cm high pencil cases available. Factoring in the thickness of the pens I opted for the 17 cm size (23cm wide), and 15 promarkers fit snugly inside. Of course all I have to do now is to figure out what order makes for the best arrangement!

Oh, I know that in the pic it looks like these cases are clear on the front and brown on the back, but they're actually clear on both sides, it's my brown floor showing through from behind! :o)

16 comments :

Charlie said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Hels said...

I thought these were clear on the front and brown on the back until I realised it was your brown floor showing thru...fab idea for storage...now, what is that auction site called? ROFL x

Dorothy said...

Great idea Dan!
I am kinda wierd and sort my colors in rainbow order. (roygbiv)
-d

Joy said...

A brilliant idea Dan I have loads of Copics that need orgaising and I'd never thought of using 'pen' cases!! xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I was the same (I have Copics); hated them. Then took a good look at the nuber reference system, reorganised theminto colour batches that made sense and now Ilove 'em..they work! Great storage..at east too whenfull up the pencil case is relatively rigid..havng them all roll around and out of sensible order drives me nuts! I don't have an OCD promise!

misteejay said...

Such a good idea - better than the actual cases produced by Letraset which are black & grey and only hold 24 pens - 1) you can't see the content of the case 2) they are quite bulky and 3)they cost £10 each.

Toni :o)

Sid said...

Well Dan, for someone who didn't like ProMarkers you certainly have a few now ;-) !! Great storage idea though - must make choosing a colour a treat instead of a nightmare.

mckinkle said...

What a great idea and such a great buy!
Keryn :D

Andrea said...

thanks to your organisation I to have these great clear cases and very very cheap they were to and yes my pens are actually all organised in them also, most likely not in good colour order x

angelamclean said...

Great storage idea! As someone who has only just started colouring in stuff I've not progressed beyond the basic felt tipped pens... Promakers, Copics... gosh, must go google.
Angela xxx

Sole` said...

Thanks for telling us. I'm going to look for some now. This would be handy when going to a crop. 1 bag for pens, 1 for markers, 1 for stickles, 1 for glues, 1 for decorative scissors.

Sole` said...

Can you post the link to where you got these?

Tilly said...

Great Idea Dan, They look very easy to use and to find what you want, think i might have to blag your idea lol x

Karen said...

They look fab, Dan, you'll have to show us how to use them properly so that we can love them too....lol
Hugs
Karen

Sally said...

Now that's what I call organisation - mine are just in a box! Must visit that auction site!

Cazzy said...

Dan, please come round and organise my craft room, please, please.....

Cazzy x

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