(Monrovia, California, USA.)
How do I organize / store my organza and satin gift pouches?
I have a ton of organza and satin gift pouches in two sizes.
I want a way to store all of them and organize / separate the sizes and materials of the pouches.
I also need it to be portable so I can bring it to flea markets.
I can’t seem to figure out this puzzle. Please help.
Keeping jewelry pouches organized
Whenever I take jewelry pouches to shows or home parties, this is the system I use:
First I sort out all pouches by size, material, and color. For example:
small blue satin pouches
medium blue satin pouches
large blue satin pouches (etc.)
Next, I put each of these sorted groups (for example, small blue satin pouches) into a ziplock baggie of an appropriate size (about 25 identical pouches per baggie).
Then I take all of the baggies I’ve just filled with small blue satin pouches, and put them in a 1- or 2-gallon ziplock baggie that’s devoted exclusively to small blue satin pouches.
I use a Sharpie marker to write on the bag what size (such as 3×4″) pouches are inside. (I can see the color and fabric through the bag, so I don’t bother to write that on the bag.)
I repeat this process with each size / color / material category of pouches.
Then all of the 1- or 2-gallon big baggies can go into a Rubbermaid tub.
For me, this makes for easy transportation – and the pouches stay very well protected from dirt, moisture, and the wear-and-tear that happens at shows.
Also, it’s quick to find exactly the type of pouch I need while packaging up customer orders!
Organizing Organza Pouches
by: Elsie La Boite a Bijoux
I also use 2 sizes of bags in diff colors – my system is a little less “organised” than Rena’s but it works for me – I have 2 plastic containers from Ikea the Small 1 L size box with cover which are quite deep – and I sort by color – I lay them in the box “narrow” side up like envelopes in a box, and this way I can grab whatever color or size I need and they stay “crisp and clean”. Hope this helps.
keep it rolling
by: Ann Nolen
It sounds like many of us think alike. I am organized but tend to be lazy about how much time I devote to it. I buy the organza bags at a show that comes through my area, and they are already in cello packs of 12 bags. I put them in a clear storage box about the size of a shoe box. No sorting needed, I can see them all. I keep lots of my supplies for my Booth in these same boxes, and can quickly pack them in my rolling, folding plastic box I bought at Office depot. That makes it easy to transport in my car, and the rolling box can stay under my Booth table during the show. Simple, but works great for me.
Yall are SO organized!
Wow … I cannot believe how organize y’all are! I put ALL my bags (I only use one color since the name of my company is “Lavender Lace” ;)) into a pretty basket with a handle.
I use the fun colorful expandable file folders you can buy at office stores. I put a tab at the top that says the size and file them all in there. When it is showtime I just grab and go.
I use one with supplies I need to restock my consignment case as well. Tags, ties, buffing cloth, bags, necklaces sorted by length, scissors, etc.
I aslo have one that holds all my different gauge wire as well. They are all different colors or patterns so I can tell which is which.
Another vote for expanding files!
I only use one size of fabric pouches, so it’s not so hard to organize them, but I do use the expanding file for my wire, by gauge. It works GREAT! My wire vendor sells lengths twist-tied to keep them together, and I put each bundle in a ziploc, with the gauge and temper right on it. This helps not only to keep it organized, but if I happen to be out of a needed gauge, I can usually just go to the next section (next gauge up or down) for similar substitution! My file is plastic, from Walmart, and like the cardboard ones, it has an elastic band around it. I got one with lots of sections – works great! I’m sure this would be awesome for pouches too – by color/size, whatever works best. I’d still keep them in ziplocs to keep them clean and flat, unwrinkled.
Organizing Organza Bags
by: Cheryl Feyen
I also sell at flea markets and craft shows. I Have several sizes, colors, and fabrics of bags. I keep them in a ‘treasure box’ and let the customer pick through and choose one. The customers love going into the treasure box. I have several of these boxes in various sizes for different products. I’ve gotten them at JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby and Family Dollar. I keep another ‘treaure box’ full of the various ribbons and cords I offer to string the customer’s pendant on. I also display pendants, gemstone chip strands, cell phone dangles, and other things in them. They always attract attention. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to tell people they weren’t for sale! LOL
Are you nuts Cheryl!!!! Everythings for sale, LOL, for the right price \o/
Monica Lewis Designs
I use the large binder clips from the office supply store. I keep them organized by size. They are easier to keep together this way especially if you only have a few of one size. Yes, everything is for sale 😉
Organza Organizer. 😉
I picked up the most handy cart at Cosco. Its got a medal base and legs and has about 7 extremely handy plastic drawers. It sets my cash register right on top w/ my credit card machine and I use the drawers for my organization bags, tissue, pens, and whatever random stuff I need. It looks tidy and even has wheels!! Light weight and u can leave your stuff in there no need for repacking just restocking. Just have to make sure your drawers are secure when traveling and tour set! Hope this helps, have a wonderful day!! 🙂
Bead Em Up!