Weird topic alert.
Where do you guys keep your printer supplies? Do you have printer supplies? Maybe this is just me?
We have a lot of printers…a big crafting printer called the Pixma iP8020 and that one comes out only when I absolutely need it for a big project. I also have an all-in-one printer that I keep in my office (right now it is on the floor because my office isn’t put back together yet). And then we have little printers that I can use with my phone….ya know for the random iPhone picture that I want to wirelessly print. With all these printers, I have to have supplies….paper, ink and even random supplies like cords and things. I was thinking – where do people put all this stuff?! And is it normal to have pictures with your printers 🙂
That being said – we have a weird set up and maybe I need to tweak it. Maybe you can help make suggestions. Right now this is what we have going on. One printer is in the living room – just as storage because it is my big one and this big cabinet is the only spot I had to stash it. I pull it out when I need it but usually that means setting it up on the kitchen table.
The other printer is currently on our floor in the office because I am trying to figure out the office situation. Jeremy and I can’t live without an all-in-one printer (both for the blog and for Jeremy’s work and for things like printing projects for the kids school) so we had to figure out where we could plug it in and keep it for a hot second. I feel like my desk area would be the natural solution to where this needs to go but it means that I would need to build something custom.
We keep some of our paper downstairs (one stack near our printer and one stack of cardstock in a living room cabinet just in case the kids want to doodle!) and then also in some in the office but then there are a whole bunch of ‘other supplies’.
Other supplies would be the stuff that comes with the printer (like cords and accessories) and then also specialty paper (photo paper, large print paper, etc.) upstairs in our sitting room. See that cabinet on the far wall? It’s my go-to for all things printer.
On the bottom shelf there are four baskets with lids…..these baskets I got at ATHOME. It’s hard to find baskets that fit a certain size, even harder to find ones that have lids, and darn near mission impossible to get FOUR matching ones! So when I got these, it felt like heaven.
One of them is all ink, one is all photo paper (mostly 4×6’s and 5×7’s because that is what I use the most but then also specialty ones like square and sticker papers) and then one is all the cords and random accessories and the very last one has random electronics – our headphones and power cords and things like that.
Maybe I just need to take inventory of everything I have and then design something that would work for storing it all in one spot. That sounds daunting! Kinda like – hey go on a diet. Or hey go repair your roof. It’s like instant anxiety :/
So where do you guys keep your printer stuff? Do you like your system? Does it work? I love ours but the worst part is trying to find the right ink…but I would rather have it on hand than run out and have to go to the store with the kids. That isn’t pretty.