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HTV and Vinyl Storage in an Over the Door Shoe Organizer (Bigger and Better)

HTV, heat transfer vinyl, vinyl, storage, shoe organizer, over the doorA few months ago I shared my vinyl storage solution on the blog. Back then my handy dandy little bucket from the dollar store did the trick. After some custom orders, purchasing the extreme deal of 30 sheets of 24x24" vinyl from Amazon, and few other "I just have to get more vinyl" purchases the bucket just ain't cutting it.

Vinyl was literally spilling onto the floor and all over my desk(s). Scraps were taking over. Rolls were coming undone. I was ordering more vinyl because I didn't realize what I actually had because I couldn't find it or worse it was bent because I hadn't stored it neatly.

Perhaps my husband has a point when he slips into his hazmat suit to enter... (I'm mortified to even share this because my house is honestly very tidy with the exception of this one little space but...for the good of the blog.)
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Regardless I'm on a mission to make my craft room neater (at least for the next 8.5 minutes until I get into 12 more projects at the same time) and more organized and that starts with getting my vinyl stash in order.

A few of my fellow vinyl hoarders suggested an over-the-door shoe organizer as the solution to my vinyl woes.  I researched a few different shoe organizers and finally settled on this 30 pair Shoes Away organizer. 

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I picked this one for a few different reasons:
  • It has a lot of compartments. I have a lot of vinyl. 
  • The compartments are horizontal, but angled slightly upwards so the vinyl won't fall out. I just had a feeling the organizers with the vertical slots would cause my vinyl to look messy as it was sticking up on top of each other. 
  • The compartments are clear so I can easily see the vinyl without pulling everything out. 
  • It was on sale. 
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I started by rolling each roll/sheet of vinyl neatly and secured it loosely with a piece of painters tape to keep it rolled.  I know that not everyone agrees with storing vinyl in a roll (some prefer to store vinyl in a long flat container like this) due to the possibility of bubbles, but I have had no problems. 

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I put adhesive - glossy and matte - on the left side and all my HTV on the right according to color.

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I even slipped my contact paper along the top and put my transfer paper in one of the slots.

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And as for my scrap pieces...they're now in my vinyl bucket.  You can check out the tutorial on how I layered the 'Vinyl' label here!

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5 comments

  1. Any tips on how to flatten the vinyl or HTV? I've had problems with him having air bubbles in them.

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  2. your shoes or accessories right at your finger tips.

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  3. I just wanted to let you know that your link for the flat container is for a 6 pack and is about $70. I always buy from your affiliate links because your site is amazing and I wanted to let you know so you can change the link to a single container.

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  4. Can I ask how wide the brackets are that fit over the door. I have an older home and ran into a problem with an over the door unit that only fit new homes with 1-1/4 doors. Mine is about 1-7/8". Good an sturdy but...I would hate to order then have to return. Thanks!

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    1. just use command hooks to hang it if it doesnt fit

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