Monday, February 04, 2013

Organizing my Spectrum Noir pens in the Ultimate Pen Organizer

I did, I broke down and ordered a complete set of these, all 14 trays, perfect for organizing all 168 of my spectrum Noir pens. Once I cascaded them together with two trays next to each other, I started filling it with pens.  But since I'm a practical sort at heart, I decided to search and see if I could find how someone else had put all their pens! Why re-invent the wheel, if someone had put their pens in a way that made sense to me.  I did not find anything. So here is how I did mine, just in case my way makes sense to you and saves you a bit of time.

Here are all my pens at a glance.  You can click on the picture for a larger image.  You will note that the JD (greens are sitting in the first row going down of the second tray. I actually moved the pens around quite a bit to figure it all out. At least for me, finding the pens is now pretty intuitive. If you are wondering about the white thing under the trays, I just placed that there so that I could move the trays from one table to another for taping! You will find a video I made at the bottom of this post!

Here is the left side with the greys, the blues and the tans:

Here is the right with the pinks, reds, oranges, and purples:

And here is the middle where I placed my greens to split the two sides visually:

As promised here is the video explaining the where and the why of my pen placement:

Before I forget, this storage system works for a number of markers, copic, pros as well as other items such as cosmetics. I really hope that this will have helped someone and saved them a bit of time!  

Have a great day,