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How To Make The Low Cost Inventory Storage System

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I posted a thread at www.hipgirlclips.com/forums: Home Made Storage Cube--Get My Ribbon Organized (http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/get-organized/80-home-made-storage-cube-get-my-ribbons-organized.html)

A lot of feedback received asking for the instruction. So here it is -- Store inventory in the most efficient way.

Step 1: Get the boxes

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The best place is uline.com. The boxes I bought are:

13X13X13 CUBE BOX 25/500 --$18 for 25 boxes

12X6X6 LONG BOX 25/900 --$8 for 25 boxes

25 cube boxes and 100 long boxes make 25 cubes.

Step 2: Assemble 13x13x13 cube boxes

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cut the flappers on one side. Black & Decker Cordless Power Scissors are used for this job (You can use any cutting tool you have).

Step 3: Tape cubes together

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Tape cubes together--front, back and side. Then put them against the wall.

Step 4: Assemble 12x6x6 long boxes which will be drawers.

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Cut out a square at one end of the box. 4 drawers fit in 1 cube. Please note how the drawers are put into the cube--the tapes show where the flappers are sealed--2 vertical and 2 horizontal. Otherwise the drawers will be too tight to slide.

Step 5: Load Inventories

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Load ribbons (or whatever your inventories are) in the drawers, write the description on the box and then slide them into cubes. Sort the drawer by alphabetic order for best result. Here is the article about sorting everything in alphabetic order:

http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=138&products_id=2341

Step 6: The cube without the drawers can be used for larger objects.

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No drawer boxes needed for larger objects.

Step 7: For smaller objects

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Use small containers to store small objects.

Step 8: How to get those small containers for free?

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These are tennis ball cans. Check with your local tennis club. You'll get hundreds of them for free.

Step 9: If the containers are full

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These cans are almost full so the box flappers (got a lot in step 2) are padded under the can's open side to prevent the hair clips from falling out.

Step 10: More pictures

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Here are more pictures.

Step 11: More storage tips

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Visit out website to view more storage tips and FREE how to make hair bow clip instructions:
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=138
 
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