This week in my 20 Week Organization Challenge, I decided to organize my seed storage, in celebration of Earth Day.
To the left here you can see the many, MANY packets of seeds shoved into a little tin bucket and a re-purposed recipe box, as well as two bags of seed potatoes and some onion sets.
My original seed storage was in that recipe box. The seed packets were all alphabetized and filed in the box. But seeds take up more space than recipe cards, so the box filled up quickly and was soon overflowing into paper bags, baskets and that little bucket there. Many of the seeds we ordered this year came in packets that were a bit too big to fit in the box anyway. And, with spring planting upon us I have been struggling to find everything I want to plant and I’ve even run across seeds that I bought last year that never made it in the ground because they had gotten lost in the shuffle. I needed a new storage system, stat!
I wanted a storage container that can keep the seeds dry and dark, is well organized, and that all the packets can fit into easily. I considered a basket, but I really wanted something with a lid. In the end I settled for a photo storage box. It’s paper board and I got it from Hobby Lobby for $4. It was supposed to come with twelve dividers, but there were only six, so I made a few more from some extra folders I had laying around.
Here’s what the seeds look like now. I have a feeling this will get tweaked over time, but it’s much better than it was!
What have you organized this week? Are you planning to do anything in the coming week?This post is part of the Organizing Junkie blog party! Check out here drawer organization this week. I’m getting up the gumption to tackle my drawers soon. Stay tuned! To see what I’ve done in the last eight weeks, check out my other 20 Weeks posts!