According to the folks over at Scrapjazz, "pens have specific storage requirements if you wish to maintain them optimally." Here are some of their suggestions:
- Horizontally. Markers/pens that should be stored horizontally: marker-style pens, pens with writing tips on both ends, metallic pens or any pens that require that you shake it before using it. Storing these markers/pens horizontally will keep the ink from 'pooling'.
- Vertical. Ink pens such as gel pens, Zig Writers and similar pens should always be stored so that they are vertical, with the writing end down, cap on.
- Pencils can be stored vertically or horizontally. If they are stored vertically, place them in the storage container with the sharpened ends up. This way, you have less chance of the sharpened tip breaking off, requiring additional sharpening before use.
How you choose to store the markers naturally depends on available space, use of the item and personal taste. If, for example, you attend crops your storage choice may prioritize mobility. If you are like me, then I want a storage solution that is both cute and practical. LOL. So allow me to present to you a few samples of how other crafters store their markers/pens/pencils. I finish this post with my all time favorite idea for storing pens/markers/pens. It will blow your mind!
|Photo courtesy of Superally at Scrapbook.com |
|Photo courtesy of Christie|
|Photo courtesy of Patter Cross|
|Photo courtesy of Cheryl Horton|
|Photo courtesy of TimelyTeaCup over at Scrapbook.com|
|Photo courtesy of Leigh O'Brien|
|Photo courtesy of Angelina|
My all time favorite idea came from Karen over at Sew Many Ways. She used French drain pipes to create this beauty. Imagine all the cool stuff you can store in these babies. Ohhh . . . my head is spinning from all the possibilities!
Here are a few more cool ideas.
Thank you ladies for sticking with me throughout this very long post. I hope this information was useful to you.