Thursday, February 19, 2015

Organizing Your Planner Supplies, Part 2 - Washi

In Part 1 of this series, I showed you some of the ways bloggers and other folks have organized their pens. This week’s post is about organizing Washi and other tapes. Once again, I will be referencing one particular Pinterest board - “Planner- Organizing Your Supplies"   

What is Washi? “Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts. Origami, Shodo, and Ukiyo-e were all produced using washi. Washi was also used to make various everyday goods like clothes, household goods, and toys as well as vestments and ritual objects for Shinto priests and statues of Buddha. It was even used to make wreaths that were given to winners in the1998 Winter Paralympics. Several kinds of washi, referred to collectively as Japanese tissue, are used in the conservation and mending of books.” 

The problem with Washi is that it is addictive. You cannot have just one roll. Or two, or three, either. Then the issue becomes storing it. Previously posted at, an inactive site, this person is a true addict:

This planner decorator stores Washi in plastic divider containers on the top shelf of an IKEA RÅSKOG Utility cart..

Blogger Jen, from iHeart Organizing, stores her Washi in a divider inside her desk drawer for easy access.

Virginia, of Fynes Designs, bought a video store rack for $10 and converted it into a ribbon storage rack. Her husband added rods to the top for even more storage. I know this one is for ribbon spools, but it could just as easily be used for Washi spools.

My Washi is in plastic storage boxes I bought on clearance ($2.50 each) at Wal-Mart. How do you store your Washi?



P. S. I was asked what my Washi is stored in. It is in containers similar to these.