My diy rolling organizer spilled in the street. I think that it's time to buy a good craft caddy/tote to keep my beads, jewelry making, polymer clay and scrapbooking supplies safe. Even though I'm cheap, I'm not stupid enough to risk playing in traffic again to retrieve my tools!
After lots of research I think I've found a good rolling toolbox. But I'm not sure, tell me what you think. I need some input before I make my final purchase.
I decided that I had to set some basic criteria. And they definitely weren’t being met by my old my old craft caddy arrangement!
I have to admit that it was one of my brilliant cheap organizing ideas - a Rube Goldberg contraption made with duct tape, a cardboard storage box, several smaller polymer clay safe divided plastic storage containers, a rickety grocery cart and bungie cords. Try not to laugh too hard!
My new craft travel bag requirements are that they be:
After doing a lot of research I’ve come to the conclusion that you won’t find sufficiently rugged totes at the big craft stores like Michaels. Go to your local home improvement store or search Amazon in the Tools and Home Improvement category. And my pick there is...
The Bostitch is made for hauling building contractor's tools but it's great for traveling to clay, beading, jewelry making and scrapbooking classes or conventions! Organize your craft items, and then head out to clay play day.
This rolling tool box can be separated into 2 parts: Overall measurements are 13.6 x 30.6 x 19.2 inches. Used by many polymer clay artists at retreats and classes and it would make a great rolling organizer cart for teachers too!
79% of purchasers gave it a 4 or 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5.
The Bostitch 19802 prices have been fluctuating a lot. I think it depends on trade wars and tariffs. So keep checking the latest sales prices your patience might pay off.
I think that this will make my crafting travels less stressful and definitely safer. Maybe yours too! Do what I’m going to do, get the Bostitch BTST 19802 Rolling Tool Box for yourself. Put this rolling organizer on your birthday or Christmas wish list.