Clip It Up! by Simply Renee Upper Tier Extension Kit

Reported By: Morgan Novak
I fell in love with the Clip it Up! by Simply Renee back when it first came out and quickly bought the Base Unit and Upper Tier and loaded them up. Over the next few months I realized that, although I’ve seen people store all manner of cool things on the shorter Upper Tier, it didn’t really work for my own personal storage needs
because what I wanted stored on the Clip It Up! most was my Thickers and other large title alphabets. I ended up buying a second Base Unit and that was working out pretty well for me, other than the large footprint two Clip It Up’s have.
Then, lo and behold, I found this little beauty on the internet!

I was thrilled! Because I had kept my discarded Upper Tier in the back of my craft room closet I would be able to bring it back out and extend it to the same height as the Base Unit!
Needless to say, as soon as the package arrived I ripped right into it and got ready to re-assemble my Clip It Up! When you open the box you will find; a 6″ extension pole for your Upper Tier and a replacement pole for the bottom of your Base Unit. This replacement pole has a wider base so your Clip It up! can support the extra height without wobbling.
I couldn’t believe that there were just 2 pieces, and therefore just 2 easy steps necessary to customize your Clip It Up! The instructions are on the side of the box.

It only took me about 5 minutes to re-assemble the new version and in the end, both my upper and lower tiers were the same height, enabling me to have two levels of Thickers and alphabets (yes, I am aware that I have a Thickers problem). Here is what my desk space looked like before and after I used the Upper Tier Extension Kit, along with one of my old Upper Tiers.

  • Allows you to store two Base Units worth of supplies in the space taken up by only one Base Unit.
  • Assembly was super quick & easy.
  • Enables you to easily store more of your longer craft supplies.
  • Can be used to store just about any type of craft supplies.


  • Even with the new broad base pole the unit is still a little shaky, but nothing unmanageable.
  • The Extension Kit ($20), along with the Base Unit ($65) & Upper Tier ($38), are a little pricey but easy to find on sale.
The Clip It Up! Extension Kit from Simply Renee for Simple Solutions is available for purchase directly from their website for $20.

I totally love how much space this simple little Extension Kit has opened up for me (about 2 feet) and how drool-worthy my alphabets look in two layers! yum! It’s clear that I personally have a Thickers addiction, but what would you use the extra height to store?

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3 Responses to Clip It Up! by Simply Renee Upper Tier Extension Kit

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    rush January 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    wouldn’t it be kinda cool if this could be mounted UNDER a shelf??? this would give you another square foot or so of more desk room! and still keep the apparatus at your desk area.

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    Katherine January 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    WOW rush! What an AWESOME idea! I am definitely going to investigate the possibilities of under-shelf attachment! I’m thrilled with the extension kit idea because I organize my Cricut cartridge collection on my 2 tier unit but the top group always drags on the bottom group. I’ll be ordering the extension kit today. : )

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    ScrappinmyGirls January 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Loved your posted. I think your Thickers collection looks awesome on the extension.