Reported by Stephanie Wheeler
After hearing rave reviews from my friends, and reading tales of organized embellishments across the world, I thought I’d take the plunge and buy a Clip It Up, what I think is one of the most innovative and practical ways to store scrapbooking and crafting supplies.
The Clip It Up is a vertical organization unit made up of one central column with an attached rotating metal ring. It comes in three sizes: a 18.5″ base unit, a 9.5″ upper tier and a 6″ mini tier (each sold separately). Each unit comes with a set of clips that slide on to the metal ring, allowing you to clip up your supplies. This makes them easily accessible as well as visible, allowing you to organize and flip through your stash of embellishments such as stickers, die cuts, ribbon, rub-ons and even brads and eyelets.
When ordering my Clip It Up, I decided that more space is always better, so I opted to order the base unit and the upper tier, giving me room for small embellishments on top and taller items like stickers on the bottom. The assembly was a snap. It probably took me a total of five minutes to get mine put together. Everything simply screwed together, no tools were necessary.
After a day of organizing and purging, my pile of supplies went from this:
making my scrap room much less insane.
For such a simple object, the Clip It Up provides a lot of practical organization in one spot. The fact that it’s vertical makes it perfect for storing on the floor, on a table or on a shelf. The rotation of the metal ring makes it really convenient as well, eliminating the need to shove supplies in a box where some might never again see the light of day. I highly recommend it for anyone who’s ready to get those embellishments out of a box and into view where they will be used and appreciated.
Although I would consider the Clip It Up to be one of my most favorite organization tools, it does have its drawbacks. For the price of $65+ for only one unit, it is disappointingly made of plastic. I would much rather have a unit made of metal that I know will last for years. It is also only available in single units, making it costly to expand.
- Super easy assembly, consists of very few parts
- Base unit comes with 80 clips and 25 tabs and labels for organizing
- Once assembled, makes embellishments easily viewable and accessible
- Holds lots and lots of product
- Made of hard plastic, not metal
- Only holds a 90-day warranty
- Price is high for a single unit
- Each tier is sold separately
- Tends to lean if not organized properly
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Rating: 8 out of 10
The Clip It Up retails at $65 for the base unit, $38 for the upper tier add on, $55 for the mini tier and extra supplies like clips and zipper bags vary from $4-13.
So tell me what you think! Do you own a Clip It Up? Do you love it? Hate it? Has it changed your life?