Tack Storage and Organizing

Since it’s “officially” Spring (nevermind the fact that it’s snowing outside) I’ve been in a spring cleaning and organizing sort of mood. Then again… this happens every few months or so. I can never keep things organized and if I don’t stop to do something about it it quickly becomes chaos.

The amount of stuff I’ve collected for model horse projects has gotten a little out of hand too. I have that “you-never-know-when-you’ll-need-it” mentality… which is good, I guess, if you’re actually using the stuff you’re saving!

Ah well. I went through a huge mound of fabrics last night and still have a lot left to go through. Everything’s sort of thrown in random places and it’s making me crazy.

One thing I have started to organize is my tack. Up until now I’ve been keeping all of it in an old shoebox. It was a good idea at the time. It didn’t cost me anything and was large enough to hold all my saddles and bridles. Unfortunately it turned out to be more of a hassle than anything else, as everything got all tangled together.

I came across these storage boxes at Joanns and decided to pick up a couple:

The nice thing about them is that they’re deep, which means my western saddles can fit nicely without being squished. The removable dividers are really nice too, so the bridles can be stretched out a bit without getting caught on anything else.

The hinges on the lids feel like they’re going to snap when opened… so I’ll have to be gentle with that. But aside from that I’m pretty happy with them.

It’s nice to have it somewhat organized now, instead of just a huge tangled mess of string and leather pieces. It’s made me realize just how badly my tack needs to be updated though. Most of my pieces are from several years ago… and I’d like to think I’ve learned some new things since then. :/

I still have lots of stuff to go through first. Perhaps when things are more under control I’ll get to work on those updates and unfinished projects. 🙂

One thought on “Tack Storage and Organizing

  1. Gorgeous! I drool over organizational tools almost as much as models. The removable dividers are nice… in the past I’ve just attacked thrift store storage boxes with my dremel to make the size nook I wanted. Your way is much neater looking 🙂

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