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What To Keep In Cricut Explore Air 2 Compartments

These ideas will help you decide what to keep inside the Cricut Explore Air 2 top and front door compartments.

One of the most fun things about owning a Cricut machine is buying all the fun tools and accessories that go with it. What I love about the Cricut Explore Air 2 is that it has two separate storage compartments for holding all your supplies. The top cup for easy access tools, and the front door hidden compartments for your other go-to essentials. If you aren’t sure what to store inside these compartments or how to organize them, here are 8 ideas to get your supplies off the table and into a forever home.

8 Ideas For Cricut Explore Air 2 Storage Compartments

cricut basic tool set for explore air 2

1. Basic Tool Set

The Cricut Basic Tool Set is something you probably use every single time you use your Explore, so it makes sense to keep the set with the machine. You can keep your basic tools in the top cup or in the front door compartment. And if you have extra tools and duplicates, you can store them in both places.

cricut pens stored in explore air 2 compartment

2. Pens And Markers

If you use Cricut pens and markers often, it would be really convenient to have them stored inside your machine so you can grab them anytime without having to go search for them. You can keep your most-used shades in the top cup and the rest inside the front door.

cricut explore air 2 storage for blades

3. Blades And Blade Housings

Aside from the magnetic strip for loose blades that’s already installed inside the front door of your Explore Air 2, you can also store your Cricut Blade Housings inside, too. There are two resting places to hold specialty housings like the fabric, deep point, and fine point blade housings.

paper crafting tools stored in explore air 2

4. Paper Crafting Supplies

If you make a lot of projects with paper, you have special tools and supplies that you work with often. The front door compartment of the Cricut Explore Air 2 is a great place to store those pointy tools safely. You can also fit a heavy duty pair of scissors inside, too. Bonus points because they’re hidden away from view so your spouse and kids aren’t stealing your good shears for cutting sticky duct tape.

sewing tools in cricut explore compartment

5. Sewing Supplies

The Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut fabric, making it a great way to design sewing patterns. The front compartment is perfect for keeping your basic sewing tools and supplies inside. They’ll be safely out of the way so you don’t accidentally stick yourself with a pin. And the top cup is a great place for a Rotary Cutting Tool and fabric scissors.

Infusible Ink pens stored in cricut explore air 2

6. HTV And Infusible Ink Supplies

If you do a lot of iron-on projects or Cricut Infusible Ink transfers, you can store all your essentials in your Explore. The top cup can hold your weeding tools, small lint roller, and scissors, while the front door holds Infusible Ink Markers, heat resistant tape, and microfiber cloths.

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7. Blade Replacements And Backstock

If you like to buy extra blades for all your cutting tools and keep them on hand so you can swap them out when they get low, you may want to keep them inside the front door compartment of the Explore. It’s a safe and closed-up place to hold all the sharp replacements, and you’ll never have to search for them when you need them. This is also a great place to store extra tools like specialty weeding hooks and piercers.

8. Custom Fitted Organizers

I have seen some really awesome custom-fitted organizers on Etsy and while I haven’t tried them out myself, I do think they’re a great option for someone who needs specific spots for certain things. Most of the organizers are made with 3D printers so they fit inside the compartments perfectly. This one is for the top cup and holds the basic tool set. And this one is for the front door compartment and it holds blades and housings snuggly.

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