Storage at Ace

General Storage Policy

This policy applies to all storage at Ace Makerspace in addition to area-specific policies.

  • Ace does not provide long-term storage.
  • Basic Member Storage is available for free to members for two weeks. Exceptions to the two-week storage limit can be made for the following cases:
    • Active projects. Projects that you are returning to work on at least every two weeks and that have a somewhat predictable end date.
    • Tools you consistently use
    • Materials in bin storage that are cycled regularly for production purposes
  • To get an extension you must apply for it. Learn more here
    • Expired (red-tagged) items are not eligible for extensions in most cases. Apply for the time you need up front, please.
  • ALL items at ACE must be tagged with the relevant tag. See How Tags Work below.
  • ACE is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.
  • All items in materials bins is available for general member use. See room by room storage guidelines. 

What NOT to do

  • DO NOT AT ANY TIME PILE THINGS IN CORNERS or anywhere else besides designated storage areas
  • ACE and ACE storage cannot be used as a drop-off exchange location for folks to trade, sell or give things to other members/people. DO NOT LEAVE STUFF HERE FOR OTHERS TO PICK UP.
  • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WASTE MATERIALS HERE. See Trash

The new policy is being phased in starting 2-1-22. It takes 100% effect 3-1-22. 

Summary of changes:

  • No more re-dating blue tags. Two-week limit on storage. If you need more time get an extension approval (Gold Tag) before the blue tag expires.
  • No glue up on the black shelves or on the floor in #113. New tables have been provided.
  • Stored items will now be moderated daily and purged 1x per month rigorously. 

Note about extensions. You must have an approved storage extension (Gold Tag) on file to get extended storage privileges. Storage extensions are unlikely to last more than 8 weeks for project materials but will be granted on a case by case basis. Fill out this form to request an extension. 

Storage Extension Request Form

Storage Policies for Members

Bike Storage

February 10, 2022

There is bike storage in the back room of suite #113 shown below Day use only No big trailers Member and guest use okay The… Read more

How Storage Tags Work

February 10, 2022

We have Four types of tags used to manage stored goods at Ace Makerspace in dispensers in every room. Extra tags are stored on the… Read more

Lost and Found

July 18, 2019

There is one Lost and Found bin. It is in Basic Member Storage (Suite #113) on the bottom shelf of the bin storage. Attach a… Read more

Trash

July 18, 2019

There are recycling and trash bins in each room. Recycle responsibly. Trash can be taken out to the dumpsters in the loading dock. Recycling goes… Read more

Room By Room Storage Information

Basic Member Storage in Suite #113

February 10, 2022

The shelves to the right of bike storage in #113 are considered basic member BIN storage. If your stuff can’t fit in a bin don’t… Read more

Storage in Clean Fab

February 10, 2022

The bins in the far left section of the shelving unit shown below All goods must fit in a bin with the lids One bin… Read more

Storage in Coworking

February 10, 2022

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Storage in Laser

February 10, 2022

The shelves to the left of the laser shown below are basic member storage No waste board especially in the bottom (see photo below) All… Read more

Storage in Metal

February 10, 2022

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Storage In Textiles

February 10, 2022

Currently we don’t have any designated Basic Member Storage in Texiles, though members can us the Coworking Basic Member Storage. Read more

Workshop Storage for Members

February 10, 2022

The etiquette and situation with lumber and workshop project storage is complex but the policy is the same everywhere at ace. . There are several… Read more

Storage Operations How To Guides

How to do a Basic Member Storage purge

August 5, 2019

Storage is moderated daily for safety and proper storage, 2-3x weekly for tag dates, and 1x monthly Daily Moderation Check that all stored goods adhere… Read more

How to update Storage Tags

July 17, 2019

This is how we update tags from an operational perspective. This work is done by leadership teams, staff, and trained volunteers. The general principle is… Read more

How to cull laser materials storage

July 14, 2019

Culling and cleanup of the laser materials storage shelves including all shelving and the bottom bin. Culling and tagging is done according to the storage… Read more

Storage Tools

Storage FAQ

Q: If I get an extension can I add materials to the bundle and pile for more projects?

A: Be reasonable and don’t bogart space. Adding a reasonable amount of stuff so that you can make your awesome thing is fine. It won’t be extended your Gold tag date though.

Q: Can I have more than one project with a blue tag going at at time?

Yes! Making things is awesome. And sometimes folks have a project and then a bin of tools. Follow the etiquette of the area you are storing your things in… even if you are sewing, woodworking, laser cutting and doing electronics. 

Q: If I have more than one project going do smy approved extension apply to all of them?

A: Umm. No. One extension per project (aka Blue Claims Tag). And yes we know how long stuff is there… even if you swap your blue tag. Gaming the system is not respectful.