Sunday, October 23, 2011

Urge to Purge Craft Room clean up: DAY 1

Welcome to Day 1 of my Urge to Purge challenge.  I am thrilled at the response I received yesterday!  I am happy to be on this journey with some of my favorite crafty friends.  Join in whenever you wish.  Have a busy day?  What about choosing just one drawer to go through?  Whatever you can handle:  a 5 minute drawer, a 15 minute shelf, a 30 minute cabinet, whatever.  Let's just do something every day to de-clutter.
   Day 1:  I have a busy day today, so I wanted to start with a 30 minute clean up.  Here is this cabinet BEFORE:
 The top shelf (left side) are my base cards and envelopes and a box of hand-made cards from card-making friends (right side).  The second shelf are my rub-ons.  The third shelf is colored cards and envelopes.  The bottom contains most of my Stampin' Up patterned papers and supplies.

  I turned on Netflix and started one of my favorite episodes of Glee (you might want to play a favorite CD or DVD or a book on tape...let's make this fun!)  I consolidated my cards and envelopes of the same size and color (top shelf) and tossed scraps.  I re-organized the rub-ons and the other cards and envelopes.  Mixed in the Stampin' Up supplies I had several cards that I had made and saved to reproduce.
Okay, so maybe it doesn't look a lot better (I am a craft supply hoarder), but my trash can is 1/4 full!  I also came across some 12x12 papers and some stickers that I no longer want, but I think my mom would like.  I am going to see her later this morning, so some clutter will be gone!

Bonus for me:  I found several cards that I had made with Stampin' Up products that I thought I would reproduce at some point.  Now I don't feel a need to reproduce them.  I put them in a pile on my worktable to add sentiments and ship them off to Operation Write Home.  Wahoo!  Another bonus was THREE projects I found that I had made.


What I learned:
In addition to my trash can and box for give away stash, I added a third container:  gifts.  I often save a project to re-create at some point.  Sometimes when I come across the project, I find that I am able to let go of my sample.  The three projects I found will make nice Christmas gifts!  How about that?  I am cleaning my craft room and preparing for Christmas at the same time :)

Friends, I look forward to hearing what you started today and any suggestions you may have for me :)

19 comments:

Amy said...

Good for you- the cabinet does look better and wait to go on finding Christmas gifts in the clutter....:)Amy

Smiley21 said...

That is such a wonderful idea! I've been trying to do this as well! I will join in!!! BTW - the cabinet looks good.

Julie said...

Loving this challenge of yours. I so need to clean, clean, clean and make myself purge! I like your idea of having a box for for give aways and one for gifts. I may just have to try that
Hugs,
Julie

bonnie said...

Awesome idea sweetie...tfs! ;) Hugs x

artfuldelight said...

Yay!! Good job June!! My organizational process is a bit different. Since I only have 2 tables I have to go through it little by little. I am going to try and post something later on it.

~amy~ said...

yahooo....look at you go! excellent work!

Court said...

You Go Girl!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good for you!! It looks AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Windy Hills said...

This is a wonderful idea and a little each day will yield alot in the end!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Glad that you get some work done here, I wish I could do that at one point, have a clean craft table!

Natasha said...

Great job. I bought a second table and spent time down in the scrap cave rearranging things and putting stuff away. I wouldn't say I purged anything, but I'm working on it. Made a pile of cards that need to be photographed for my Etsy shop, so maybe that is progress.

Linda said...

Wow June you had a productive day! Hey I have an idea for you. You can get these big sheets of that are magnetic. You get them at the hardware store. They go over heater vents. If you but them on the inside or outside of the door on that cabinet you could put all you Spellbinder die cutes. Well that is if you have them.I just see that space and think oh that could be used. LOL Love that cabinet.
You go girl. I think I will head to my room right now.

CARO said...

Good for you,June! I did my big weekend purge in July and it was such a feeling of accomplishment. I sold a ton of stuff (more than I want to admit) for $150 flat rate, donated a bunch and have oodles of great "what was I thinking?" stickers, tape etc. to keep my great nieces happy for a year or two... Love your cabinet! Staying tuned for the next episode. Caro

Shelly said...

June, What a fabulous idea! I will put myself to the challenge. I have a ribbon drawer that screams " I'm too pretty to look like this", it's just stuffed full. Funny thing...when I walk down the ribbon aisle at the craft store it screams "I'm so pretty take me home" HAHA what's a girl to do! You've got the right idea! :)
Have a great night!
Shelly

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Fabulous job! I started too and posted it on my blog! It's a lot more fun when you know others are doing the same things!

Linda R. said...

I really need to do this!!!

Carissa said...

Way to go friend. Organizing and purging of crafting supplies is a hard thing for a hoarder to do. I'm proud of you. You have inspired me to look through my stuff again. Do I really need all that paper??? Yikes, this will be hard.

Arlene said...

Way to go June! Looks great...

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi, looks lovely! x I have been decorating some storage that my hubby made me that I have been threatening to for some time x Leigh x