Friday, October 28, 2011

Urge to Purge craft room challenge: DAY 6: Hope!

  I was beginning to lose steam yesterday; this is going slower than I hoped.  But after today my energy is renewed.  Look at the tower of 5 black space saver containers BEFORE:
See the stuff on top?  Those are suede papers, designer papers by Magenta, and a sampler card stock spiral.  I made room in the corner cabinet (from Day 1) for the suede papers.

  I have a half dozen large ziploc bags that hold my scraps of card stock.  I have a bag for each:  reds, pinks-purples, yellows, blues, greens, black-white-grey.  When I craft, I search these bags first.  I love it when there is a color I don't have in a larger sheet, but just the right color in my scrap bag.  This is why I tend to save everything.  (Yes, I have paper issues.)  Anyway, I plan to dismantle and sort the sampler card stock spiral  by color into my ziploc bags of scrap papers.  I will keep the 8 1/2"x11" Magenta papers on top.  Look now:
  Did you notice the black tower is only 3 high now?  I absolutely love these containers.  They hold 8 1/2" x 11" paper beautifully as well as wood mounted stamps.  I'll save the other two containers for Phase II: Re-organization.

What I learned:
  Two of those black containers held colored card stock that I forget that I own…that means it needs to get moved somewhere where they will be used!  Not sure where that is yet, but re-organization will come in Phase II.  Phase I is all about purging to create space.  The other three containers hold papers that I know to look for there:  vellum, acetate, mulberry paper, gami paper, etc.

  I also started on that white shelf.  Sitting on top is my Artful Delight "inspiration station."  That organizational pink & khaki tote came in my August Artful Delight kit.  I am so excited to be on Leeanne's DT for Artful Delight starting November 1st.  My November kit arrived two days ago, and it is in the tote ready for me to play :)  (You can see the entire kit contents here. )

  Lastly, I went through the top shelf of the white shelf unit.  It holds all of my 12x12 Bazzill card stock colors, but I found some 12x12 Doodlebug & Chatterbox collections there.  (Forgot I owned those too!) They need to move in with my other 12x12 paper collections, which are stored on the bottom (in picture) and in that accordion suitcase beside the shelf and over at my work desk…

Thank you for joining me!  Your comments and emails have been inspiring.  I am learning a lot from doing this in small increments, though admittedly I was getting impatient with the slow process yesterday.  After today's success (she said modestly) I think I am on the right track.

Happy Friday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am HOPING (fingers crossed!) to start on mine next weekend! You have been soooooo inspiring to me!! Today's project looks AMAZING!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Claudine said...

This is awesome June, lookin good!!

Amy said...

Good for you- you are going to have the most organized scraproom I know of....:)Amy

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness.. You go girl. I don't think I have the energy to try this.. But I really need to..

Hope you have a happy weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Maria Sabina R said...

you have a real craft studio! awsome

Helen F. said...

Wonderful organizational tips, June! I am the world's most organized person (with stuff belonging to OTHERS). This is actually what I did in the corporate world! My husband built my furniture in our Craft/Computer room in our house...I will take some photos and post just as soon as I clean it up-LOL!
PS: I will contact you via email soon if that's ok?

Court said...

You're amazing!