I am in the midst of organizing my spellbinders and it has made me realize just how many I have. Sad thing is there are still a lot on my wishlist. I don't think I should have started but I am making a list so I know what I have.
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Yes, organizing is dangerous...not for showing us what all we have, but everything we DON'T have and NEED! At least you can buy things you don't already have, freeing up your money for things you really, really want. (I'll PM you my address and tell you where a key is hidden. Feel free to come organize my scrapmess whenever you want )~Judy
I just can't keep mine organized..they end up getting thrown in a 12x12 case...cause I'm afraid I'll throw them out by mistake.
Then I have to go back to put them all in their rightful place...I get really worried that I've misplaced them. I just can't put em back after I've used them. Is there any hope?
I dont know where anything is when its clean but when there is stuff everywhere I know where it is... its like oh ya that ruler is under that pile of scraps and my scoreboard.... or that ink pad is in the paper saver under the fabric with my 12x12 albums on top of it lol
I love to organize. The more things are organized, the happier and more productive I am. Sometimes I will get caught up in organize and just organize everything.
My wish list and scrap stash is in the Scrappypedia/Scrap Stash app.
I bought 3 new items earlier in the week (punch and die cuts for my Big shot) and while I was standing in line to pay I just scanned the bar code into my phone and its in my scrap list. Took about 5 seconds each and I've got it - finished before I got all the way to the register to pay.
I just love organized and having a list keeps me from buying duplicates. I'd be lost if I didn't have them in my phone app.
I also keep my papers and cardstock and everything organized. I just like it better that way.
Kara sent me an organizer for my Tim Holtz distress inks. I love it and I use it.
I'm an organized scrapper, everything has its place and goes back there once its used, this allows me to get a lot done in a short period of time. I love organization and use it throughout my house, my ds had to learn it, this summer and I wish my dh would learn it. I was not born this way when I was about 5 yrs old I shared a bedroom with my sister and we had been told to straighten up our bedroom.
She went straight at it and I dilly dallied and continued to play with my toys, well she became frustrated, so she lured me up to the upper bunk bed and wrapped me up into the bedclothes and pushed me off the bed.
Luckily I wasn't injured, but we were both stunned and I still did not clean up the room. That night I fell out of bed unto my junk and woke up screaming and the next day I cleaned everything up and I've never been messy since. Truly, I learned its so much easier to just put it away. Yesterday, I visited that same sister and her house was a mess. I guess we flipped flopped.
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I LOVE organization....I get a kick out of organizing and regularly organize my scrap stuff (as well as other stuff)!
I'm with Stick....organizing allows me to buy more stuff! LOL!
When I organize, I also purge, getting rid of that "beautiful" paper that I was too nervous to use and now, wonder what on earth I bought that for? It's ugly! I sell some stuff in our LSS annual garage sale (made $130. last year) and donate some stuff to our local children's hospital....
My recent organisation of my dies found some duplicates LOL no joke I have now got 7 brand new die sets here to sell because i found them duplicated in my stash hahaha. A list a great way to um avoid my mistake LOL
In spite of my current mess, I like to organize. Everyone expects everything I touch to be in abc order, but I'm currently scrapping in a former bedroom which is now my office area. Too much stuff and too little room. If it ever cools down again, I need to seriously work on cleaning up my craft room, getting hubby & his computer moved out of the craft room & into another former bedroom and getting my scrapping stuff into the craft room where it belongs. I have a beautiful new sewing/embroidery machine that connects to a computer that is almost 2 years old...and I've never opened the box. I'm assuming that what's on the picture is actually in the box.
Unfortunately I spend more time organizing than I do scrapping...and more time shopping to fill up the organized space...Well, yes, an endless circle with little to show for it except an empty wallet.
Purge I can't imagine such a thing. Hubby & I can always figure out a reason to keep everything—and we're both good about actually finding uses for what we save. He once fixed our dishwasher with parts from an old lawnmower. I keep spreadsheets of where things are stored.
I enjoy lots of different crafts, but don't have time to work on them all...I'm too busy organizing it all~Judy
Oh Judy, your hubby sounds like mine!
I purge....he hoards...and I can't always say much because he does fix things with the stuff he keeps...he's an amazing builder, repairman, etc...
I just feel claustrophobic with too much STUFF around...I need it to be clean and uncluttered and organized...I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I throw stuff away but I know everyone is different and DH and I have learned to compromise (after 14 yrs. of marriage)....
Hubby & I are proof that two savers shouldn't marry...but we keep it under control. We won't be on a hoarding show...at least not this week
My youngest daughter is completely opposite. Very minimalist. Drives me crazy...as we do her We give her some things with the admonition to ask if we want it back before she throws/gives it away. She was already like that, then she lived in Siberia for 6½ years. She was only planning on being there for 3 weeks, so what she had in a suitcase is basically what she got along with for that time. She bought a few things, but living space was so small compared to what she was used to that she said she just didn't need much, plus she was afraid of coming across as the Ugly American, flaunting her wealth...which she definitely didn't have! She's back home...but still doesn't need much. Me? I want it all!
One point of disagreement Hubby and I have is a box (or two) of pieces to build a bridge. His last years of work were spent building bridges & he has left-over bolts, clips, etc. I'm trying to convince him that he's not going to build a bridge in our backyard and maybe keep 1 of each thing as his trophy...and THROW OUT THE REST! So far I'm losing this battle and since he doesn't get after me for my stacks of fabric, I guess I won't declare all-out war
My DH and I sound just like you and yours Mrs Driver!!! He saves computers, computer parts and anything electronic---stuff I would trash in a heartbeat. I save craft and beauty items/clothes. Luckily my son is 7 yo and still growing, otherwise I would be saving all of his clothes as well! I do save much of his schoolwork, school memorabilia, etc for a school of life type scrap book someday...
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I have 4 kids/5 grandkids...and boxes of clothes/papers, etc., but I'm getting rid of it little by little. I used to make all my kids clothes, so each piece was a labor of love...and sometimes agony :>) It's hard to get rid of it and most kids just don't dress the way they did when my kids were small, so no one really is going to use the clothes. Although sometimes I'll see a picture of a little girl in Africa, wearing a Strawberry Shortcake top and wonder..."Hmmm...did that used to be my Tammy's? :>)
However, I finally had a big brain attack...my digital camera. I took a picture of each piece of clothing that I wished I could keep, then got rid of the item, but have the digital memory. It's not like I really went out to the garage to paw through the boxes of clothes anyway! I kept a few things, but for me...I did good!
I'm also scanning or taking pics of schoolwork so I can save some and toss some. Well, actually I put it into a folder and give it to my kids. They can decide if they want to keep or toss.
However, it is fun to pull out some of the old stuff. My granddaughter recently needed something for Grease for choir. I had real hair scarves...from the 50s & 60s, along w/hubby's letter sweater from back then. My little grandson wanted a tie. I found one that was his daddy's. That makes it worth the extra boxes in the garage.
Luckily my son is 7 yo and still growing, otherwise I would be saving all of his clothes as well! I do save much of his schoolwork, school memorabilia, etc for a school of life type scrap book someday...
I did this as well....I actually homeschool my son and have tons of school work, artwork, etc. saved from the last 3 years....
I found the album below and just finished putting it together. It is fantastic! Each page has room for entering years, age, teacher, friends, activities, fav. subjects etc...and on the opposite page it's a big gigantic pocket to put some of the saved school work in!
A surprising amount fits in there as well!
I just finished putting some pages together this past weekend....
It's an idea for you, anyway
My daughter teaches 1st grade at a charter school. Throughout the year all of the teachers save work samples from their kids, then at the end of the year make it all into a book for each student, with laminated covers and a wire binding. Tammy takes pictures all through the year, so she includes some of the pictures of each child in his/her book doing different activities, plus on the front cover is a class picture and a picture of her with the student. I wish my kids' teachers had done something like this! Kids going through the complete system have nice books from K-8th grade as remembrances.
i try to stay organized with my stuff but at times it is hard. I am a scrapper that takes a while to do one page. I start it then keep coming back to it to either add to or change something before setting them down for good. It may take all day to do 1 page. Once I am done, then it's back from wince it all came.
You get a page done in a day? If that's slow, I don't know what I am! When If I finally get a page done, then I clean up my clutter. I like to start a new page with everything clean and neat, but it doesn't take me long to undo my cleaning!
My mom has always been half blind. She can't see without her contacts. So she has aways been a little organizing machine. When I reached my 20s it rubbed off on me too. My crafting supplies MUST be organized or I feel extremely uncomfortable. I also must have doors and drawers properly closed and my paper money must be facing forward and in numerical order. Hummmm now that I seeit written down I realized that I'm a little OCD