Scrap Space Organization: A Report

As I explained in my last post, I’m in the midst of doing a major re-org and clean up of my scrap space. This was due to a Challenge on the CK Message Board and I might win a little something if I complete it. But, as they say, the true reward will be in accomplishing this long-put-off goal. I was up last night (this morning??) until 1:30 working on it. Things always seem to go easier when everyone else is asleep, no one is coming over to step on the papers I have spread across the floor, etc.! I pulled out my past issues of scrapbook magazines (there was a HUGE stack – I’m a magazine junkie). I put them on CraigsList and already have one person interested. My mom just taught me how to list things on Ebay so maybe I will put them on there too. Those of you that use Ebay: Does that seem like a good idea & investment of my time, or do you think they won’t sell? Most are from 2005 to now. I also started filling my Store in Style filer drawer cube with patterned papers. Many of my PPs are filed by topic in my ScrapRack or by manufacturer in Cropper Hopper vertical storage. That leaves papers that are stripes, flowers, leaves, etc. and they are now being filed in the drawer with labeled file folders. Speaking of which, are electric labelers the best thing ever invented or what? I’m also pulling out a bunch of things as I go along that I’m donating to my kids. These are papers and stickers that I don’t see myself ever using, but I hate to throw anything away. So they go in a special drawer in my Iris container that the kids can reach easily themselves. I’ve starting buying Iris 12×12 clamshell boxes for storing projects and have moved some things into those. For example, I have an album to do about my dog so I put the blank album, the papers, and all the dog embellies in the Iris box. This is actually part of my organization problem – that I tend to jump around from project to project before I finish any of them. I either get bored or I get excited about a new project and can’t wait to get started. Maybe my resolution for 2008 will be to stop doing that. My other problem is that I buy too much. I hardly scrapped at all in 2006 yet I kept buying things because I hate to pass up a deal (like Michael’s 40% coupons or KI Memories huge paper packs at Tuesday Morning). As they say, i could scrap til I’m 90 and never run out of stuff. A whole new problem is that, since I started being a Memory Works consultant, I’ve gotten even more stuff. By that I mean a consultant binder, and some items to sell/use for samples. I need to keep them dust free and “ready to go” so the MW things have taken over my Crop In Style XXL rolling bag. Now what will I do when I want to attend a crop for fun? Who knows. Well, I’m free all day and have to finish organizing my scrap area by tonight, so here I go again…

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6 Comments on Scrap Space Organization: A Report

  1. leslie r
    April 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm (8 years ago)

    isn’t it funny how scrapbooking and organization go together?
    sounds like you are making excellent progress

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  2. Karen
    April 20, 2007 at 3:53 am (8 years ago)

    Wow your organisation drive has me exhaused just reading it. I think I’ll just throw a sheet over my scrap space and avoid looking at it.

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  3. americanmom
    April 21, 2007 at 8:53 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Karen – Yes, that’s just how I felt several times during this process. Sometimes I get that crazy drive to get a lot done, other times I just walk over there, look at it, and walk away…

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  4. americanmom
    April 21, 2007 at 8:55 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Leslie – How right you are. Those of us who’ve been scrapbooking for any length of time, and have to have each new tool or paper, then need to find a way to hold it all…oh yeah, and then be able to find it when we need it!

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  5. Keesha
    October 26, 2007 at 7:15 am (7 years ago)

    Whoa! I felt like I was reading my journal!
    I have the same problem about not benig able to finish a project that I have started! I must have 10-12 different projects started – all of which are less than 1/4 of the way finished!
    Isn’t this one of the ADD symptoms???

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  6. Jordan
    November 22, 2008 at 6:31 am (6 years ago)

    i’ve had my eye on a scraprack!

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