Scrapbook Organization: Going for Broke, Day 1, 10:00 am

I’m going to keep a blog diary as I go along for the next 3 days.

I was up early today … anxious to get started! I even dreamt about organizing my room, lol. I had to do some paperwork first but it’s 10 am and I’m off and running. I’m going to move stuff mostly to the dining room next door.

Things that are going to take some time to go through before they come back into my space will go to the garage (my memorabilia and some old photos are a huge mess right now, for one thing). I’m hoping most of what I put in the dining room can be back in the scrap room by the end of today. I hate leaving a mess in other parts of the house but we’ll see …

Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:

- Folded up boxes from recent purchases of printer, laptop, and foot pedal (for my transcription business). This printer is giving me fits and I might return it so the box is in the garage for now. Other boxes to the recycle as I’m happy with my laptop and pedal.

- Found 2 new baskets for my {extensive, embarrassing, but oh so loved} Thickers collection. One basket had my “recently purchased/inspiration stuff” that I keep on my desk. Now that’s all sitting in a pile on my desk. Must find another home for it. Well, better yet, by the end of the 3 days, all that stuff will be put away and I’ll have an empty basket other than a few things I want to use soon. The basket that my Thickers were in also included all my other letter stickers, sorted by color in manila folders, standing up in the basket. Now that basket is 1/2 empty and, since I don’t see myself buying many more non-Thickers letters in the future, I should probably downsize that storage and free up the large basket for something else. The good thing is I have lots of empty baskets and bins to choose from :)

MY EMBARRASSING THICKERS COLLECTION(there are also faux-Thickers in there by Miss Elizabeth’s from the Dollar Tree)

MY SAD “OTHER THAN THICKERS” LETTER STICKERS (Yes, I used to have almost all of those Thicker packs jammed in this basket, too. Yike)

- Put my Heidi Swapp paper folder back together and on the shelf. I took it to a recent crop, so all the papers were pulled out and a mess.

- Also from the recent crop, my crop bags were strewn everywhere. I had managed to get them unpacked but not put away. I collapse the smaller bags down into the huge one for storage. So, got that done.

- For now, I’m going to take all office-related stuff to the guest room. That’s a whole NOTHER issue! Taming the paper tiger. I need to get a handle on that for sure. But for today, I’m only going to worry about the scrapbook portion of the room.

- Took a big bin of MEMORY WORKS stock and catalogs to the dining room. There’s not much I can do about this bin. It’s big but it’s organized and necessary. Same goes for a tote full of MW stock. My MW things have always just sat on the floor. I wish there was somewhere I could put them away. Maybe as the room progresses, I’ll find some free space. Hey, a girl can dream.

BIN OF MEMORY WORKS STOCK

Okay, I’ll check in again later today with a progress report! I’ll post some photos then, too.

ETA 8/10/11 10:45 pm: Added photos that go with this post :)

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4 Comments on Scrapbook Organization: Going for Broke, Day 1, 10:00 am

  1. TImeless Creations
    August 9, 2011 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds like so far so good!!! Keep up the great work!! Check out my new blog if you have the time! Thanks!

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  2. Carol
    August 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I caution you putting old photos in the garage during this heat wave. You have inspired me to do the same with my room. I am going to start today–thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Erica Hettwer
    August 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Okay, so glad you are doing this!!! Please keep up the posting. I’ve just realized that I totally need to revamp my scrap room so that I can have my laptop and Silhouette out and a better set up for the kids to “scrap” with me. It won’t happen this week since we’re heading out camping on Thursday but next week may be fair game. I’m hoping DH will take off on a business trip for a few days since the only place I have to move my scrap stuff is into our master bedroom. Hee!

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  4. Scrapbooking Ideas
    August 16, 2011 at 8:18 am (3 years ago)

    If by any chance you’d want to get of that “thicker collection” my scrapbook room has still enough place to store it. Just kidding! Good luck! Don’t forget the pictures soon! Please check my site too. Thanks!

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