Scrapbook Room Organization: Getting Rid of Stuff

It feels good.

Today I went through the boxes and bags I’d set aside to … well … go through. HA! Things that I’d been putting aside during my scrapbook room org project to either sell or give away. Here are some of the things I had:

1. Old Stuff: Now I love me some old scrapbook supplies but I had some OLD stuff, people. Like Mrs. Grossman’s old. Like Sandylion old. Like Creative Memories solid color die cuts old. When something is so old you know even your kids won’t scrapbook or craft with it … IT’S OLD! Or how about those acrylic sticker pebble thingees that have turned yellow in the pack? {Geesh, glad I didn’t get around to using those after all!}

2. Mini Albums: As I mentioned in a past POST, I have way-hey-hey too many. I seriously don’t know what I was thinking, buying so many mini albums. Well, okay, I was probably thinking “Oh, this will be SO cute for a project!” … and then I never followed through. Like the time I bought a Provo Craft paper stack from Michaels and four 6×6 albums in coordinating colors to make Christmas gifts. Yeah right. Like I have the flippin’ time for that?

3. Hand Me Downs: I’ve never been able to turn down free scrapbooking stuff. So when any scrapper I know cleans out THEIR scrapbooking space, they know I’ll happily take what they no longer want. But I had to be honest about things I would actually use and what I like now. The thing is … I felt so bad for those poor scrapbook supplies that just got rejected … for the second time. Poor little buddies :(

4. Technique-y Stuff: Stencils, chalks, inks, pearl this, glitter that. I mean, what the flock? I don’t have time for that shite either. Give me some Thickers, pretty paper, and some pre-made embellishments. I’m all over that.

So a nice batch of things went straight to my car trunk for donating … before those crafty little supplies could wiggle their way back into my heart. {Did you catch that? “Crafty” little supplies?!?!? Eh? Eh? COMEDY!}

Another batch of things were photographed so I can list them for sale on Craigslist, the 2peas sell/trade board, etc. I need to decide on a deadline that if these items don’t sell by a certain date, they get donated as well.

Ahhh … that feels good. I feel so much … lighter. I’m sure I whittled my stash from 89 tons down to, like, at least 88.75 tons.

And it’s a good feeling, I tell ya’.

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4 Comments on Scrapbook Room Organization: Getting Rid of Stuff

  1. rebecca
    September 10, 2011 at 4:47 am (3 years ago)

    Good job! I need to do the same, specifically with all the half-used letter sticker sheets from 1996. Some of them don’t have any remaining vowels – Good grief, what a useless pile!

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  2. rebecca
    September 10, 2011 at 4:47 am (3 years ago)

    Good job! I need to do the same, specifically with all the half-used letter sticker sheets circa 1996. Some of them don’t have any remaining vowels – Good grief, what a useless pile!

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  3. Sarah
    September 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so me! I will be purging some of my goodies too this week. It’s always hard…. I think “Yeah, I might still use that” until next year when I pick it up again during purge week and say the same thing!! LOL

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  4. glitternglue
    September 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I think your room looks great! It doesn’t look cluttered to me, but I am a clutterbug. I need to learn to purge stuff. : ( Glad you got to that point. ; )

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