As I talked about HERE, my scrapbook space / home office / kids’ homework area was badly in need of some cleaning up and organizing. I was considering “going for broke” with a batch of free time I had coming up. In the end, I didn’t have as big a block of time as I’d hoped but I decided to try and make a dent in things anyway.

Although I didn’t do a major re-haul and purge, I did get my whole scrapbook office cleaned, dusted, and vacuumed. I got a lot of things thrown away and put away and tidied up.

Major accomplishment: I can see the floor and my desktop again! Woot!

Since there wasn’t a huge amount of progress, I’ll just share a couple of Before and Afters.

This is my area of Crop In Style cubes (holding mostly albums, projects, paper, adhesives, etc.) and candy jars (holding embellishments, chipboard letters, flowers, etc.).



I washed the lids on all the jars so they sparkle now. I dusted everything, did a little bit of rearranging, and purged a little. Overall, it doesn’t look that much different. I did move the turquoise deco items in the middle over here from my desk but I don’t like how it looks; too crowded. I have some shelves to hang one of these days and most of that will be moved to the shelves.

This is a whole view of the room.



You can tell that I generally just straightened up and cleaned. I can see the surface again of the coffee table, homework table, and – like I said – my scrapbook desk. I even cleaned off a patch near my work/home office desk and it’s nice to be better organized there.

It feels really good every time I walk in the room. It’s nice to know – when I have my next block of free time – I can actually scrapbook. Now, isn’t that a rare feeling? LOL I hope this is a little inspiration if you need it – to do a little tidying of your own space so you can get scrappin’! I would love to hear about any progress you’ve been making lately; feel free to link to photos or blog entries in Comments :)

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  1. avatar
    Julie B says:

    Nicely done! thank you for the inspiration to get my room in order…..

    1. avatar
      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Thanks Julie! It’s a never-ending process, right?

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    Great space! Wish I can get my space cleaned up but with four projects to do at the same time, guess I’ll have to wait until next month?! LOL! Thanks for the peak!

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Thanks Margie! Wow, 4 projects at once. You’re so productive – good for you! A little mess is worth it :)

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    Thanks for the inspiration! Now that both kids are in school, I have been working part-time at my LSS. I get paid in stuff, which is fine because I’d be buying it anyway! The problem is that I have accumulated a great deal of paper, and I’m running out of ways to store it. I guess that’s a good problem to have, but for the past few months, I’ve just tossed my stuff into my scrap room and closed the door. Thanks for motivating me to jump in (no matter how painful it may be) and get to work on organizing it, one little pile at a time!

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Gigi, may I have your job, please? Hee hee. Sounds perfect. I think we’d all do the same thing in your situation. Good luck with the piles!

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