Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year 2010...

Happy New Year?! The good thing about a new year, besides the cool number 2010, is that it gives me an excuse/starting point/reason to begin a major organization of my scrap room. There is a challenge on 2Peas that has a method for organizing a space that will have a new chapter every week. This first week is to do a scrap audit of your space, and to do a layout - and as you do it write what works about your space as you work and what doesn't.

These are photos of my space before my last purge and update. This bookcase is gone replace by a white cube storage system that is not working for me because I haven't organized it well enough. I've got three tiers of large white cubes in 3 drawer, one large drawer and two 6 shelf cubes. Above the two shelf drawers are two of the smaller Michael's cubes, part upright shelves and part two shelve cube. On top of this are my paper cutters and finished projects and other decorations that make me happy. Also on the end is a two tier Clip-it-Up storage rack. On the wall behind it is a small spice rack with MM paints.

The bookcase in this photo is still here the ribbons have been replaced by a four self unit that stores projects completed on top, ribbon in jars on the second shelf (which I'm not sure that I like now that they are stored that way, assorted plastic drawer storage (not working) on the third shelf and open storage of assorted stuff on the bottom shelf (again, not working). There is a wire cube behind the bed that stores my cardstock paper by color. Piled in front of the cubes are a few plastic drawers and a tackle box I use for embellies. Needless to say, it's hard to get to any of it let alone remember what I've got. The bed has way more stuff on it now and the floor has lots of stuff too.

Well, nothing like a rousing start to the new year! Do they make a twelve step plan for scrapbookers?

What's on your new year's list of things to do???


Tracy said...

ooooooh - I love organizational stuff. good luck!

joanne (spagirl) said...

oooh donna... lots of goodies in there! i just cleaned up my room... you can see the floor!!! good luck and ... happy new year!

-hilde said...

Had to stop by to see the space of a fellow pea! Good luck, and wish me luck!

marianne said...

Hi Donna! Got your xmas card and found the site from your letter. I sent your card to your old address. I sew and make soap from scratch and am a part time science teacher. My sewing spot looks a lot like your scrapbooking spot. Send me your email address thru snail mail and I'll update yoiu on our goings on.
Maybe I'll start a blog too! This is way cool. Haven't heard from Barbara in a while, but we're fine here.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Your scrap book room resembles my whole life right now, especially work issues. I thought being self employed meant I would get some control over my schedule, but it's crazier than ever. Good luck to all of us getting organized!

Barb in NH