Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project Simplify - Week Three

The Project Simplify Week Three "Hot Spot" was children's toys and/or clothes.  Since my children are nearly young adults and don't have "toys" (other than the expensive electronic variety) and tackling their clothes is something that can't be done without their cooperation (which I won't attempt during school sessions), I thought I would have to pass on this week.

But I thought about what I could substitute, and decided to attack my own "toys" (scrapbooking supplies).

BEFORE #1 - note the cluttered table top, the albums with post-it notes attached...
BEFORE #2 - and all the "stuff" strewn on the floor.
AFTER.  I really didn't do much purging, having done that several times already.  But I did manage to put everything away and better organize some of the supplies.

Papers and kits that were in the white milk crate were moved into the Cropper Hopper bins. The white milk crate now holds all my various tote bags that I use to carry things to crops.  I added a lot of loose embellishments to the Clip-it-Up.

Of course, the table will be a wreck again the first time I sit down to scrapbook!

Close-up of shelving.  The paper is consolidated and full sheet alphabet stickers have been added to the paper bins.

The fabric covered albums (top right) are my Library of Memories storage binders.  Got rid of the label maker stickers (that didn't stick) and added labeled tags.  Got rid of the sticky notes on my Library of Memories albums (second shelf right) and finally created tags for those.  Also labeled the photo boxes (third and fourth shelves right).

The Iris boxes (left side middle shelves) all contain projects in progress - with all of the various papers, embellishments, letters, etc. set aside for those projects.  As a project is finished, the remaining contents are cycled back into my stash and the box picks up a newer project.
 
My Library of Memories albums.  Aren't those tags cute?!  The paper and sticker letters are the same used for title pages within the albums. I am so happy to have finally done this little project that has been sitting for .... years!

I love the tweaks I've made to this space. Hope to get back in to do some scrapping soon!

25 comments:

Karen said...

You must feel wonderful to have that done! I actually love to organize things like that. I did another purge a few weeks ago and I'm loving the reorganization that was a result of it.

Amy said...

You really have done a marvellous job Cheri, it certainly looks like a creatively productive space now! :-)

Maya said...

Your scraproom looks awesome! I am going now to check the rest of the Project simplify posts. I have a question about clip it up - do you like it? Does it save space? I store my embellishments by colors but still have tons of embellishments that I can's sort by color.

Kelly said...

Your organization looks great. I'm jealous of that scrap room!

mjmaterazo said...

wonderful job. it looks great & it's going to free ur creativity. i need to follow ur lead. visiting from bfs. maryjo

scrappysue said...

Wow, many congrats you did a great job! What a lovely space, and beautifully organised! Have fun scrapping!

scrappyjacky said...

You've done a great organisational job there,Cheri.....I must admit...my 'creative' area is one of the few areas I quite enjoy re-organising....I think it's due for one.....possibly in the Easter holidays.

Lynn said...

Wow - what a room - well done on organising.

Melissa said...

Wow, Cheri, your scrap space looks great! And you got a LOM project (album tags) completed in the process. WTG

Sarah said...

this looks a lot different!! when did you move the bookshelves?

debs14 said...

That looks amazing! You've worked so hard and it really shows. Do you do home visits to sort out other people's untidyness? ;-)

scraplink said...

Your space looks awesome, girl, I wish I was there to mess it up with you! I missed where you covered your photo binders with fabric - do tell me how to do that!

furrypig said...

your crafting space looks great and very well organised! I have a roon but have never crafted in it as the desk is really a computer desk and there's not much room on it plus it is overflowing with stuff! Might tackle clearing it this week on my days off xxx

quiltingfool said...

Looking good! I can hardly wait to have a place to put all my stuff, and see what kind of storage and "studio" I end up with. Looks like you did a lot of work in there.

Denise said...

I am very jealous at how organised and tidy it all looks! Isn't it so much easier to scrap when the desk is tidy? lol

Ginger said...

Oh I love seeing how others organize their space. You did a great job! I am still thinking how I want my room set up and so therefore I love getting ideas from others! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Your scrap space is AMAZING!!! Love your Library of Memories albums as well. They sure are cute with those tags...

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Wow, Cheri! How fun to see your scrap room, both before AND after! :o) I would love to spend a day in there poking around and looking at all your lovely stuff! Enjoy your tidy space. If you're like me it won't stay that way for long. A clean scrap space makes me want to make something!!!

Jen said...

Your room looks amazing! What a fun place to create.

scrapchick said...

Wow, looks great!!!! You are rocking the simplifying!

cia said...

It looks amazing, great job!! (I link to you in the OLW blog hop.)

Jan Connair said...

Props to you for sticking with Project Simplify. You are getting tons done!

humel said...

Oh my word, I am SO impressed! xx

alexa said...

It really does look calmer, though - clearer and more spacious! Go you! and good luck with the rest of the decluttering.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for this glimpse into your awesome space! I'm drooling over here. Now, can you come over and help me organize mine? ;)