The majority of my "stuff" is in plastic drawers and they are just not working for me. They have become "junk drawers" and I can't find anything, let alone know what I have. See what I mean?
This drawer holds bags of unmounted Bella, Magnolia, and other stamps that need to go into binders. The mess in these corners is driving me crazy. Everything is piled up and I do not like it. I am going to try a bookshelf. I ordered this bookshelf from Target and plan to put my CTMH books, binders and a lot of this stuff on it. I would like to get "small" wicker baskets to put on the shelfs for extra embellishments. Notice that I said "small". If I keep them small then I won't be able to put a lot of stuff in them, therefore, avoiding the problem that I now have. Hopefully. These are the first set of drawers that I purchased and they work very well. I keep in them my CTMH cardstock organized by season. They will definitely stay.This table holds new embellishment and paper so that I can see it and use it. I also have my clear blocks up there. The lavendar box has cards that I have made. I plan to put these things on the bookshelf and put my Cuttlebug and Big Shot on this tableThis is my storage for my punches. It's not great, but at least they are all together.These little drawers work great for my stamp pads.I use these containers for my CTMH Stamps. I have them on shelfs in the garage. You can see my previous post on cataloging these stamps. It is really working for me.I love this Desktop Carousel from Making Memories. I keep the things that I use all the time in it.This is where I keep my Cricut machine. It works for now.In these drawers I keep my Cricut Cartridges, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug folders. The bottom two drawers hold packets of patterned paper. I need to start using this paper up, so that I can buy more. If I limit myself to the space of these two drawers, then it will force me to use it.
When you walk into my house, you see my scrap mess. It really bothers me, because I am stuck with the mind set that if you have a formal living room and dining room, then it is suppose to look nice all the time. I get this from my mom. I remember her saying "This is the first room that people see when they walk into your house, so it needs to stay clean". It didn't matter what the rest of the house looked like, but that room had to be perfect. lol. Notice the somewhat "tidy" living room. Over by the fireplace I have photo albums that need to be put away.
Then you round the corner and step into the scrap room. I actually cleaned the table off for you. Before this picture, you wouldn't have known there was a table there. lol. I was too embarassed to show it. I tend to go from one project to the next without cleaning up and this table is an enabler. lol. It also works great for my workshops. There is plenty of room for everybody.After working in here for so long, I love it. There is plenty of light. I am close to the family and it is great for my workshops. If I had an extra room, I probably wouldn't enjoy the isolation. This works!!!! So, some how I need to get away from that old mind set. If I clean it up and get organized, I think that it will work for me, because I am not going anywhere else. If you have any pictures of your scraproom on your blog, please share them with me. And, if you have any suggestions, I will gladly welcome them.