I was really excited when I read the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week. It is called "From Your Heart to Ours" and the concept behind it is to share something that is not artwork. To start the new feature off, the theme for this week is Organization.
Ok, some of you will call me crazy, but organization is one of my most favorite things to do, I don't know where I picked up the idea, but according to most anyone in my family, I started organizing at a very young age and my mom often reminds me how she was amazed that she never had to ask me to clean my room. Now I will fully admit to being an organizing fanatic, but I never mentioned that I was an awesome duster, so please forgive the dust in the following pictures.
This is a small shelf with small cubbies that I purchased at a garage sale for 25 cents. I eventually plan on painting it white. I use it for my acrylic blocks, PTI dies and random things I like within reach. I use the glass jars to hold homeless ribbon and flowers and the cupcake tin has little things I like to have close. I purchase nail files in bulk and then cut them in half to use as sanding blocks for myself and for classes. They are washable too!
This area of my desk is my main work area. I have everything I need within reach so I don't have to get up. I have a bad habit of standing and scrapping for hours and then wonder why my back hurts, so I tried to arrange so that once I sat down, I wouldn't need to get up. I keep all my CTMH and PTI cardstocks in the plastic drawers below my desk and have them organized by color family. I would be lost if I didn't have the stamp pad organizer.
alphabetize the paper packs. I removed some of the metal planters from their wire baskets because I found out that my stamps do fit inside them, so more stamp storage, idea binders, pages to complete, extra adhesives, and photos to scrapbook are all stored in these shelves and drawers.
The little desk is for my nieces so they can scrapbook and do artwork when they come over and the table is for classes. I really try to keep my table clear so I don't have to clean it off every week just before a class. Easier said than done :).
Last but not least is my sewing machine that sits on top of an antique Singer. It actually still works! My Grandpa salvaged it for me and I really love it.
Well, that is my tour. I really enjoy my space but I sometimes wish I had all matching furniture as mine is really eclectic. I am very thrifty though and all of the furniture I have collected has been the clearance stuff or the dented stuff that the store just wants to get rid of. Some of it is hand-me-down and some of it was handmade, so I guess it is unique and hope you enjoyed me sharing with you. Can't wait to go look at every one else's organizational tips and you can too, just click here to visit the H2H blog.
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