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Monday, February 4, 2008

SOME PROGRESS ON MY SCRAPROOM DISASTER!

OK... SO I HAVE WORKED ALL DAY AND MANAGED TO GET A LOT DONE IN MY ROOM. IT IS NOWHERE NEAR DONE, BUT ITS GETTING THERE. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GET OUT THE BOXES THAT WERE PACKED AND I WASNT GOING TO USE. I LEFT ONLY 2 SHELVES WITH PACKED BOXES, AS THESE HAVE PAPER THAT I MIGHT USE... AND I RAN OUT OF ROOM IN MY SAUNA FOR STORAGE. (THANK YOU ROCK!!) HERE IS WHAT MY SAUNA LOOKS LIKE NOW! IF YOU CLICK ON THE PICTURES, IT WILL ENLARGE THEM FOR YOU.



THESE ARE THE BEFORES AND AFTERS:

GLITTERS: I HAD THEM ALL OVER MY ROOM IN DIFFERENT AREAS. I SORTED THROUGH THEM, PACKED UP THE DOUBLES OR ONES I KNEW I WOULDNT USE NOW, AND GOT IT DOWN TO ONE CONTAINER AND A DISPOSABLE TUPPERWARE!



RIBBONS: I HAVE ABOUT 500 SPOOLS OF RIBBON ALREADY PACKED AND DECIDED TO KEEP THEM THAT WAY! I HAD BOUGHT SOME MORE SINCE I PACKED AND WENT FROM BINS TO SHELVES AND PACKED UP DOUBLES AND ITEMS I KNEW I WOULDNT USE:




INK PADS: I HAD THEM IN WIRE BASKETS BY COLOR- DIDNT WORK FOR ME... SO I WENT FROM BASKETS TO CONTAINERS BY TYPE/BRAND. THAT IS HOW I USE MY INK PADS... DONT ASK ME... BUT I DO :).



NOW THEY ARE BACK ON THE SHELVES WITH THE GLITTERS, PEARL X, MICRO BEADS (WHICH I ALSO GOT DOWN TO ONE CONTAINER TODAY!) RE-INKERS, ETC... I AM STILL NOT HAPPY ABOUT HOW THE INK PADS ARE... SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS.. LET ME KNOW!



FIBERS: I HAVE HAD MY FIBERS IN ONE OF THOSE POSTAL BOXES ( I HAVE 3 OF THEM, TRIED TO RETURN THEM 6 TIMES TO THE POST OFFICE, AND THEY WONT TAKE THEM! SO I USED THEM.. LOL)... THE FIBERS ARE OVER-FLOWING, HARD TO GET TO, HARD TO KNOW WHAT I HAVE... SO I BOUGHT SOME CUTE LITTLE CONTAINERS AND ONLY PUT IN WHAT I COULD FIT.. I SORTED BY COLORS AND PACKED THE REST AWAY! I LOVE HOW THESE TURNED OUT! I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY FIBERS!



BUT THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT I DID TODAY WAS SORTING MY SWAP ITEMS, VELLUM QUOTE STACKS/SAYINGS & DIE CUTS! WHEW... THAT WAS A TOUGH ONE! I GOT RID OF A COMPLETE BIN OF ITEMS I KNOW I WONT USE. (THANKS AGAIN ROCK!!!) I WENT FROM 3 LAUNDRY BASKETS, 2 POST OFFICE CONTAINERS, AND A SMALLER BIN TO 3 POST OFFICE CONTAINERS. AND I VOW TO STOP SWAPPING UNTIL I RUN OUT OF WHAT I HAVE AND ONLY JOIN SWAPS I KNOW I WILL USE WITHIN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS!



I ALSO UNPACKED MY SIZZIX, PAPER PUNCHES, STAPLERS, STAPLES, (I MISSED THEM SO MUCH!) MISC TOOLS, AND SOME OTHER LITTLE STUFF.. I AM DONE WITH THE UNPACKING! I AM LEAVING EVERYTHING ELSE PACKED.
KEEP WATCHING MY BLOG FOR UPDATES AND MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS! THIS MONTH WILL BE ABOUT ME GETTING MY ROOM BACK IN ORDER! THAT'LL TEACH ME TO PACK A YEAR IN ADVANCE!

HAVE A GREAT ONE!
CHERI

4 comments:

wanttobescrappin said...

I must say you are getting organized ! How big of a room do you have? I have to house my stash in the diningroom (until one of my grown kids move out lol ) And I never have enough room ! Your sorting looks as though you will be able to find things fast ! and ps love the spool album idea, now I have to find time to watch your two part video ! lol Will you be posting pics of your 'finished' order ? Please say yes ! Michelle

Susan P said...

LOL and people say I have to much stuff!
Me myself would put heaps of it on ebay and make some money and buy new stuff LOL

Susan

Cheri's Craft Corner said...

To answer some of the questions you have asked:

I dont know how big the room is, but is around 30 X 60 or larger.

Yes, I will be posting pictures as I clean and organize my room. Its almost done now! YIPPEEE!

I cant sell it, I just acquired it all within in 2 years and want to actually start using it... lol. But I am going on a spending halt... I will only buy stuff I absolutely need!

Thanks so much for viewing my blog and keep the comments coming!

Bev said...

It's great to see your progress. I watched your video a couple days ago and you have done a great job of sorting, organizing, and purging so far! Anyway, was just going to put my two cents in about storing ink pads. I store mine by color/type. All of my dye inks are together and by color. My pigment inks are all together and by color. Ect... Brand doesn't matter quite as much to me as does the type of ink. They are all stacked in a drawer cart-dyes in one drawer, pigments in another, ect... Works great for me, but may not be for everybody.

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