As I mentioned earlier, about a month ago I did a HUGE reorganization of my scrappy stuff. Things were not good in the 'ol scraproom--I would literally dread going into a certain bin because it was such a mess. I had just about all of my embellishments in two little bins, and needless to say, it wasn't cutting it.
So without further ado.........
my "brand new" scraproom:
I changed the way I organize many of supplies. In the past month, I have been pretty much loving the changes I made!
First, the stamp bin:
I keep most of my stamps in the bin loosely organized by type (alphabet, background, etc), but I took all of the little stamps that were getting lost and put them in a plastic bag. I made a little cheat sheet so that I wouldn't forget them:
Next, I cleared a LOT of little punched bits and other stuff from my cake plate, and reorganized it into something that serves as both storage and inspiration.
I now keep my washi tape collection on the cake plate--it looks pretty, and they're right at my fingertips! Although my collection seems to have grown quite a bit since I last took this photo......oops!
Also on the cake plate are my small collection of stick pins (I welcome any advice on what to do with those guys!), some favorite stamps, and my beloved Evalicious embellishments. I also have some other odds and ends, many from packaging, that inspire me.
And now, I'm about to show you my VERY FAVORITE part of my entire scraproom.
Before you look at the photo, a little background: Journaling spots are among my favorite embellishments ever. I used to have them stored in about twelve different places. Now, I decided that these little guys deserved their very own bin.
Many of my sets of journaling spots and diecuts are in the packages, but I keep loose pieces (including about 8 million October Afternoon journaling cards) in a little circular storage box I had lying around. I also have some of my very favorite Elle's Studio embellishments right up front where I can see them.
On a bad day, just looking at this bin makes me happy:)
I keep all of my tall embellishments in a vertical magazine holder like so:
I also realized that before, I was wasting quite a bit of space by using bins that were much shorter than the shelves. With arrangements like the one below, I'm trying to maximize the space more:
If you haven't been able to tell already, I am a HUGE flower fan, so I thought it would be fitting to give them their own little space.
I created a friendly little tag to attach to the bin so I wouldn't forget about it (if you haven't noticed I'm very forgetful. The major challenge in my organization is putting things where I won't forget about them!).
And a little peek inside:
My embellishments each have their own little bin to stay in:
I keep my loose chipboard in this box now--I love how it's messy and easy to maintain, but still contained and neat.
And finally, my stickers and rub-ons are in one of my smaller bins:
I absolutely love being in my room now.
While these changes were happening, however?
You get the idea.
Boy, am I glad those days are gone!
So tell me, what are YOUR favorite organizational secrets?