8.30.2007

A Sad State of Affairs

I don't know exactly how this happened. Those of you organizing-anti-clutter gurus may want to avert your eyes. At least don't look at it directly. My craft table/area has exploded. It is suffering through many weeks of neglect and laziness. In fact, the whole room is experiencing technical difficulties. Though ashamed of myself, in the spirit of good blogging, I will share the truth with you.

This isn't even a workspace. It's just a table from Office Depot with craft supplies junk on it.

The neglect spreads over to the wrapping center. Yes, I still call it that. Go ahead and laugh, it's okay. I'd like to have all my wrapping paper, tissue paper and ribbon all neatly stored and easily accessible. I've been lazy, hence the stacks.

I don't think I'm up for a major overhaul right now. The plastic storage carts aren't ideal, but they are paid for and working. I need to sort and purge things and rearrange. Now that A. is in Pre K for a few hours, 3 days a week, I am going to work on this and hopefully get back to cardmaking, scrapbooking and crafting. I'll either keep you posted on my progress or may never be heard from again.



How do you organize your craft supplies? Any helpful tips to share?

11 comments:

  1. What craft supplies? I gave those up after kid #2! They just ended up everywhere and I never could get a second. At least you still have yours! :P

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  2. Good luck getting things organized! Don't worry...mine gets that way too! :)

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  3. My friend, Tana, that I work with at the scrapbook store, came to my rescue for a "scrapbook intervention". She came over for a whole day and helped me organize and decide what I needed to buy for storage, etc. It is a GREAT improvement. I am not an organizer! And as you can imagine, my supplies grow weekly... the old "kid in a candy store" analogy comes to mind.

    I will make it a challenge to post pics of my room and what I have done differently. Yours doesn't look too bad. Shouldn't take you too long to tame it.

    :) Rhonda

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  4. Oh Holly, you are soooo not alone. I think everyone who sees this post can relate. I can't wait to see what you end up doing...

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I see some familiar names--small blogging world.

    Mine looks like that too. I've kind of decided to just put everything in a big tub and store it somewhere. Maybe you actually use your stuff, but I don't. I don't even know what I have, so I buy more stuff to duplicate the stuff I don't use. I think I need to just face the fact that I don't craft anymore. =(

    I'll be sure to check back and see what you do with your room!

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  6. I think it looks good! HA I can come over and help you if you want. It will be like the blind leading the blind, but hey we will have fun. I covet your scrapbook room...ha ha!

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  7. I came upon your blog through a couple of other people's blogs (Lacie, Wendi) All I can say is that at least it is only your craft room. My whole house is coming undone thanks to bloggin (which I just started) but it is so much fun! Enjoy the chaos!

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  8. this is reminiscent of my desk at home. i don't have any craft stuff, but i can relate to disorganization in a big way. :) good luck!

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  9. You are making me laugh with this post! I also had a table with junk on it that used to be used for making things. I put the table away for the house selling process, and 5 months later house is still for sale and table is still away. It's tough to be creative when you feel you can't make a mess anywhere! Someday!

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  10. I just want to come over and play. It looks like way way way fun!

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  11. I am so happy to see your craft area looking like this. I've posted my evolving mess many times and am always shocked that it can't stay clean. I usually blame my small space and my ever increasing supplies, but some of it must be me as well. I fully intend to get it under control while the kids are at school this year, even if it takes until next June!

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