Monday, December 9, 2013
Hi there! I’m back today with a quick blog post about organization. Since I have such a small work space I’m always trying to figure out the best ways to stay organized—even while my stash of tools, stamps, and embellishments keeps growing and growing. Recently I was beginning to notice I was running out of space in my ‘everyday stamps’ basket (that I have right in front of me on my desk); so, I decided to fix that issue. I wanted a new container that was relatively cheap, cute, easy to clean, and easy to move around. So I decided to head on over to Target and check out their selection of containers. First I went to the basic storage container area, and I wasn’t too excited about the selection, so I walked over the bathroom decor/storage section and I found this clear container and I fell in love with it. First, it was much bigger (and prettier) than the container I was using prior to buying this one. Below is a picture of how I had my stamps stored before.
Also, I’d purchased some of these Avery Elle, Stamp & Die storage pockets, and while back; and, I thought today would be a perfect time to use them (since I was getting organized an all, hehe). A lot of my stamp baggies were getting ripped and falling apart because I use them so much, so I took the ones that were the worst looking and I transferred them into the new storage pockets. I’m definitely loving these pockets right now and I think I’m going to buy more—I can see how pretty this container would look if I had all of my stamps in these pockets. If you’d like to purchase some, you can find them here. They are always selling out because they are pretty popular in the stamping community.
So until, I buy more of the Avery Elle pockets I’m going to keep them all organized like this, but I can’t wait to have them all transferred into the storage pockets so everything will be uniform as well as organized. I’m also thinking of buying some more of these clear storage containers because I think they’d look pretty lined up next to each other—well that might have to wait until I have an actual craft room, but I can buy them and save them until I have one, haha. I don’t know if I’ve even mentioned before, that I don’t have an actual craft room. My crafting area is in a hallway in between the kitchen and the living room. All my stuff is on top of a white picnic table—which is the reason why I’m always trying to find the most efficient ways to be organized. My crafting space can turn into a tornado within seconds if I’m not properly organized, LOL!