Saturday, January 30, 2010

Organizing your scrap room


Doesn't it seem that when January comes around everyone is thinking of doing some organizing and even the stores are pushing all kinds of pretty baskets & bins to organize your "stuff" in. Well I got the bug too but mine came for a different reason. Kevin came home with a nice wooden tv entertainment center and he thought I could use it in my craft room. Well you know what that meant...................re-organizing everything. The end result turned out really nice so I thought I would share a few of my pictures and tricks that I use.




This is my nice sunny room that I share with the washer & dryer (that way I can work while I scrap). It is in the south east corner of the house with windows on 2 sides so I enjoy the time I spend in there. It also has an attached bathroom and a nice small tv on my desk. Lots of cabinets and storage everywhere. I have a large oak desk and that nice big table under the window but when I'm working on a project the space gets used up quite quickly!



Of course I am like just about everyone else and store my buttons and flowers in jars by colors. I have 2 shelves on my desk which hold jars of flowers so not only organized but pretty. I learned my lesson from having all of them lined up on the shelf under the window when the shelf came loose and everything fell. Those jars add quite abit of weight. Now those shelves hold and display many of my stamps.



Ribbon is another problem and I do have a few jars of certain types but the majority I have found that if I hang it...............I see it and I use it. So I used one of those hanging tiered baskets that some people use for fruit. On the bottom basket I threaded the ribbons by color into all the little spaces of the weaved basket. I keep some extra rolls in the basket and colorful clips are all along the edge. I know they sell things out there for ribbon but why spend money when you might have something at home that will work just as well? Plus it is so pretty!




Just like my "clip it up"................no it's not the one you can spend some big bucks on......this was found at a resale shop for just a few dollars and I think at one time it might have been a jewelry display or some merchandise display. I did buy the clip ups and now have all kinds of things organized on here from my bling to stickers etc. It was big but fit in nicely where the tv should have been. My Cricut fit above it and all my cartridges on one of the shelves. The 2 spots on the bottom with doors hold my sewing machine and the other side has all my empty scrapbook albums. The drawer holds all the page protectors. I hate to admit that the spot below my cartridges is kits and projects waiting to be used or finished. Now you can see why I will not be shopping at Michael's for awhile. This year I will use what I have. Who would have thought that this Saunders entertainment stand would have worked so nicely for all my scrapping stuff.




I never feel like the time I spend cleaning and organizing is wasted as I usually find something I forgot I had or I pull aside things needed for a project that I'm working on. Like this past week I was making a scrapbook for my brother for his birthday so during my cleaning time I was finding family related items, hunting embellishments etc. It obviously helped as I finished his album yesterday and his birthday is still a month away! I will end this blog with 2 pages from his album. With as cold as it has been here in Wisconsin.............I have not been out all week and I enjoy spending the sunny mornings in my room!




8 comments:

Lesa said...

Thanks for sharing your space! Looks like you have lots of fun there. The lo's are really cute too!

Donna said...

Your room is wonderful, the basket is a great idea.
Thanks for the ideas!

Mary said...

Love your room of fun! Cool organizing ideas too!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Very nice Louise. I would love a big sunny space like that - great idea to share it with your laundry rooom. The basket, entertainment center and "clip it" are good ideas. Did you check out my pegboard that my husband made me in the fiskateers' gallery?

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

Nice to see you have time to be posting again! Your space looks great!

Jessica said...

Hey Louise, I love the pages. I know what you mean about rearranging and cleaning your space. I try to do it every couple of months. The entertainmet center, is doing what it was made for....entertaining you! lol have a great week, and stay warm.

Lorraine said...

Wow....that rocks.....you have some great space.....I saw the cricut cover I made you.....I was thrilled....

Redfern/Andrews said...

Love it!