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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

52 Weeks of Organizing: Craft Paper

This challenge was a little mundane but a lot necessary. I've mentioned before a million times now that I'm in the process of clearing out the guest/craft room to turn it into a nursery, but it's a huge undertaking to say the least.

My original goal was to have all my craft stuff cleared out by today actually so that our house guests while we're on vacation would have a clutter-free place to sleep. That didn't happen completely. So sorry, Melissa and Adam!

Because of the enormity of the project, I'm taking it piece by piece. One of those pieces was my craft paper. I have tons of the stuff. In fact, I've cut myself off from buying any more (no matter how great the sale or how cute the paper) until I've made a substantial dent in my current supply.

The Process
  1. Lay out all 12 x 12 craft paper.
  2. Organize by sets, prints, colors, or whatever works for what you have.
  3. Assemble organized stacks in your stage container. I used the Iris Handy Scrapbook Carrier because I liked the hanging file organizers, the small amount of space it requires, and the option to store things in the top section.
BEFORE

AFTER 1

  
AFTER 2
I also organized my 8.5 x 11 paper into a magazine holder and cleared out my scrap paper drawer, only keeping the usable scraps. And now it's all accessible and not hanging out all over the place.

Baby steps, people!

1 comment:

joyceandnorm said...

Baby steps works for me. I wish I could tackle some big projects head on, but with kiddos around, it just doesn't work. You get interrupted a million times. I'd rather have a thousand small items on my checklist than one big item which I'll never finish.