Those pictures are my current scrapbook/stamping room. It used to be the dining room and it is adjacent to the kitchen so I have easy acess to the kitchen... I'm looking for better organization and ideas.. Those rubbermaid drawers are just full of extra stuff, extra cards that I created, storing scraps, 3 drawers are each kids' artwork etc (1 drawer per kid) and junk stuff :) Where I have the filing system for the 12 x 12 will have to change. we're getting a desk to put there for my new computer (soon!!) so I need to re do this room to make it more easy access and for me to use things up. I found quite a lot of things that I haven't yet used!! HELP!
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 GMT Views: 1303
Registered: May 16, 2005 Location: Ottawa Posts: 272
Wed, Oct 11, 2006 @ 5:16 PM
I have really enjoyed looking at your former dining room now Stampin' room. Firstly, I feel better about my "dining room now stampin' room. Secondly, I don't have half as much as you - drool! Thirdly, what a neat stamp pad & reinker holder! WoW! That is terrific and looks very well thought out with extra space for all those extra stamp pads underneath. I can't believe how space you have actually made great use of. (I see you not only stamp and scrap but also sew...tallented girl!)
As for help, I am not sure I am qualified. They say go vertically and you have. You do seem to need to make a bit more horizontal work space though.
Have you ever watched those "Neat or Clean Sweep" shows? They advise you to make 3 bins (or piles) when you are reorganizing. Give Away, Move and Keep. The Give Away could be scraps or items that you have not touched in a year. These could be donated to your local school or church group. Unloved or unused stamp sets could be sold. The Move Box(Your children's keepsakes etc.) could be moved to a better place. ie. the top shelf in each child's closet or the basement since they are in plastic containers. That would leave you with the KEEP items and leave you less to keep in your room and your job should be easier when you reorganize to make space for that wonderful computer.
P.S. I would only do this with a friend to keep me honest or I would save all those scraps, stamp sets and kid items.
Wishing you the best of luck.
Let me know how it goes.
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