Monday, June 21, 2010

Organizing Craft Supplies - Before & After

I've been wanting to consolidate and organize my crafting supplies for quite some time now. Having no direction or plan, I have stared at my craft closet for hours wondering how to get started, what kind of storage containers to get, etc. Finally, one night last week I just started collecting all my crafty odds and ends which I had stored in plastic bags and stashed in several places...it was a start!

BEFORE


After a trip to Hobby Lobby for some plastic storage bins, I feel much  more organized...

AFTER



I also purchased some square flat storage containers from Dollar Tree to store my stamp collection...and yes, these will get pretty labels once I get everything done!



Ah yes...this is better:

My desk also got some organization after I popped the lid off another container...


My mixed media/game pieces found a new home in some glass jars I wasn't using.  Now they sit on the media cabinet as decoration in the game room until I need them...


And finally, I gathered all the ribbon pieces and put them in a glass jar that was just collecting dust.  Now I can see just what I need ... but don't look too close, there is still some mess on the shelf that needs organizing.  But I'm off to a good start, right?!?





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3 comments:

  1. Way to go. I have been in your shoes and once in a while I revisit them. I too solved some of my container troubles by looking through my kitchen cabinets finding containers there that I didn't use for anything and also in my recycling bin where there also was a few containers that could be used for storing my craft supply. You are definitivly up to a good start.

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  2. love this post. small steps make a world of difference, huh? I'm going to feature this at "AP Tuesday" New Nostalgia. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Good going! I find I can't create and be inspired if my supplies are not organized. It's never completely organized but I found I can't relax and enjoy working on a project unless I keep it under control.

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