My Scrap Space5:00 AM
Today I am super excited to share my scrap space with you! I am posting here as well as on the Clique Kits blog today. I have a teeny tiny space in a teeny tiny room, and so I feel like I've become a pro at consolidating. I do store lesser used items like buttons, ribbon, etc. in another place so it doesn't take up my valuable real estate! Without further adieu...
I use this craft storage shelf thingy to store my mists, silhouette pens, journaling cards, 6"x 6" paper pads, and a basket of various ephemera.
I keep my most used papers in this paper organizer, with each slot designated for specific papers. I have it organized by: Misc. newer sheets, Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Teresa Collins/Echo Park/Webster's Pages/MME, and American Crafts (including Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, etc.). This is what makes sense in my mind :)
On top of the paper organizer, I keep a basket of my Thickers (and a few 6"x12" sticker sheets). I limit myself to whatever Thickers fit into the basket. If I have too many, I purge before I purchase more. Thickers are a HUGE weakness of mine! I remove the outer packaging and place them into individual 6"x12" bags. It is so much easier that way!
My scrap area is in a room that also holds my vanity, a book shelf, my husband's closet, and some storage. Not pictured in the main photo is clear Sterilite drawers that hold our office supplies. On top of these I keep 4 Iris containers that contain design team supplies, and Christmas paper. If I have a current kit box, it goes on top of this pile.
- Think Outside the Box: Get creative with your storage! Home Depot is actually a great place to shop for scrap storage. Re-purpose anything you can that will help keep your organized! You don't have to only use storage designed for crafts.
- Toss that Packaging: Unless you need the packaging to make it work for you, I highly recommend getting rid of any and all packaging. Packaging takes up valuable space, and adds clutter (plus it is time consuming if you're often opening and closing it)! If you can get away with it, toss that packaging!
- Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate! If I have two half used sticker sheets, I combine them all onto one sheet. Repeatedly doing this will save so much space! I do this with stickers, enamel dots, chipboard sheets, and more! I often cut up sheets of dimensional embellishments so I am not limited in the way I store them.
- Space is Valuable: If you're not using it often, store it somewhere else! It's much easier to occasionally go and get something than to fight through clutter and chaos. If you're never going to use it, PURGE!!I I often go through my supplies and donate what I'm not going to use. My style changes and it is more beneficial for me to not have supplies weighing me down!