I was starting to feel like my things were more stored than organized (because there is a difference!), so I moved some of my main pieces around, added a new shelf and wa-la! I am much happier with how the set up is… I feel like there is a much better flow and I am really enjoying it! The basic pieces moved but not much of the organization itself changed. If I did change something, I will try to mention it below.
I previously had a ton of stuff in the nook on the left but it was just to compact for me. I like that it is so much more open now.
Everything is so much easier to get too. It is easier for me to access my papers now – always a plus! My notebooks and albums are easier to get to now also, before they kept falling over and it was a pain.
I had much punches in a few different places before and I wasn’t really using any of them so I went through and picked the ones that I felt like I really used and put them in an easily accessible drawer that was previously for miscellaneous things. I can’t (won’t!) use them if they are a pain to get to so having them close by makes a lot more sense.
For Christmas, I got the three drawer shelf unit on the right. I moved my file cabinet for 8.5x11 papers and stacked the new shelving unit underneath the four drawer one I already had. The three drawer shelf now holds paper scraps, alphabets from stickers and rub-ons, and stickers and rub-ons. Previously the stickers and rub-ons (alpha’s and regular) were in two different places and were not convenient to get to.
My white shelves are used for things I do not need to access a lot like adhesives refills, felt, and things to give away. I also created a drawer just for Christmas related papers and embellishments and plan on making one for Halloween. When I do go to create something in one of those themed categories, I feel like I waste a lot of time searching through my stuff to find anything related to it. Grouping them together should be a time saver. I just noticed - the G… it’s suppose to be on top of the shelf not on the candle! My youngest is constantly moving it to the top of the candle; he says it “goes there!” it doesn’t! lol!
Just for fun – my view out! Before it was a mess but we did get everything unpacked and put away. Now my view out is an almost empty room. My husband wants to put a pool table there! That will definitely fill up the space.
and this I my newly organized and updated scrapbook room! The previous set up can be found here.
Have a great Thursday! focus! focus! focus!