Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Studio Makeover Week 3

Well it's week 3 of my summer studio makeover and I don't have a picture of the studio to show you because I didn't do anything in it this week.  I did however work on organizing my etsy stuff (which I am including as part of this makeover).  I went out and bought 3 large plastic bins that hold file folders:
 
They are all filled with etsy paper - one is for united states travel, one international travel, and one miscellaneous paper for my etsy kits.  They are all FULL and it took me about 4 days to organize all the paper into these bins and I'm still not done!!  I didn't realize I had so much stuff until I started to sort through it.

How you can use this storage idea:  The plastic bins are ugly but they are functional for me because I have such a high volume of paper I need to store.  For the normal scrapper/crafter you can use this idea to organize embellishments (maybe stickers or alphas?) or paper scraps.  Target and office supply stores have smaller (and cuter) versions of these boxes that might be perfect for organizing items in your craft room!

And I got a little ambitious and decided that I would turn this into the summer of organization (to include my entire house - don't worry I won't bore you with pictures of my organized closets etc).  I bought this book:
Which:
A. Means I have run out to target every day to buy new storage containers making this the most expensive $15 book I've ever bought and...
B. Means I have started little organizational projects all over the house - creating more of a mess - I definitely like to start little projects everywhere versus finishing a project before starting a new one!

And finally - I found another drawer of die cuts to get rid of - find die cut grab bags and more in my spring cleaning sale section of  my etsy shop here.

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2 comments:

Jasmine said...

Oh, I think I might have to get that book! I LOVE to organize, but need some help with it. I've been working on my crafting area too for the last 3 days....it's much smaller then your area, but it seems to be taking forever!! I like the way you're organizing your Etsy papers!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

This is great...
Always looking for guidance when it comes to organizing, specially my art studio! :]
Thanks for the tip on this book, will have to look into it.