Sunday, January 23, 2011

Organizational challenge

As many of you may know I am one of the moderators of the Yahoo group scrapbookingrooms.  We have started a series of challenges that will help us organize our craft space.  If you need to organize your craft room I invite you to join us.  :-)  
So here is some information regarding the various challenges as well as an update of my own
efforts to meet these challenges.

Challenge #1 -- Pick-up/clean the craft room.  In order to move forward with the other challenges, and do some crafting, most of us need to at least pick-up/clean-up our rooms.  We understand that sometimes the task can can be overwhelming.  The idea of this challenge is just to pick-up. Beginning in February we will begin to organize the space.  However, if you need to purge perhaps you can do what I did back in October.  
My progress:  I have three 6 ft tables which were full of stuff as a results of my Christmas projects.  Photo on the left is one of those tables. 

I had already purged back in October but I used the same principle to clean-up my space.  I created and worked on three piles; (1) scraps to be put away, (2) paper to be put away, (3)embellishments to put in my Scrap Rack. 

I am happy to report all three tables are clean, the piles have been been organized and I am busy crafting which is what this is all about! 

Challenge #2 -- Create an inspiration board.  Use your inspirational board as a map . . . a guide . . . to what we want to achieve your craft space.  If you are like me, you have a folder full of pictures and ideas for the space.  If you are like me, you may have multiple ideas for the same station.  So having the inspirational board will help me do two things; (1) make a decision as to what I want to do in the space, (2) help keep me on task.  Afterwards I will them use my pretty little inspiration board to display other artwork.

My progress:  I am just about done with mine.  My inspirational board is not pretty but practical for this exercise.  My real board is a project onto itself.  I will share those pics with you tomorrow so please stay tuned.

Challenge #3 -- the real challenge.  This is where the real organization begins as we tackle different work stations in our craft room.  These challenges will start in February.  We are organizing the challenges by stations with sub-categories for items that may be stored in that station.  In addition to the challenges, when appropriate, we will post a few projects that will make the space not just functional but beautiful as well. 

As always, thanks for stopping by . . .



JustYolie said...

I'm reorganizing again. I purchased bookshelves last night. I'm hoping to get rid of my PC desk to make room for a lounge room looks like a tornado hit...again! :)

Brenda said...

I just found you through a message board. I have a very small crafting room and so unorganized. I am hoping I can get some help here. LOL. Purging just isn't in my vocabulary YET. TFS

Yoli said...

Yolie . . . congrats on the new purchase. I very familiar with those tornados. :-) Cost of being creative I suppose.

Brenda . . . welcome. Purging is hard . . . I know . . . but you will find it liberating. Be sure to let us know how you are progressing in your room.


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