since it's all about organization on the creating keepsakes blog this week, i thought i would do a post or two about it as well. i wish i was prepared enough to do a huge video tour of my scraproom, or type up a huge post on every nook and cranny. the fact is, i'm not that prepared. maybe someday ;)
excuse the mess that you see above. this is a rather neat version, of what my scraproom has looked like the last few weeks. there is a TON of creativeness going on in there, with CHA stuff :) anyways. a couple of months ago, i moved my desk over in my scraproom. it had been in the middle of the room, and i sat with my back to the window. it was a tight fit, moving around that desk. so i finally tried turning it to the side, so that it comes out from the window. i LOVE it.
edited to add: i've gotten a ton of emails in the last day about my desk. so i thought i would share where i got it. i ordered it online from target, and you can see the info HERE.
the bonus to moving the desk, is that it freed up a little bit of wall space. my two main walls are taken up with my ikea expedit shelves. one wall has a closet. and the other is mostly all window. so even just the tiniest amount of extra wall space was huge to me. i wanted something that wasn't too high, since the window is pretty low. these storage cubes ended up working perfectly. i picked up four of them, and spent forever putting them together. seriously. they took forever and a day to assemble.
i really don't have that many drawers in my scraproom. it's more baskets, bins, and jars. so the drawers were really appealing to me. my first thought was to make this sort of a "techniquey" area. a spot where i could keep all things technique related. all the messy stuff. i ended up working some other things in here too, since these drawers ended up holding much more than i thought they would.
i thought i would let you peek into my storage cubes, to see how i ended up organizing them. these are from left to right, from top to bottom.
what a great start. an empty drawer. lol! i still can't decide what i want to put in there. in the drawer on the right, i have blank cards and some envelopes.
on the left, i have more envelopes. and on the right, are all my finished cards. i have never had a good spot to store the cards i create, and they fit perfect in these drawers.
the drawer on the left holds all my misting sprays. i know what you're thinking. "we've never seen you mist anything". lol! i'm getting there people. trust me. in the right drawer, i have all my bottles of glitter and stickles. i have this huge adversion to glitter, and yet i own a huge amount of it. it's because it's so stinkin pretty!
the drawer on the left holds all my pop dots. i keep telling you all that i'm addicted to pop dots, and this proves it! the drawer on the right holds a portion of my adhesive. i actually have 2 large drawers in the closet that have adhesive too. you can never have enough. and yet, oddly enough, i'm always running out of glue dots. go figure.
this drawer has some roller stamps from stampin up, magnetic stamps from making memories, and some other random stamps. honestly, i can't remember the last time i have used any of these.
i ended up with three drawers on ink pads. so i'm really not sure why i stuffed so much in this drawer, when the other two aren't that full. this holds my distressing inks, acrylic blocks, super old tiny bazzill inks, and some other random ink pads.
this drawer holds my embossing powders, versamark ink, and heat tools.
another drawer of ink pads.
this drawer holds all my chalk. some of this is really old chalk, and some is newer pebbles chalk. i have the little pompom things to apply chalk, some chalking templates, and some colored pencils.
this last drawer holds all my stampin up ink pads. on the left side of this drawer, is a little clear plastic divided tray. i found these at target, and have them in a few drawers. an easy way to keep the smaller things in the drawer from getting lost.
on top of the storage cubes, i have this wicker basket. i have been tossing newer embellishments and goodies in there, that i have received, and don't want to forget about. right now, i have a lot of studio calico, jenni bowlin, pink paislee, and october afternoon in there. the nice thing, is that i HAVE been using this stuff. way more often than if i had tucked it all away on my expedit shelves.
i also have one of the making memories carousel's. the one on my desk holds all my tools and some adhesives. this one is more for random embellishments that just don't have a home yet. or havn't made it to where they belong. or things i want to use, and not forget about. just a random mix of product.
and there you have it. most of the stuff in these drawers had been in my closet. so i didn't always think to use it all. i'm really liking having things out. even though they're still tucked in drawers, they come to mind a lot more now and i love that i'm using them again.