- Figure out how you like things stored and store them that way. (i.e. I like things in open containers so I can see them)
- Store everything for one activity together (i.e. I have a Craftsmen tool tote that has all my stamping supplies it - I grab and go, my mail art supplies are all together, etc.)
- Sort things in a way that makes sense to you ( I like my ribbons sorted by color except for Cmas , I like other embellishments by category not by color, I like my alphabets in sets - no sorting by letter for me)
- I want my basic tools on the table so I can easily reach them - and I like them on a lazy susan (cheap at IKEA) so I can spin it and reach what I want.
- I like having magnetic/white boards on my wall. I have my inspiration board on one, my brads, eyelets etc in spice containers (IKEA) on another, and one that is blank and ready for lists, planning and sketching.
- The rubber stamps that I use the most are out on the hanging shelves that I have collected from thrift stores. I won't pay more than $6 and prefer $3 for the shelves!
- My clear stamps are in a clear over the door pocket shoe organizer and sorted by category (birds, small flourishes, lg flourishes, travel, etc.)They hang on the back of the craft room door.
- My paper is by manufacturer. I tried by color and did not like it. I buy mostly collections and they stay together - the only exceptions are Christmas and travel. I like to put them each in their own vertical storage pocket regardless of manufacturer.
- Order makes me happy. Clutter makes me crazy.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Organizational tips- Many of these are gleaned from this book from Aby Garvey et al.