Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Getting Organized!

Pretty soon I will have to give up my scraproom :( My in-laws are coming to visit for Christmas and then after that, the third bedroom will be turned into a room for my youngest DD. She will be 18 months... so probably about time she gets her own room (and out of Mommy and Daddy's!) So I've been trying to (slowly) get organized... here is what I've done this last week:

Cleaned up my desk area (for those of you who don't know me... Yes, this IS clean!)

I noticed that I tend to look for things based on color... so I bought some plastic containers for my ribbon and sorted by color. The containers are about half the size of a shoebox. Found some neat ribbons I had forgotten about!

I bought these drawers at Ikea this weekend. Just sorted all my flowers by color and I have six drawers left over. I'm going to alter these too... one of these days! :DAll the different drawers of flowers. From top left: Teal, Burgandy, Yellow, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, Brown, White/Cream, Black/Grey, and Red! These drawers are pretty big too. Each drawer probably has about 200 flowers in it - except for the Black and Grey one. Um, I DO NOT need more flowers!!!

And these are the Ikea shelves that were given to us that I need to move into the bedroom so I can start putting stuff on them.
I also bought 12 glass bottles for my buttons and brads, but I haven't started on that yet. I wanna cry I still have SO MUCH to do. I have way too much stuff (SHHHH... don't tell my husband I said that!)

ADDED 15 Nov:
Also bought 12 glass bottles for my buttons at Ikea. Then I realized I have more brads than buttons, so I put brads in them last night. No joke, I spent 2.5 hours digging out all the packages of brads everywhere and sorting by color!!! I had so many brads not even opened! And I considered not opening them, but then figured they would get tucked away and not used again. So I ripped open about 6 new packages of brads, all the brads we get in swaps and for extras. EVERYTHING! And put them in jars!

Purple, Green, Pink and Blue were my fullest jars. Seriously, I must have about 300 of these EACH! I came to the conclusion last night that I DO NOT! need to buy anything else for a long long long time...


Lainey said...

Oh it's sad you have to give up your scrappy room, but looking at your flower stash makes me oh so happy! What a terrific selection!

Andrea Amu said...

I know what you are going through! I have my own scrappy room right now but we need another bedroom too, so I need to find space elsewhere soon for the scrap stuff. It's hard!

I can't believe you have so many flowers...wow!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I would go on strike!
I would chain myself to the door and they couldnn't take me alive! If Ihad a room like that!!