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How I Stay Organized

8:06 PM
I moved last November and had to completely redo my scrapbooking area and I do not have pictures. Actually I probably won't take pics because it's really not pretty, but it's functional. From left to right I have two 5 shelf metal shelving units, a very large and deep table, a 5 drawer Steralite organizer, microwave stand with my printer & baby Cricut.

I was lucky enough to get a hold of a metal office desk that is very, very deep. I have my Cricut Expression, paper organizers, a lazy susan style organizer and I can still have my laptop and enough room to work. This did make a peg board behind the desk impossible, but it has drawers on the side so I can store my most used tools, ribbon/embellies and paperwork.

On the shelves I have my paper stored flat, but I will be looking into vertical storage. I have cardboard boxes that I keep small albums, items to alter, and one catch all. I'm sure a canvas basket would look prettier, but these were free and my room is in the basement so no one sees it.

I use baby food jars to hold brads, buttons, and metal. I have them labeled on the front of the jar and now on the top because they are in a drawer. My ribbon was on a dowel rod hanging on my peg board, but now it's shoved in a 2 gallon clear bag and which isn't working at all, but at least I can see what I have.

When I get a set of stickers, I put them in an accordian style organizer by theme. If it doesn't fit, I cut up the sheet to make it fit. I get rid of the packaging and it takes up much less space.

The best tip is to put everything away when I am done. I wipe down my Cricut mat with a baby wipe and then use it on my desk to dust and get the inks and adhesives off.

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.