Organizing a la cart
Today I’m going to talk a little bit more about organizing. I have found that people seem to either love organizing or hate it. I love it. My job as a secretary almost demands it, but it seems to come naturally to me. I’m sure a few of you out there are rolling your eyes at me now! Unfortunately, the current state of my scrapbook area does not support this claim. It. is. total. chaos and I do not work well or feel creative in chaos. So my goal for next weekend (Memorial Day) is to dive in, clean and do some rearranging.
There are a few things that are working really well in the space, but several that are not. So today I’m going to show you one section that I am very happy with.
I know that the rolling carts are not anything new these days but I don’t like to buy anything until I have a specific purpose for it. I am so glad I finally decided to get one! It holds all of my stamps plus several other items I use primarily for cards.
Most of my stamps are Close to My Heart sets that come in the small square envelopes as you can see. I have a few random stamps from Hobby Lobby and Michael’s to the left. Also on this shelf is my Kiwi Lane organizer with the border and accessory sets.
Then there are my stamp blocks, embossing powders, blending tools and cleaning wipes. There is a small basket of rubber stamps with generic images and a rolling stamp with small phrases.
And finally, the small jars have brads, buttons, small fabric flowers and clear gems. I found a really cute idea on Pinterest to store ribbon in mason jars with holes drilled into the lid to slide the ribbon through. I also have some stored in Tic Tac containers (also found on Pinterest!) On the right are 4×6 boxes where I keep a few cut apart cards and die cuts.
I like the current storage I’m using for my stamp pads so I left them on the bookshelf shown in the first picture. That holds several items and tools that I reach for frequently. Both of these sit within reach of my chair while I’m scrapping and I have found it to be very convenient which keeps distractions to a minimum. I don’t have to stop in the middle of a project to search for what I want to use next. It also makes it easy to put everything back where it belongs as soon as I’m finished with it.
I hope that this gave you some organizing ideas or inspiration for you to organize some of your most used products and tools. If you have any questions about my work area or storage, please leave a comment or send me an email. If you have something that works really well, I would love to hear about that, too.
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