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#795917 - 12/12/12 04:25 PM Tips to Save Space
Kathleen - Scrapbooking Offline
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Do you need a large space to be a scrapbooker? Here are some answers to that question and some suggestions for how to make your space be what you want and need it to be.

Tips to Save Space
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#796695 - 12/18/12 08:48 AM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Kathleen Organizing and space-saving tips are HIGHLY encouraged! I just read your article and I would like to request follow-up articles!! Can you do a series of articles on specific organizational systems for specific products? In otherwords, talk about paper, 12x12 and 8.5x11, and give us some (generic) ideas on how to organize and store. (Magazine holders for the 8.5x11, filing drawers, etc.) How to store & organize all those crazy small embellishments (brads, eyelets, stickers, jewels, etc)!!! How to organize tools: scissors, ruler, paper cutter, ink pads, etc. OK, I think you probably get my idea. Maybe a few threads to talk about these ideas. I certainly hope some of the folks reading these threads have ideas, some people may have even "conquered" their storage issues. :)

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#796712 - 12/18/12 10:46 AM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Hi SandraJ! One of the most requested things I've seen with scrapbooking IS organizing all the stuff. I'd love to hear from others here about their thoughts - ideas or if they would like to see more articles about organizing.

My own personal thought is to minimize organizing. Remember when it was all about shopping? We shopped but didn't scrap. Sometimes organizing can get like that too. We worry more about organizing than scrapping. It's sorta funny how that can happen.

Thanks for the idea! Kath*
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#796722 - 12/18/12 11:26 AM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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I agree that there has to be a balance between actual scrapbooking and organizing one's scrapbook supplies. However, I don't enjoy my scrapbooking or card making if I can't find my supplies when I need them. Sometimes I organize "in progress." In other words, if I'm working on a project and I am looking for those cute felt ornament stickers, I might have to look through a dozen different boxes, drawers, bags, etc. to find them. So, what I might do is take an empty box with me while I'm looking. If I see an embellishment in the same general category (stickers or Christmas or fabric) then I toss it in the box as I go. I label the box and put it on a shelf. I am NO WHERE near sorting through all my stacks & piles of stuff. But I have a start and every little bit helps.

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#796837 - 12/19/12 07:02 AM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Hey! I just thought of some more ideas to save space:

1. Store similar things together (all brads, all ribbons, etc).
2. Have a method to store your ribbons (I have a rack bought at Michaels but I've quickly out grown it!). A friend of mine built her ribbon storage out of the rain gutters cut to length and then attached to the side of her bookcase in craft room! Really cool and holds a lot of ribbon.
3. When you get home from shopping....IMMEDIATELY put your crafty goodies in their proper storage area. Hopefully this will keep you from buying multiples in the future.
4. Make use of the vertical space in your crafting area. Your bookcase is 5 feet tall but your ceiling is 9 feet tall. Do something with that upper space (decorative boxes to store extra supplies, a smaller shelf or two to display competed art or inspiration pieces, etc.).

These are some of my ideas......have I done all of these to full capacity? Absolutely Not! Organizing into my small crafting room is always an ongoing project. I am lucky that I have a small bedroom to call my crafting studio (but I can't even fit all my stuff in it).

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#796891 - 12/19/12 11:20 AM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Thanks for sharing, Sandra! Maybe I'll do a before/after of my room and everyone can see that organization really IS possible. I take a lot of my stuff to vendor shows and workshops, so my room looks like a tornado hit it most of the time. LOL It really does have organization, even like that though. I can generally tell someone exactly where something is if I need to. (Kinda sad, but it is what it is! LOL)
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#796912 - 12/19/12 04:18 PM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Kathleen

It would be great if you would post some pictures of how you have organized....please....show me it CAN be done! :LOL:

Tell me about vendor shows. How do you find them, where are they, what are they, etc? When you say workshops I'm assuming you me ones you give to customers?

Do you participate in the craft fairs around this time of year?

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#796925 - 12/19/12 06:33 PM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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Dear Kathleen -

That was a great article! I do origami and definitely I have to organize my supplies or it would get crazy. Bob got me four 4x4 grids to stack, which has been an enormous help -



Then I have rubbermaid containers up on the top above-closet shelf with all the pipe cleaners and so on.
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#797159 - 12/20/12 02:58 PM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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Lisa
I can see you've even labeled all the cubbies! You might have to buy some more papers since I see a lot of empty space! wink

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#797173 - 12/20/12 04:11 PM Re: Tips to Save Space [Re: Kathleen - Scrapbooking]
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LOL Sandra I already have hundreds and hundreds of sheets. And this is just the square ones - there's a three-tier shelf this is sitting on which has all my other paper in it.

The stuff that is "low" is the stuff like the confetti paper which is fairly rare and pricey. So I want to keep that separate so it stays pristine and isn't touched or ruffled through when I go through the "normal textured" papers.
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