Thursday, February 11, 2016
5 Days to An Organized Crafty Stash–Card Stock Storage!
I’m back with Day 4 of the My Favorite Things 5 Days to An Organized Crafty Stash!! Today we’re looking at ideas for storing card stock!!
Hi, my name is Karolyn and I’m a card stock addict. One of my biggest crafty fears is that I’ll run out of my favorite card stock colors! So I hoard it – in ridiculous amounts!! But I can guarantee that I won’t run out!! LOL It’s kind of crazy, really . . . I have enough card stock for three third world countries. I store it on its side in magazine files, and the filled files are stored in my Expedit shelf – 8 of the 12 cubbies contain cardstock. (Yikes!) I leave my MFT Card Stock in the plastic bags that they come in, and I keep the colors in rainbow order. It just makes me happy.
Look at that pretty rainbow!! If that doesn’t cheer you up, then I don’t know what will!! I feel like I have a pretty good grip on my card stock stash in terms of organization. But, in the interest of keeping things real, I’m not 100% “together” in all areas of my craft room. Behold the area of my crafty life that still needs a lot of work.
Yes, friends . . . this is my scrap bin. It’s embarassing, but I like to keep it real here on my blog. So now you all know – I’m far from perfect!! LOL If I were to actually deal with this mess, it would probably take me days and days to sort it all out! And then what would I do with it?!! I have no idea!! I’m embarassed to admit that this drawer is so full right now, I can barely close it. It’s close to the stage where I’m tempted to just dump it all in the trash and start over!! Is that bad?!!
Here’s a pic of the scrap bin inside my craft room closet. You can see that the size of the scrap drawer is pretty big in comparison to the other drawers. Yes, friends – it’s ridiculous. And I’m aware that it’s ridiculous and shameful. But I can say that going through this organizational exercise has inspired me to deal with this mess and figure something out that will be much more practical and not so wasteful going forward. If you have any ideas on how I can accomplish this, please let me know!!
Okay, so now it’d make me so incredibly happy if you’d click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to some additional ideas from my teammates for storing card stock. No doubt they’ll inspire you to tackle your crafty stash in ways you never thought of!
That’s it for me today, friends!! I’m off to get a pedicure and have lunch with my sister. I hope you have a great day today! Please come back tomorrow for the final installment of the 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash!! It’s a super fun finale that you don’t want to miss!!!!