It's a brand-new year and time to clean out the craft room (or closet or table or area). I found this wonderful article on doing just that and wanted to share it with you. (I would use my own craft room as an example but unfortunately, right now I could only give you the "before" shots, but I hope to get my re-organization done soon).
For the entire article, click HERE. There are lots more pictures, too.
It's a pretty long article, but here are some of my favorite parts:
This was a HUGE purge – and it wasn’t easy. I had to pry a few things out of my own hands. I held each piece in my hand and asked myself – have I used it lately? Do I love it? How much would it cost to replace? Do I love it?
Do I really, really, I’m-not-even-kidding, this-is-insane, REALLY love it? If not, gone.
(I still think I kept too many candles, but you should have seen what I had before.)
On a quick side note – I’ve used these plastic shelves for years and luuurve em! They hold a ton of weight, it takes about five minutes to put them together, and they’re cheap! I’ve gotten them from both Target and Lowe’s.
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I’ll tell you right now – I don’t purge tools. :) Tools (usually) aren’t cheap, and if I buy something – I know I’ll use it. It stays.
Back away from the tools peeps!
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The table is really a large, (nasty), metal folding table. I covered the top in fabric and then hot glued a “skirt” around it (with cheap muslin). Talk about a transformation! It’s so dang cute, I can’t even stand it!!
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I like decluttering and it was still a monster. But I’m SO glad I got this done, and in January? I’m ready to tackle the rest of the house!
Maybe next week. ;)
And here is the "after" shot:
I got some great ideas reading this article. Some things that I plan on doing are getting rid of things that I have not used in years, putting crafting supplies in well-labeled boxes so I can find them easier, and organizing the tools of my trade in a better way.
Be sure to read the whole article - I bet you will get some great ideas, too!