Okay! Okay! It's true! I am an organizational junkie. I can spend hours in places like the Container Store. I Am helplessly drawn to the plastic box aisles of stores like Big Lots and Walmart. I have a label maker with 10 different colors of label tapes. So when I finally decided to redesign my craft room, it was no easy task to decide what I wanted it to look like. For starters the room I was targeting was a mess. It was a room that I shared originally with my partner as our home office. When I retired and he took the room over, it also became the room where things landed we didn't quite know what to do with. They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
Once I had my wish list complete, the demolition began. Step 1 was to remove everything from the room. Several car loads to the local thrift store later, the room looked a bit better - or at least emptier!
Major holes had to be repaired in the walls after the cabinets were removed. The old asphalt tile was removed and replaced with porcelain tile. Thew room got several coats of paint.
Here's the finished room.
I wanted the space to accommodate 8 people for classes, so I purchased a square table with a built lazy susan. The crafting area contains a computer screen I can use to show MDS demos, excerpts from the 3 years of Convention video sets I purchased, and it also allows me to connect my iPhone and play music.
Over the next few weeks I'll be highlighting some of the specific tool organizational ideas I incorporated into this dream space.
As part of my new organizational series of posts, I am also adding a service to any customers. I have created a swatch book with My Digital Studio similar to the Stampin' Up! Color Coach swatch book used for our Color Collections. But this swatch book is for stamp sets. When you purchase any stamp sets from me, Simply let me know my email and you will receive by mail a 2 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' card with the stamp set on it, the item numbers for both clear and wood mount, and the cost. Punch a hole in the corner and secure them with a scrap book post like our Color Coach, or just hold them together with a rubber band. It's a great way to keep track of what you have.