Is your Desk a Mess?

I’m digging into the archives again to bring you a post about my messy desk!

This is a great before & after…enjoy!

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Today I decided to attack the paper monster that has been haunting me for the past few months!

The first photo is of my desk, which I started to organize (meaning I piled things on top & below because they belonged here!) when I worked on my Master Bedroom over the weekend…

Ughh!!  I really don’t enjoy sharing “before” photos!  But I suppose they do make the “afters” look that much better!!

So, I started by taking everything off of and out from under the desk & file cabinet.

I laid them on my bed so that I could start the sorting process…

I then decided to move my hubby’s charging station over to his nightstand to free up more room on top of my desk…

Next I emptied out my desk drawer into a bin…OMG!! How did all of that junk fit into one shallow drawer?!!!

As I started the sorting process, I decided which items I needed to keep on my desktop…

Ahhh, looking so much better!

Then I realized that I had forgotten about the monitor that I wanted to start using

as the screen is much larger than my laptop screen…

and hopefully with it being raised higher than my laptop, I will get fewer neck & head aches!

I just removed a few accessories and the monitor fit fine…and I still have plenty of desktop space…

Now onto the desk drawer…

And in the photo below you can see where my lovely daughter scratched her name into the desktop!

I made the mistake of letting her use this desk in her bedroom when she was younger – ugh!

I decided to put small bins into the drawer to keep me from using it to stash papers & other junk!

Hopefully I’ll be more apt to keep it clean & organized with it set up this way…

So all in all I am very pleased with my desk clean up!

Next I need to clean out my filing cabinet – purging last year’s  bills & filing the stack I have from this year…

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How I Organize My Crafting Space!

Hello!  I decided to pull a past post out of the archives (2010) to share with you this week!

Since I’ve been sharing a lot about how I organize my crafting supplies, I thought it was a good time to share how I organize my crafting spaces!

 


Since moving into our home in April (and losing my guest room/craft area!)

I now have my crafting armoire in my Master Bedroom.

I also store all of my extra craft supplies and my inventory of handmade &

store bought gifts in my Master closet so everything is centrally located.

My crafting armoire is on the wall next to our slider so I can see/hear the sights

and sounds of the pool & backyard while I’m creating :’)

Here’s a few photos:


My Craft Armoire!


More crowded than I’d like, but I’m happy that it all has a home!


Love my OTT-LITE!

The black tower on the right is actually a SIZZIX organizer that I use for my paper pads & paint chips.


Love this organizer-caddy thingy!


Bins of paper scraps that are leftover from other projects…


One of my ribbon organizers – I believe it’s called a “Ribbon Ring” but I can’t remember…



This beauty is great for taking supplies from place to place!



And here’s where I hide all of my totes and my Cricut – nicely hidden by my curtains :’)



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My Creative Space

Craft Room revamped

Sarah’s Craft Room

unveiled last year

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My studio vignettes

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Organized Craft Space: How I Store My Stamps

Today I want to share another way I organize my crafting supplies…

How I store my stamps…

How I Store My Stamps

I recently dumped out all my stamps onto my bed so that I could see exactly

what I had and to find a better way to organize them!

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I found some clear plastic bins that I had around the house

and started sorting!

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All of my alphabet stamps into one bin…

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My Christmas stamps into another…

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My small acrylic stamps store nicely in a 4 x 6 photo album

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Which then goes into a bin that holds my larger acrylic stamps as well…

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And the rest are sorted {loosely} by sentiment, birthday, animals…

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And lastly, my ink pads…

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Organized Craft Space: How I Store My Paper

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Hello!  A few years ago I shared with you

how I organize my crafting materials in my Craft Armoire.

Click here to see that post…

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During the Holidays my craft armoire became a huge mess

so I spent a few days de-cluttering & re-organizing…

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I have my 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper organized into several categories…

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I have also added any sticker sheets or other large embellishments

that fit in these categories, to these boxes

to try & be more efficient & spend less time searching for things!

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I also have one box for Current projects

so that I can throw everything in there at the end of the day

and pick up where I left off when I have the time to go back to it

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I believe this was used to hold Sizzix dies?

I got it for a steal at a yard sale & my 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ paper fit perfectly!

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I still have a few problem areas…

My “scrap” bins are always overflowing because I don’t want to waste anything!

And my file drawer that holds my 8 x 10 paper is looking a little shabby too…

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How do you organize your paper?

I would love to know!

Until next time,

Deb :)

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Organizing My Tools

Life has been crazy this week as we prepared to leave for vacation,

so I decided to share a post that I wrote last year

about how I organize my “tools”…

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As I was looking for a couple of screws to install some hooks in my laundry room,

I realized that my “tool box” was in need of some organization.

Here’s what it looked like before:

I was using a plastic bin to hold some small boxes & baggies of miscellaneous nails, screws & picture hangers, as well as a small level, screwdriver, hammer and other small tools.


Here’s my new and improved tool “drawer”!

I used a large plastic organizer (I believe it was intended for socks, etc.) in a drawer that I currently use for my appliance manuals and a few odds and ends.  I lined the slots with cardstock as small items would have fallen through the bottom. The newly organized hardware box fit perfectly in the largest box in the organizer and I filled the remaining slots with my measuring tape and other small tools.  There was also room in the drawer for my hammer, level & screwdriver.

Here’s a close up of my organized little box of hardware!


Salvation Army Finds & a Linky Party!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to our local Salvation Army store

and while I was there, I picked up these…

How much you ask??  Well, the price tags said $2.35 (each), which is a fantastic deal…

But when the cashier rang me up, the total cost was only $3.30!!!

I had forgotten that everything is 30% off on Wednesday’s – yahoo!!!!

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They found a new home in my pantry…

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Now all my tea and sweeteners are nice and organized!

Not too shabby for $3.30!

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Desk/Paper Clean Up

I’m linking to:

Today I decided to attack the paper monster that has been haunting me for the past few months!

The first photo is of my desk, which I started to organize (meaning I piled things on top & below because they belonged here!) when I worked on my Master Bedroom over the weekend…

Ughh!!  I really don’t enjoy sharing “before” photos!  But I suppose they do make the “afters” look that much better!!

So, I started by taking everything off of and out from under the desk & file cabinet.

I laid them on my bed so that I could start the sorting process…

I then decided to move my hubby’s charging station over to his nightstand to free up more room on top of my desk…

Next I emptied out my desk drawer into a bin…OMG!! How did all of that junk fit into one shallow drawer?!!!

As I started the sorting process, I decided which items I needed to keep on my desktop…

Ahhh, looking so much better!

Then I realized that I had forgotten about the monitor that I wanted to start using

as the screen is much larger than my laptop screen…

and hopefully with it being raised higher than my laptop, I will get fewer neck & head aches!

I just removed a few accessories and the monitor fit fine…and I still have plenty of desktop space…

Now onto the desk drawer…

And in the photo below you can see where my lovely daughter scratched her name into the desktop!

I made the mistake of letting her use this desk in her bedroom when she was younger – ugh!

I decided to put small bins into the drawer to keep me from using it to stash papers & other junk!

Hopefully I’ll be more apt to keep it clean & organized with it set up this way…

So all in all I am very pleased with my desk clean up!

Next I need to clean out my filing cabinet – purging last year’s  bills & filing the stack I have from this year…

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Weekend Projects: Master Closet & Laundry Room

I love January!  I love the feeling of a fresh start – fewer weekend commitments & more hours to do the things I want to do around my house.  This past weekend I was able to devote several hours on my Master bedroom, closet & laundry room…before I show the after pictures of my Master closet I must warn you!  If you like custom made, perfectly organized with matching containers & hangers, you may want to skip this post!  I simply re-organized the space after several months of neglect and stashing of Christmas presents!

Here goes…

Bookshelves provide extra storage under the hanging clothes bar…bins on top hold miscellaneous craft & school supplies.

This area doesn’t look too pretty but the hanging storage is great for extra cereal, crackers, granola bars, etc.  Now that I’m couponing on a larger scale, I need more places to store my growing stash!

Now onto the Laundry Room where I basically cleaned out the clutter & items that were waiting to be put back in their proper homes…

Sorry that the font is in varied sizes on these photos…I’m still learning how to use Picnik!

I’ll be back later in the week with an update on my coupon savings…since I’ve been buying extra newspapers & shopping at several more stores, I’ve been able to find some amazing deals and save my hubby lots of money!  Or at least that’s what I keep telling him when I come in the door with all the bags of groceries!

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I’m linking up to the Thrifty Decor Chick’s “Show Us Your Closets” 

Organizing the Kitchen

After organizing my homeschool supplies I realized that I now needed to organize the area in the kitchen where the supplies would be kept…

so as I started moving things around, well….

Of course, one cupboard led to another….

And another….

I think you can see where this is going!

This one is still quite cramped but it’s the only space that will fit a lot of my larger items…

Moving on to the drawers…they weren’t too bad…

The junk drawer got spruced up too!

This was payment for a job well done :’)