Well last week while Thad was up late doing some work, I kept him company downstairs and ventured into my scraproom. I don't have a photo to share, but let me assure you, it was scary! the doors wouldn't open without hitting boxes or bags. not one clear surface - and not because I had been scrapping and made a mess, but just piles of things never put away. I started going through things and unpacking bags and boxes and ran across products I'd loved, photos I'd never scrapped, projects I'd wanted to start - and I realized I DO want to continue scrapping! I just need to 'clean house' and simplify what I have.
My wonderful friend Ann had volunteered months ago to help me go through everything and organize my room. I hope she realized what she was getting herself into!
We spent yesterday pulling everything out of the room (and I have a big garage sale pile now). Today we worked on starting to put things back into the room and organizing what I have. I expect I'll still need to go through things and keep weeding out. In an ideal world I'd like to get closer to what my friend Kate has in her scrap room - just her favorites at hand. Anyway, I took a few photos today to share. I'd say we're more than 1/2 done now:
|Love my Ikea Expedit shelving|
|Don't get too excited, 1/2 of those are empty awaiting the pile of layouts on my desk!|
Well, onto next week when we'll finish up! Ann swears she's coming back :) Then I'll have no excuse to go downstairs and use my scraproom/office the way I had intended it but never really got much use out of. I've even scheduled a crop with friends at my house in September too.