craft room clean out 2014: part 1

If you’ve taken my Organizing FUNdamentals workshop at Big Picture Classes then you know my craft room history. I started scrapbooking 17 years ago as a poor married college student on a very tight budget. My wonderful husband was in school getting his PhD for several years after we were married so the first 3/4 of our marriage we continued to live on a very tight budget. My craft room started as a rolling cart that I picked up for a couple dollars at a yard sale in Arizona, and grew over the years in the same manner–yard sale piece by yard sale piece. So it’s a total hodge podge of not-entirely-matching shelves and surfaces.

These photos are from a few years ago. Now there are two more shelving units against the wall and another table at the end of my corner unit. Plus a wall mounted shelf above my work space. This has worked out fine for me, and I feel very blessed to have what I do. However, we are now at a point where I feel comfortable starting to replace some items bit by bit. Here’s are some photos of my craft room right now–today. Keepin’ it real peeps. =)

Yep, you’ve got it! I decided to start by replacing my shelving units which are not scrapbook paper friendly (read not 12″ high or deep). Last weekend my hubby and I drove 30 minutes south of here to our local Ikea and bought a new Kallax shelf. Squeal! I figure I can fit everything in my Kallax shelving unit or on my wall mounted shelf (which is empty now that I got rid of most of my Anna Griffin supplies).

Ideally, I’d love to get all of my personal supplies (ie ones that aren’t for design teams) out of my closet and onto my new shelving unit so I have more room for scrapbook albums in there. We’ll see how that goes!

First order of business…DUMP AND PURGE! I’ll pull out all of the supplies on my shelves one by one and purge the stuff I don’t need or use. So…watch my blog over the next few weeks. I may be offering some stash grabs again.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress and how things turn out. Now I’m off to bury myself in my craft room! Wish me luck!

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