Friday, January 6, 2012

Trying to get organized... again!

I have the problem everyone else does- too much space, not enough space to hold it or time to use it. I've been trying to purge some of it (which will hopefully result in a grand ol' giveaway here!) and the rest I'm trying to organize in such a way that I can actually find it. I made leaps and bound last year but I'm finding that it's just not all working for me.

This is what I have now:
The drawers in the first photo are cluttered and sometimes, I just can't figure out where things should go.  For instance, all of my Tim Holtz stuff is together and just in an unlabelled bin.  The massive pile of paper in the corner is my son's artwork that I need to photograph and get rid of.  I want to make some books of the photos- they'll obviously take up less space and be a bit more organized.
The second photo is a dresser that matches my son's bed but the changing table is still in his room.  He's been out of diapers for about 8 mos. so I'd like to switch the dresser for the changing table, photo below.

We had a crib that matched this table but it never converted to a bed and daybed the way we wanted so we sold it before we moved.  However, I think the changing table would be a fabulous workspace in my room- the Cricut and Big Shot would actually have a table top I could use them on.  And, I'm trying not to use the dresser in my space because it simply doesn't belong there.  Therefore, I switch them and I gain more storage AND workspace and he gets a matching room.  Hmmm... maybe THAT'S what we'll do this weekend!  Once I have the right furniture in here, maybe I can get fully organized too.  What a concept!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh...the craft room organization. I am finding this a universal work-in-progress situation. I hope you find what works best for you! I love your idea of re-purposing this furniture for your Cricut & Big Shot; I did the same thing, except I used my own baby dresser (yes, it is 40+ years old and made of cheap pine and ply-wood, but it works.)

    Every time I tackle the craft room re-org it is better than the time before. It is a lot of work. When I tackled it again (late October-early November), I broke it up into smaller daily purging chores rather than an all-out BLITZ of purge/re-org. I focussed ONLY on purging, not re-org. After the purge was complete, I mailed a lot of it off as happy mail to blog friends, and some was donated to the art teacher at my daughters' school. Then I re-organized, which only took a couple of hours. It is still perfectly neat and organized, though I do have piles of projects (two boxes of my daughters' art work to photograph, then purge! So glad to know there is someone else out there in the same boat as me.)

    Best of luck! I hope your craft room becomes exactly what you have in mind.