As I sit here, embarrassed, looking around my office, I realize why I have barely scrapped lately.
I cannot see my desks. Or my floor.
It’s really awful. There are boxes of stuff everywhere. And, yeah, we won’t talk about the desks.
Step 1 in the reorganization project was buying an Expedit sideboard from Ikea last month to put in the Foyer. I’ve since moved all of my albums out there to free up some much-needed shelf space in here. I’ve also moved some magazines and books out there into pretty magazine file holders. So now, back to the office.
I’ve just clicked the ‘order’ button at Stampin Up. $150 later (eek!!!), I will have 12 paper holders, dividers, and some other things on the way to my house within the week. (Stampin Up stuff takes WAY too long to ship from Utah to Virginia, but I digress.) When they get here, I have a plan - ORGANIZE!!!!! Up until now, I’ve had my paper in two file drawers under my desk - cardstock in one, patterned paper in another. Well, the patterned paper collection has grown to large and doesn’t all fit into the drawer any more. Hence, a stack of it sits unorganized in one of the cubbies on my shelves, and even more is in boxes on the floor. My cardstock drawer, while organized, is so chock full that I cannot reach the paper in the back of the drawer without removing one of the large folders from the front first. Yikes! So, the plan is to organize all of my patterned paper in the paper holders, and divide the cardstock among the two drawers. More paper holders will be reserved for organizing layouts that are awaiting being put into albums. Hopefully, this will encourage me to keep this place organized and clean so that I feel more inclined to scrap. PLEASE! I’m dying to scrap, but between the mess and me being tired from working now, it has been SOOOOOOOOOOO hard!!!!
So, who’s with me? Hop on the organization train!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!