Friday, January 22, 2010

What a Difference!

Hello there!

How is everyone's organizing going? I must say that my craft room has totally changed in the past two weeks, and all because I got rid of a lot of stuff. Here are some pictures:

It's not finished yet but it is looking so much better! I still have a few things to go through but for the most part the decluttering is done. Next will be painting and replacing the flooring, which I'm hoping to do in the next month or so. It's trying to find those blocks of time to get the big jobs done that's the hard part.

Now that the room is so much cleaner I can find things easier and also it's a better environment for creating. So, this weekend I hope to do some creating and post it here.

So, I hope my decluttering is an inspiration to you to get your craft space decluttered. It's very liberating and also I firmly believe it will make you a more creative person.

On a side note, this week my favourite player in the NHL retired. Michael Peca was a player that gave his all every night on the ice. He was one of the best defensive forwards in the league and a true leader on and off the ice. I have so many wonderful memories of him playing and I was fortunate to be able to see him play live a few times. Here is a nice interview he did with HNIC Radio.

Thank you, Mike, for all the great memories and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Confession Time

If you were to come into my home you would see that it is pretty clean and well organized. That is, every room, except one: the craft room.

I am very lucky in that I have a whole room dedicated to all my crafting materials. However, it is also the room where the kids do their crafts and the room wherea lot of miscellaneous things get dumped. I'm always trying to clean it to no avail.

This year I decided that it would be the year that I would get this room cleaned and organized once and for all. It is a huge job but it needs to be done.

I have more scrapbooking supplies than some stores and it's time to get serious and start purging. I've got enough paper to wallpaper every house on my street; enough rub-ons to cover my whole room; enough stamps and inks to last a lifetime. I think you get the picture.

I know that I'm not the only one in this position. There are many of us out there who have too much stuff and can't see the forest for the trees. It's time to clean house and start fresh. I find that I'm not creating as much as I would like because it takes forever to find anything amongst the disaster. I know for me, I'm much more creative in a relatively clean space.

So, I'm going to do something I would normally not do and that's post pictures of my craft space. I'm not big in people seeing my home as I always feel like I'm being judged (that's a whole other issue) but I feel it's important for me to post these pictures so then it will make me accountable and start doing the cleaning that needs to be done.

Join me in this cleaning/organizing adventure and hopefully it will inspire you to do the same.

Happy organizing!