It seems like the start of a new year brings on the desire to get organized...to purge old stuff (to make room for the new, I'm sure), to start the year fresh and clean and for many of us, to be able to find things that we've accumulated over the past year.
I was hit by the organizational bug earlier this week and ended up sorting my paper flower collections and condensing them into one tin file box from IKEA. I promised to show you a picture...the quality isn't the best but you will be able to see the concept.
I used empty tins from Maya Road products...I had been saving them for some reason...good thing that I did. All of the paper flowers that were left from kits, as well as those I had for personal use were sorted by color and inserted into the tins. They fit perfectly into the metal file box...labeling each tin with the color helps me find what I'm looking for right away. Now all I have to do is open one file box and voila, all of my flowers are in one place. Yay!
The other thing that I did was sort through my hand held punches and pull out the ones most frequently used. I put them into fabric covered boxes which I picked up at Michaels on sale several months ago...they are a great way to camouflage some of the less attractive (and sometimes downright ugly, but necessary) products.
I love the feminine look...but with clean lines.
So...that's two categories down...and many left to go!
What's your greatest organizational challenge? What would you like to see more organized in your studio/workspace in 2009?
If you post a comment, I will pick one name and send you an old small tool box, organized to the max with little stuff from my studio...call it a mini artist kit, if you will.
Just leave a comment between now and Monday, January 5th, around noon Arizona time, and I'll randomly pick a name and share some of my product (already organized) with you.
I wanted to wish all of you and your families a wonderful, healthy, happy, prosperous and organized New Year! Hope that 2009 is the best year yet!
P.S. I think that it's definitely time for a new year and a fresh start :))! I inadvertently posted this to my creatologie blog...for those of you who have posted comments, I have printed them out and will make sure they are included in the drawing.