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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Getting organised...

...for 2015.

The aim being - if I can find it, I might actually use it!

So last night I sat down with a pile of dies and managed to discard this...
 ...a carrier-bag full of unwanted packaging. It's surprising the amount of space all this bulky packaging takes up.

What happened to the contents of that packaging?

I filled two organiser files...
 ...this polka-dot one is currently available from DoCrafts as are the refill packs of pockets containing magnetic sheets.
I have gathered together my collection of these Memory Box cuties...
 ...and have used some of them now that I know where they are (I'm sure I bought the mittens & stockings versions but perhaps that was just my wishlist coming to mind).
I knew I had quite a few Tonic dies...
 ...but I found some that I had totally forgotten about.

I still have my Sue Wilson dies to house - another organiser on the list for "Member's weekend" at the end of January.

Now when Ranger came out with these mini Distress Ink pads I thought it was just a fad and something to encourage us to buy even more stuff - how wrong I was. They are perfect for mobile crafting...these are so much easier to pack in your tote for a crop/class than taking a large box containing the full size pads (it's easier to fit these on the table too).

I love the storage tins...
 ...they keep everything together - all neat and tidy...
...and I do mean everything. The recess in the bottom of each ink pad houses a blending foam pad perfectly...
...so you have a pad for each colour at hand ready for use - how super is that.

My first crop for 2015 is on Saturday 10 January and I'm sure that I'll be more productive by having these things on hand...well...I hope so.

On my recent blog visits I've noticed that several folk have included de-cluttering and organising as a goal for 2015.

I've made a start - let's see if I can keep up the momentum...............................................................

5 comments:

sue jones said...

I am not looking- i am NOT looking ........I lokked , Do I need some ??;)

Karen leonard said...

Ooooh well done for getting organised so quickly ! It does make such a difference :) love your polka dot folders too .

Redanne said...

What a great idea to de-clutter, I love your polka dot folders too! Anne xx

Sandra said...

I'm another that is hoping that 2015 will be the year of decluttering. I didn't do too badly last year but I'm hoping to do a LOT better this year.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I must confess I have a very organised craft room as that is how I am with evrything. I have several of the A4 magnetic black files with added sheets in them and have mine organised by type eg squares, garden inc birds, butterflies etc. anything to make cardmaking a quicker process so I can spend more time on making the card. Well done on starting to get yours organised, looks great