Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Get Organized Challenge Week #2

How did you make out with last week's challenge? Did you find your work table?
Remember these challenges are set up for scrapbooking but I think they are useful for any craft. Are you a knitter? Instead of sorting paper, you will be sorting your yarn perhaps. You can do it!!
Here's this week's challenge:
Week 2
Your challenge this week is to S.P.A.C.E. your paper - - and I mean ALL of your paper: cardstock, patterned paper, specialty papers, and all those SCRAPS!

SORT: Bring all of your paper to one area. Sort it all into piles: KEEP, SELL, DONATE, TRASH
PURGE: bag up, and assign a price and your initials to papers that you want to SELL at a garage sale, and put the bags in the garage sale box. Throw out the TRASH pile. Bag up the DONATE pile and immediately make arrangements for drop-off/pick-up.
ASSIGN: separate your paper into categories that make sense to you. For example, you may want to divide it simply into cardstock and patterned paper. If you have a huge stash of paper, you may want to divide it by colour, theme, or manufacturer.
**Another way to sort your paper is in page kits. Package matching patterned papers in a zip lock or similar bag, add matching cardstocks and embellishments.
CONTAINERIZE: store you paper in a way that makes sense to you:

- vertical paper holders
- hanging vertical file folders
- wire cubes
- paper trays
- paper organizers
- bookcases with adjustable shelves

**I store my page kits in bankers boxes and my scraps in hanging file folders all on a bookcase with adjustable shelves.**

EQUALIZE: each time you finish a scrap session, return from a crop, or bring home new papers, spend a few minutes putting your paper away where it belongs.