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Posted 7/16/2013 by jen1021 in General Scrappin'
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jen1021
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Posted: 7/16/2013 11:08:23 PM
Ok, I am really not trying to be snarky. Tonight I was looking at some scrap rooms on another site. Something struck me: These rooms are all perfect. They are coordinated, neat, clean, and filled to the brim with product. My room isn't messy but it certainly isn't photo clean either. I know where everything is but I don't have nearly the product that is shown in so many of these rooms. One room was shown that looked more "real" and she didn't get very many nice comments.

So my questions are:
1. Does anyone ever really create in these rooms?
2. Do these rooms look like this all the time or just when the camera is out?
3. How much of that product is for use on pages and how much was purchased for purely aesthetic reasons?

Any thoughts?


Jen




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Posted: 7/17/2013 12:51:43 AM
I've wondered the same thing. Some rooms look like they are straight out of a magazine. But then again the rest of my house looks a lot like my craft room... Lived in!


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Posted: 7/17/2013 1:13:29 AM
My guess would be #2, they made it look perfect for the photos. I would try to make my room picture perfect if I was sharing photos online.


Jen


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Posted: 7/17/2013 1:14:30 AM
I can't speak for others, but I'm in my scrapbook room almost every day. Since it is very visible, I keep it clean and organized, but also want it to look cute. I like the rest of our home decorated nicely, why not my scrapbook room too??
Tonight as I was working on a layout, there were scraps of paper everywhere, but I put everything away when I was done. I keep my scissor and the most used tools in a spinning organizer, and a few other things in some vintage milk glass pieces.
I wasn't totally sure that I would like having a room that was so visible, but I actually like it, it keeps me on my toes to keep it clean and organized. So yes, you can have a room that looks nice but that you really do use too!
(there is a link to my scrapbook room on my blog although I need to update it since I don't have my Cricut or cartridges anymore, and add in my Silhouette Cameo) my blog



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Posted: 7/17/2013 5:29:04 AM
Maryann, your room is beautiful!

To answer the orignal question: I think, that a lot of scrappers really have a particular sense for beautiful decoration, furniture,... And regarding all the time, we are in those rooms, why not make it stylish, cozy, practical?

I will get my own room at the end of the year. I finished planning my girls' rooms. Now I am planning my craft room, not the living room, the dining room, the bedroom . But I am sure, I will have to tidy up for photos .


Please excuse any mistakes in grammar and choice of words. English is a foreign language.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 5:55:03 AM
I have a friend who us an incredibly tidy scrapper. She doesn't have a scraproom, but if she did, it would look like that. All the time.

Me? Not so much. I have a scraproom that I have to clean up for pictures. I have lots of organizational goodies, but even when it's clean, it doesn't look like something out of a magazine. That's par for the rest of my house, though.


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Posted: 7/17/2013 5:59:39 AM
MAryann I love your room too! I also noticed we have the use the same trimmer! I love my Roatrim trimmer the best thing I've ever bought for myself. I tend to be neat in my scrap room and everything has its place, but when I'm scrapping I've been known to make a mess or two, but afterwards everything finds it's way home. I'm not bothered by neat freaks or mass chaos I love seeing the rooms. I get so inspired by what people come up with. Thanks for the topic.


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Posted: 7/17/2013 8:23:36 AM

1. Does anyone ever really create in these rooms?
2. Do these rooms look like this all the time or just when the camera is out?
3. How much of that product is for use on pages and how much was purchased for purely aesthetic reasons?


1. I create in my room but not nearly as much as I should. Most of the time I go in there to organize and because it just makes me feel happy to be in there. It is my happy place.

2. My room does look like this all the time because I am anal about keeping it clean - just ask my kids.

3. I think of myself as more of a paper product collector these days. If I like a line, I buy it. I know that someday I will use it and I like having everything on hand.

Here is my room


Amy

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Posted: 7/17/2013 8:34:02 AM
Many of the scraproom photos that are posted are usually posted soon after the room has been remodeled/reorganized, so I think that's why so many of them look picture-perfect. I also think that a well thought-out, well-organized scraproom, customized to the owner's own unique way of scrapping, has a lot to do with keeping the room neat and tidy. After the scrapping/crafting is done for the day, it's not as big a chore to clean up. JMO.

ETA: Mary Ann and Amy - You both have lovely rooms. TFS!

mswhittaker23
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Posted: 7/17/2013 8:51:08 AM
Mine is organized most of the time, but I have absolutely shared photos on Instagram of how messy it can get too. I do tend to clean it up if I'm going to show it off though. Who really wants to look at a craft room that's got crap everywhere? People watch craft room videos most often to get organizational and storage ideas.

I would never buy product purely for aesthetics. I'll buy a pretty storage bin, sure, but never, for example, stamps or a paper pad just because it looks nice in my room. That's kind of ridiculous.

And yes, I create in that room several nights a week.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 8:51:50 AM
My room is always neat. Not perfect, but neat. My pics are real as you can see my stick vac, full trash can, etc in them.

I do use my room. All the time. For scrapping, stamping, kids' projects, bday parties, etc. Currently, two of my kids and I are in my room. I keep the laptops in here so that I can monitor what the kids do online.

I use everything in here. I like that some things like buttons, ribbon, bling double as decorations. I'm NOT a decorator, I just use what makes me happy. I have first ballet shoes, kid art, and a popcorn cart in my room.

I'm in the midst of a big purge so its a bit of a hot mess right now, but that's temporary. I can't be creative in chaos. It makes my mojo run and hide. I clean up between every LO and at the end of each scrappy session. Everything has palace so it only takes a few minutes. Right now I have more stuff that places to put it, thus the purge. I know I'll want new CHA stuff too.

Note the pile on the project table and on the floor. Those are purge items.



And see the coffee cup on my desk? My morning caffeine fix. And the pile of pink storage bins in the far corner? Again, the product of my purge. I'm still rearranging. ETA The small white table was left out from a family gathering and need DH to put it away, thus it's still out, lol.


No faking here.





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Posted: 7/17/2013 8:59:13 AM
Ladies you scrap rooms are beautiful. I am envious. I do not have a scrap room anymore. I scrap in my bedroom once or twice a week.My stuff is kept in a few drawers and the iris containers. I have to limit what I buy and make sure I use what I buy otherwise it is taking up space. I will one day have a room again.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:06:33 AM
btw MaryAnn, I love your Vintage Summer layout. I think I have a similar pic of myself with my Greats!
I like how the flag banner works with the bordered paper.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:21:31 AM
1. I would say YES I know I use my room all the time!

2. I am one of those people who need an organized space to create. I put things away between projects, and especially if I am done for awhile. I like things tidy and neat, and if everything has a place, it's super easy to keep it clean and nice.

3. I buy what I like and will use. I do see some people's rooms and can't imagine they will EVER use all their supplies in a lifetime, especially some of the card/stamping designers who make it their jobs. I think it's great to have all that on hand, but I certainly don't. I sometimes think I have too much ... and then I see others who have 10x more, and I feel a lot better, LOL!

links to my scrapbook room and to the updates I've made ...


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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:22:54 AM
LOVE Mary Ann, PurposeDrivenPea and Creative Engineer's rooms!!!! WOW!


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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:25:25 AM
If I was lucky enough to have a scrapbook room like those pictured, mine would probably look the same, neat and tidy. I cannot work disorganized. I will complete a page and when done, put away what I used and then restart fresh with a new page. Now, I have limited space currently, but I do have my own area, but I work on a desk. If I had more space, I might not be so quick to put away after every page, but I would clean up when done for the day.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:43:36 AM
Tham729, I LOVE, love, love!!!! your blue walls. My walls will forever stay white because I'm not getting up on a ladder to trim out the 14' vaulted ceiling in here. . But I'd die to have a pretty aqua color on my walls. <sigh>





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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:53:02 AM
I keep MY SCRAPROOM pretty neat and tidy. Its the first room in our home (which is actually the formal dining room, but there's nothing formal about my family). Once I'm done with a project I clean up before starting a new one. Before I retire for the evening, I put things back in it's place unless I will be working on it throughout the week. Even then only my workspace will have items on it. I find when my space is messy, my creativity just doesn't flow.


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treyaut
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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:55:13 AM
CreativeEngineer. We have the same table top. I love my LOVE IN EVERY LANGUAGE glass table top from IKEA.


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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:05:52 AM
I just set up my new Craft room . Yes I do create in it, and it does look like this when I'm not creating because I clean up after every project. My kids don't have access to this room so that helps keeping it clean & tidy ( can't say that about the rest of the house). I LOVE my space because its all for me... I sit here in the mornings with my tea and start my day inspired and positive. Everyone should have a small corner or a room as a personal sanctuary.



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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:06:51 AM
Treyaut, great minds think alike! I love my desk and they don't make it any more. . I just replaced the white trestle legs with the Alex drawer units this past weekend. I'm really liking the extra drawer space at my fingertips.

I also ordered 4 paper shelves from Best Scrapbook Shelves a few days ago. They are supposed to arrive on Tuesday. Gotta get ready for new CHA lines.





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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:09:42 AM
My scraproom (that I just finished setting up in my new house last night!!) is small and understated - I share it with the laundry room!

I create in here constantly, and my desk is always neat and tidy. I may not have the HUGE rooms with all the product like a lot of people, but it fits my needs and I say to each their own. I LOVE seeing other's scrap rooms for storage ideas.

Here is my scrap room: scrap!

Not pictures are my cubes with paper, my silhouette and printer. That's pretty much it. I do mostly PL style scrapping now (and I am getting into vinyl on my silhouette) so this is pretty much all I need (for now!)


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treyaut
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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:20:41 AM
loveforpitbulls - i love that your space is in your laundry room. great setup, great use of space and how convenient. dryer stops, fold and get back to creating.


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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:38:07 AM
I am the same as Mary Ann. When I work on a project, my room is a mess, but I have to clean it up after I am done before I can start another project.






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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:42:29 AM
I don't have pictures, but I will admit to my scrap room to being a disaster area. I have so much stuff, that it has spilled out of my room, and onto two 8 foot tables in the rec room. I haven't been in it in over two months, and when the boys can't figure out what to do with something they just drop it off in the room for me to deal with. It has gotten so overwhelming I am afraid to step into the room.

Having said that, the boys are both going to camp next week, and my plan is to over haul the whole space, without any "extra" help Myabe if I can get it back together I will take some pictures.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:45:51 AM
Thanks treyaut!!!


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Posted: 7/17/2013 11:37:54 AM
I have a spare bedroom which is doing us no good right now b/c it has become the dumping ground for things we don't know what to do with. (Anyone seen the 'Friends' episode where Chandler finds Monica's junk closet and she labels it her 'place for things that don't have a place?'...well that's our office area.) My fall project is to clean that room out and make it more functional for entire family but mostly for me. I was going to decorate it and make it more of a scraproom but I tend to take my stuff out to the dining room table so that I'm still around everyone and not shut away. I don't know why I do that, just something I've noticed myself preferring...weird. Anyhow, so I'll probably just keep zones for office stuff and craft stuff and then transport projects out to table for actual creating. still pondering...


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Posted: 7/17/2013 11:45:11 AM
Wow!You ladies have some wonderful spaces! It is good to hear that spaces are being used. I have always wodered wbich are real and which are for show. Thanks for answering my questions honestly!


Jen




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Posted: 7/17/2013 11:54:30 AM
I have all those same thoughts. I have a 9 foot long massive farm table and it's *never* neat. I only straighten it up about four times a year.






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Posted: 7/17/2013 12:23:58 PM
I have a room that is never (EVER!) tidy. Neither is my desk. In fact, this is actually kinda picked up for me. Sad, but true.

I do know some scrappers that are so neat and clean up after every project, which is awesome!, but that's not me. We're all different. Each way is a-okay



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Posted: 7/17/2013 12:38:09 PM
Love seeing all of these scrap spaces!
Mine is always a total disaster, AND it's visible from the entire downstairs of our house including our front door. I pick it up completely a few times a year. But, if I were to ever post pictures/do a studio tour, it would be clean and neat. No one needs a tour of all of my piles.






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Posted: 7/17/2013 1:34:45 PM
I scrap in my kitchen ( you can see it here if you're interested) and while we don't have guests that can see it, I'm SUPER picky about keeping it clean. My house is very small (700sqft) especially for two grown adults, two dogs, and a cat. I can't control the mess in most of the house, but in *my* space I can be OCD.

Since I'm housebound most of the time my space gets use, yes. I'm sitting here from the time I get up to the time I go to bed except for meals and things like showers. I'm usually in the process of creating one thing or other at all times during the day (right now I'm typing around my paper flower making supplies), but I clean up after each project is finished. Being in here is also helping me keep the other side of the kitchen -the side with the dishes and stove- clean cos I can see it.

Nothing in my space could be misconstrued as "asthetic" though. It's all well used and loved. I've seen the rooms you're talking about and I kinda wonder the same thing, if they just got what they have cos it'll look pretty. But maybe their space was created *around* their purchases. Like, it looked like crap and then they decided to purchase *just* what would fit what they had already instead of purchasing to fill up pretty storage that they wanted.









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Posted: 7/17/2013 1:50:05 PM
My scrap area is half of our living room, so it is always very clean and put away. I'm also a neat and organized person by nature, and totally clean my workspace after every layout. Maybe there are a lot of other scrappers like that, or that have shared spaces to keep clean.



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Posted: 7/17/2013 1:54:36 PM

So my questions are:
1. Does anyone ever really create in these rooms?
2. Do these rooms look like this all the time or just when the camera is out?
3. How much of that product is for use on pages and how much was purchased for purely aesthetic reasons?


I couldn't help giggling when I saw these questions. It reminds me of how I feel when I look through a Martha Stewart Living magazine. I always wonder if actual people with actual pets live in those actual homes.

Being someone who creates amidst constant chaos in the very (very) messy corner of my living room, I can't really identify with the "everything in its place" mindset, and the concept of having a "studio" mystifies me. Still, everyone has a different aesthetic. I know several scrapbookers who really need that kind of space and organization to do their thing. Creative clutter works for me, but it can be stifling for others.



katyscrap
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Posted: 7/17/2013 2:05:13 PM
When i moved, I lost my scraproom so I have a small corner of the basement but it's too isolated and dark so I have been scrapping on my kitchen table most nights. I can't wait to move eventually to something bigger to get a scraproom again. It's always on my mind when we tour a house to see if there is a space for a scraproom.

My daughter scraps with me so we have to take everything out, scrap and put everything back everytime we scrap (which is almost everyday). She is 8 and has her own laundry basket of stuff so even if I am not scrapping, she can just pull it onto a chair, scrap and load everything back in when she's done.

So my questions are:
1. Does anyone ever really create in these rooms? Yes, when I had my own scraproom I used it almost daily
2. Do these rooms look like this all the time or just when the camera is out? I clean up everytime I'm done so it will be organized and clean for the next time
3. How much of that product is for use on pages and how much was purchased for purely aesthetic reasons? All of it. I spend more money on product than stuff to store it in so mine didn't look too pretty/matchy/coordinated but it was very functional

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Posted: 7/17/2013 3:09:55 PM
My "studio" is for more than scrapping. I also was a SU demo, I have friends over to crop with me frequently, I se it as a homework center for the kids and it functions as my home office since I telework regularly. It also seems to be a gathering point whenever we have kids in the house like nieces, nephews and grands.

Given all that, and my deep seated need for personal space, it seems like a good use of house real estate to me.





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Posted: 7/17/2013 3:40:17 PM
My scrap space is one of the first rooms that you see when you enter into our home. That room is generally clean. And honestly my space went through stages. For instance before I changed my storage and spent the $$ needed to make the room look like it belonged in my new home; to me it never felt like a creative space I loved. I always had to pull out tons of stuff because I couldn't see what I was trying to find. And each time I sat down to craft stuff would be everywhere so I would clean up and then stuff would be everywhere after I was done. That in itself made me not want to craft at all. Piles and clutter just clouded my mind.

But since getting all my new storage and I can organize how I like. And things are tucked away neatly in drawers, I am so much more creative. You won't find huge piles on my desk anymore because I have a place for everything I store. Now I pull out what I want to use sit it to the side and put back the container or close the drawer. So clean-up usually takes maybe 20 mins.

My desk is never clean 100% but it is about 95% clean most of the time. Or it looks like it is neat. I love this it feels much more like my own space now.

my space #1

close up of my desk


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Posted: 7/17/2013 3:50:44 PM
I tried to edit my post earlier and deleted it. lol

Here's my answer to your questions.
My room does not always look like this...

Sometimes it looks like this...

But not for long!



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Posted: 7/17/2013 4:19:05 PM
I am REALLY messy when I scrap.. I think there is proof on instagram..lol but like my whole house everything has a "home" to go back to. It allows me to clean up quickly. Here is my room I cleaned it for the photos, but even when I get it messy I clean everything right back up.

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Just Fawn
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Posted: 7/17/2013 4:19:07 PM
My room looks great at times and at other times, it's post-hurricane.

I have tons of product -- some I use often; some I keep, but may never use; some I don't even remember I own.


I always try to clean after completing a big project -- or a huge shopping spree -- but I just go with the flow.

This is an older photo -- I need to update next time the room is clean.




Katybee
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Posted: 7/17/2013 6:19:30 PM
First of all--I do NOT have a fancy scraproom or huge amounts of stuff. But I love what I have.

Here it is messy:



So clearly, I use it. I was in it all day today playing!

Here it is clean:



More clean pics



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Posted: 7/17/2013 6:23:32 PM
I keep mine clean because it helps me to focus. I cant think straight in chaos.. When I finsh a layout I clean up before starting another one.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 7:49:33 PM
My room is always a freakin disaster. I don't even try anymore. I just use whatever scraps,etc sitting around on my next page.



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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:31:23 PM
I wish I had a pretty room!! My room is in an ever evolving state of chaos. No joke. I am in a major purge right now and it's more chaotic than ever!! Ugh.
And I do feel the mess stifles my creativity I need more hours in the day to fix it all, and more money to buy cute furnishings...


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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:52:22 PM
I do the same as happy wife... And clean up and organize before my next project.
It helps me to regroup and have enough space for the next project.



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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:13:06 PM
My scrap Desk stays pretty neat in between scrapping. It's a complete mess with paper spilling over onto my bed when I'm in the middle of a page, but I have to clean it up since it's in our bedroom. I bet their rooms are messy when thy are creating too


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Posted: 7/17/2013 10:20:22 PM
I downsized my room this year and I feel like it is never clean. I like all my stuff! I purged some, but I also keep other craft supplies in my scrap room, so it is a bit crowded.

I work full time so I am gone about 11 to 12 hours a day, So, to have a clean house, feed my family etc. my scrap room is a mess. Sometimes I only get a few minutes a day to play in there, so I don't worry how clean it is. I would rather spend the time creating than cleaning. Fortunately I can create in chaos

When I posted the photos of my old room room in my gallery here I took photos when it was clean and neat, I didn't think anyone would want to see my crafty messes.




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Posted: 7/18/2013 1:08:30 AM
I don't know if there are others like me... but I'm betting that there are.

I enjoy organizing as much as I do crafting. So probably half my time in the scrap room/office that I share with my DH is organizing my toys instead of actually playing with them. (We "share" the space, but 97% of it is my craft stuff and 3% is his laptop. )

So yeah, mine IS that nice and tidy and everything's put away when I'm not using it. Or organizing it. Or RE-organizing it!!

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Posted: 7/18/2013 4:30:18 AM
My space is never clean and i dont care that its a mess...i have a desk and a bookshelve that is my space, i dont need anymore space. this way i cant shop loads of stuff my bedrom (i live at home) is never perfectly clean same goes with my crafty space and im ok with that im not a tidy person! My family dont mind it.

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Posted: 7/18/2013 6:24:24 AM

I don't know if there are others like me... but I'm betting that there are.

I enjoy organizing as much as I do crafting.

Me too! That way I get reacquainted with some supplies I might have forgotten I have, or when I'm looking through my stash, I'd get ideas for new projects. Besides, I look at organizing, putting away, and cleaning up as just an extension of crafting. It's a must do after every project, but at least I enjoy it!


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