Organize Your Stuff Challenge Week 6 - PHOTOS

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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:03:23 AM
Good morning, ladies! Time to grab your piles of pictures, week 6 challenge is up on my blog - hope you enjoyed your easy week last week, this one is going to be messy!

Stacy

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:39:46 AM
This is the challenge I have been waiting for. I now have to figure out how I am going to store my photos. I do not have a lot of space. This is going to take me some time. I am looking forward to see how others store there pictures.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 12:09:16 PM
Thanks for this Challenge. I am in desperate need of organizing my photos. I get depressed and overwhelmed whenever I have attempted it on my own. I'm off to check out your blog...thanks again for being such an "organizing guru" and sharing your talent with us.



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Posted: 6/29/2009 12:30:25 PM
I am using the CH photo case to store minefamily photos, it holds alot and flips over to hold larger photos.
I do have several of the photo boxes, that I am organizing trips and holidays in.









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Posted: 6/29/2009 12:57:19 PM
Thank you for the great challenge. My pictures are fairly well organized on the computer but the prints definitely need some work. I started sorting film pictures into boxes for each child. I've already scrapped all of these photos, but wanted to keep duplicates and extras for each child. Previously they were stored in about 20 photo boxes still in the envelopes from the developer. I tossed the negatives and any bad or blurry pics. Then sorted them chronoligically into boxes and divided them up for each child. I have about 1 more year of film pictures left to sort. Then I need to decide what to do with the digital pictures. Fortunately there aren't nearly as many of these, but I need to come up with a system. I like the idea of card files and photo albums. Portraits and larger photos I have sorted into Generaions paper holders and this seems to work fairly well. I have one for each kid and one for pictures of 2 or more kids. Here are a couple of pics of organized photos and the ones left to organize

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1505057

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Posted: 6/29/2009 1:02:37 PM
Stacy, I have been following your organization challenge and just wanted to say that you are doing an awesome job!!

I have my photos (printed ones) all organized by year in the shoe boxes that I ordered from Exposures (www.exposuresonline.com)-you mentioned this company in your blog. Just wanted to let you know that they are an awesome company-I have been dealing with this company for over 15 years. Everything they sell is archival-in fact on the back of their photo frames is "archival survival" This is important to me even though as lots of scrapping has gone more and more artsy, it seems to have slipped for some-and that's okay if that's your style. But the great thing about these shoe boxes from Exposures is that whatever I don't end up scrapping can stay in them and I know that they will be safe for years to come (no disintegrating). And while the boxes are a bit more expensive than ones you can pick up at Michael's-they often go on sale and are soooo worth it.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 1:11:53 PM

This is the challenge I have been waiting for.


LOL, this is the challenge I have been dreading

I can second what Debbie said about Exposures. I have many of their boxes and other archival items and I LOVE them. They are so sturdy!



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Posted: 6/29/2009 1:57:24 PM
Stacy, you have PeaMail. I have a question and decided not to blog this down.
Thanks,
Jo

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Posted: 6/29/2009 1:58:03 PM
I actually thought I was A-ok on this week too... until while sorting through some other piles I realized I have a system that works up to a point....

I loosely follow the Stacey Jullian principals as well... Its funny because I heard her speak years and years before her book and class came out and was intrigued then with her system...

I found this product years ago and love it! photo/embellishment box Its a great place to store sorted pictures.

My problem is larger photos... 5x7's and 8x10's -- I need to find a way to store and then remember they are there. Most of them are older. For projects I will want to do later (much later)
AND
Photos backlog-- I usually only print out photos I know I am going to work on. But life happens-- I get attracted to shiney objects and before long I am getting another batch of photos printed... I know I should have a slip in photo album (ala Stacey) but the ones I have I keep in my family room and to be honest I rarely take anything out of there.

I am doing fine digitally-- I started doing folders from day one and doing backups etc. I tag when I feel its important... but its my system and it works.

Where are you all storing larger pictures?


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Posted: 6/29/2009 2:32:55 PM
Dancingfish, I currently use File Mates from CM (they are accordian folders). I usually buy CM as I know they will be safe. But your question is one of mine: with some pictures in a box, and larger pictures elsewhere, and memorbilia a 3rd place, I usually don't get everything together and forget something when I crop.

I sent Stacy a question asking about this book she read and if she thinks I can use the binder for current projects that way small and big pictures and memorbilia could all be together until that project is finished.

I like your boxes. They look much more 'office friendly' than my big power sorts from CM - but I already own those.
Jo

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Posted: 6/29/2009 2:34:45 PM
What do ya'll mean by 'tags'?

I use Zoombrowser which came with our Canon. It automatically sorts the pic's by the day and then we go in and rename the file next to the date "Ryan's Allen track meet". Do you add tag lines so you can search by anything 'track'? is that what you mean? I don't think I can do that on ZoomB.
Jo

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Posted: 6/29/2009 2:42:13 PM
I think there is a difference between tags and captions. Check on your program and see if you can search through pictures using the captions you have been using.
Whatever the case.. if the system you are using is working... then don't try and fix it!

I left you a message on your blog... while I can't make decisions on my own space.. I have decided that I really don't think you need to paint your shelves! hehehe You have great shelves!! and it looks like they are adjustable too!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 3:25:41 PM
Hey - do any of you use the CM software to organize your digital photos? I have it- never used it.


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Posted: 6/29/2009 4:00:20 PM
Penny-
I do not but I can recommend using PICASA if you don't already have a way organize your photos. Picasa is FREE!! and it really is easy and very good!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:01:05 PM
Dancingfish - I left you message back on your blog under your latest entry. I guess I could have PeaMailed. and next time ... send your surprises to Texas. I am about to buy a snake for my science class for next year.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:02:55 PM
Penny - I don't have the CM software but I have consultant friends from when I used to sell CM that have it and love it. I think if you own it, I wouldn't look for anything else. Are you wanting tips on getting started with it? I can ask around if you'd like.
Jo

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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:24:15 PM
I definitely need some work on my photos. Most of my prints are either in albums (staying that way) or in folders from the store, need to either be put in albums or scrapped. Easy enough. Just need to get some boxes to store my pics in.

Digi photos are my worst nightmare. I have a mess on my hands. I usually import them as my cards get full or I need to share them. I don't tag them I just import and let windows add the dates taken to the folder. A few times the program imported the same photos so I have dups and trips or some. And then my backup copies got mixed in. My challenge this week is to wittle the mess down to just one copy and to make a back up. I also have the joy of my sisters importing their cards to my memory everytime we meet. So I have to decide should I merge the collections or keep theirs separate and sort separate.

Ughh.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:44:30 PM
Hobbyaholic - an easy way to separate those photos is to create log-in accounts on your computer. Then under each log-in, change the destination for the pictures (but you have to have enough places). We added an extra hard drive just for picture (F drive-it's also an external drive) and our pictures go automatically there. The kids miscellaneous picture (I call them the 'myspace' pictures and it's pictures of them posing with friends and taking the picture themselves) go to the G drive.

I have started re-naming the file the second I upload. I'm bad about backing them up though (should have seen me the night before the big bad virus was supposed to hit using every disk in our house ). I'm also bad at deleting the previous pic's on the card when I download but fortunately my Zoombrowser doesn't duplicate them.

Take those pictures one step at a time - do one week of pictures at a setting each day. They will get there! Keep us updated on your progress.
Jo

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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:03:55 PM
One thing also about downloading that I don't know if it was said anywhere: consider storing them all on an external drive (it becomes its own letter) and then Karen Russell Photographer recommends having TWO of these - one that backs up the other. I am not at that stage yet but I am sending them all to external drive, esp. since my laptop is going on 6 years old....(Yes, I'm saving for a MAC!) Which does affect me software wise.....and also probably why I am not diving into any software. It's kinda' like my scraps - on Scarlet's ignore pile. (Although I did get those organized. And I will get my Mac when DH's car pays off in Sept. Woot!) (Sorry for all the rambling.....)


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Posted: 6/30/2009 12:29:56 PM
We too purchased an external drive and all pictures go there. Now I know they fail too-- but I like the idea they are all in one place. And I do preform backsups onto disks.

I sort my digital pictures into folders with Month year.. June 2009, July 2009. Because thats how I remember things. So EVERY picture I take this month will go into that June 2009 folder. I do try and tag pictures every so often but I don't have enough time to hit every picture.

I would like to hear how people handle pictures start to finish. Meaning you order pictures (or print yourself) then what do you do??? Like I said earlier I think my system works.. but maybe its because I don't know what cool things you guys are doing???

Ohhh and Jo--if I thought my mailman would take my snakes I would send em to ya!


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Posted: 6/30/2009 1:02:02 PM
not sure if anyone else has this problem...but here's the one I have. I take SOO many pictures, then I print some of them. Some get scrapped right away and the rest go in a slide in album. Since I pick only my favoirtes to print there aren't a ton of "leftovers" to go in the slide in album.

I love the idea of having "files" for personality or each person or activities...so should I print extra pictures for that? It's hard to think of or remember all the little things that happen that could be fun to scrap someday and w/ the pics just being on disks and the computer it's harder to flip through and have a memory triggered by the picture. I LOVE digital but sometimes I miss always having that hardcopy. There's NO WAY I could print all the ones I take...what's a girl to do!? I hope that makes sense...

ETA: I have one more issue. What do I do with portraits of other people? like the senior pics that we get in grad invitations...what's a good system for them. Do you keep or toss?

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Posted: 6/30/2009 4:08:03 PM
Vicki

LOL - I have an empty thirty gallon tank just waiting for a snake. I'll put it by the mailbox in hopes. LOL

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Posted: 6/30/2009 4:43:17 PM
Ugh - you can tell we take LOTS of photos!

Mickeygirl, I have an electronic (for digital) and a paper file (for prints) that says "Friends and Family". For those you may have lots of, say your own siblings' families, you can then create subfolders.

When I get an electronic or print that falls into this category, I dump them into those folders. That way, if I'm scrapping and "need" a pix of one of these folks - or for the "Friend and Family" album "I'm going to do someday!" I have them all handy.

Hope that helps. Sometimes when I'm filing, I'll pitch some of the older ones, e.g. the scads of monthly photos of distant infants....


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Posted: 6/30/2009 4:47:48 PM
made a little progress today. sorted through some old pictures and now I only have 3 boxes - 1 for each of the last 3 years. Still trying to decide on a good system for pictures waiting to be scrapped. would love to hear what everyone does after printing pics

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Posted: 6/30/2009 4:58:20 PM
My process:
o Shoot pix (digital) (daily)
o Upload to PC (goal - OFTEN) (I preview on full screen after upload and delete blurry ones immediately unless they are irreplaceable)
o Move over to external drive (right after upload to PC)
o Upload pix to www.scrapbookpictures.com (free back-up and ready to order) (2x month)
o Place big "album" orders (vacations, etc.) online (lots of pix - usually 3x3 or 4x4 - they are SO cute
o Print (from external drive) enlargements and anything I get from scrapbookpix.com that I change my mind on size and such.

(I have an Epson r1400 large format printer that I love but I just don't want to be IN the picture printing business. I kinda' treat it like my time in the kitchen - on special occasions only and for this and that!)

I'd love to hear what the rest of you do - I am always looking for better ways! And I work full-time so I scrap more on retreats than daily and this works for me!


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Posted: 6/30/2009 8:40:56 PM
I have a question about digital because I am not very computer savvy.

I upload my pictures to Kodak Easyshare and also save them on a disk. Do the photos on Kodak Easyshare take up my computer memory. If so, do I really need to save them since they are backed up on a disk?

I've already printed and scrapbooked all of the good ones.

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Posted: 6/30/2009 8:49:40 PM
this is one I need also..though I have a photo organizer..but I also have a couple of catchall baskets and mini storage areas also.

time to get it in one place and organized.

digital,
I'm pretty good at downloading and placing in the appropriate file and copying to disc.

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Posted: 6/30/2009 10:34:37 PM
pennyscraps-thanks for the idea! That would work well to just toss them all in a file together (with sub-folders).

aj2hall-after I print pics I sort them by event (playing in the yard, birthday party, etc.) and file in a small acordian file. The random ones get tossed together in another section. after some have been scrapped I go back through and see what I still want to scrap. Those stay, the rest get put into a slide in album. Nothing great but it works for me.

daisymarie-I'm pretty sure that the ones on Kodak are not taking up memory. -as long as you've uploaded them to the website-if you deleted them from your hard drive they would still be on Kodak. (making sure that you're using a website and not software-my MIL has a kodak software on her computer-so that's different) They are/were probably on your hard drive at some point so that you could upload them to the Kodak site. hope that makes sense.

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Posted: 7/1/2009 10:56:49 AM
Thanks Jomama,

With my sisters photos they are usually of the events we were both at like Thanksgiving etc. I had them separated into Folders for each of them but then I'm back and forth looking for the one of so-n-so dancing. I should probably tag them so I know who took them and then merge them into the chrono folders.

I also need to get an e-hard drive just for pictures. having a ton of CDs is really an additional pain.

Dancingfish, as for printing photos. I print most of them "in store" and then I only print a few from home for challenges and stuff. I need a better printer then I'd print more from home.

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Posted: 7/1/2009 11:51:49 AM
I love my Mac and iPhoto. It automatically organizes all photos by date and you have the option to label each event (by date) and move photos all taken on the same date by event also. It now has a feature where if I label one photo with someone's name it will look through all my photos with face recognition software and find all of my photos of that person. You do get a few errors but it is often someone related to that person. Photos of me got mixed with photos of my son (we do look alike as far as bone structure goes). Pretty neat for organizing your photos by person! I do however have many shoeboxes of pre-digital photos that I need to get better organized. Thanks for the many tips about how to get things organized!
Aloha, Kate



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Posted: 7/1/2009 2:08:55 PM
Last night I had trouble sleeping and in the middle of the night had a brilliant idea for photos waiting to be scrapped. OK maybe not so brilliant, I'm sure others do this too, but I think it will work for me. I'm planning to get some of the WRMK page protectors that hold 4 x 6 photos and put them in my empty 3 ring binders (I stocked up on a bunch of MM ones when they were a really good deal). Anyway, I think I'll be able to move photos around fairly easily, see what pics I have and add layouts to the binders as they're completed.

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Posted: 7/1/2009 5:04:25 PM
Penny-

My process is similar:
1) take lots of pictures
2)Upload almost daily (I have a blog so I need new pictures all the time)to external drive.
3)I upload into folders labeled by the month an year (thats how I think)
4) Special pictures I mark as favorite (Picasa)
5) Some pictures do get moved to another folder if I am working on a project and that project requires photos from multiple months.
6) Monthly I backup to disc.
7) Big projects I send away for printing
8) Regular layouts I print at home

I would like to start making contact sheets by month and storing them in a binder. But I have not started that yet.


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Posted: 7/2/2009 8:32:53 AM
Hey ladies,
Checkin' in on the progress? How is everyone coming along with the challenge?

I'm still boxing up my stuff and clearing the space so I haven't touched the photos this week. Waiting for Stacy Julian's book to arrive.

Jo

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Posted: 7/2/2009 11:56:46 AM
Hi, Everyone.

Just checking in. Since I was gone for two weeks due to work I am a little behind on the challenge. I am working away though with my paper and scraps. I hope to post the final paper storage solution as soon as my cropper hopper order arrives.

I follow Stacey Jullian's photo system loosly as well. I plan to work this weekend to get caught up on putting my recent photos in albums. I have not found a storage solution for the catagory drawers. Hmm... Need to ponder on this.

Thanks again for this wonderful inspirational challenge. I have been enjoying reading everyone ideas and solutions they have found.

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Posted: 7/2/2009 1:20:33 PM
so this doesn't really have to do with this week's topic but something I've been struggling with.

I feel like I sort and put things away but it doesn't end up sticking. Guess I just haven't found the right system for everything yet. (weeks we haven't gotten to yet so I'm waiting paitently) but I feel like I keep trying to find solutions to "space" problems. I think I have a decent sized scrap area (part of a room) but stuff keeps piling up. I bought a shoe shelf like this to hold these then on the top shelf I have my 3- 3 drawer sterilite drawers. But it takes up so much room on my table. I've moved stuff around many times, I've used graph paper to make a scale layout of my surface etc, but I just can't find something that works. I don't know if I want to put up more shelves, i guess that would get stuff off my surface but then I'm messing up my walls... here is my space any tips?

wookiemouse-is this the kind of stuff we'll be focusing on in the last week?

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Posted: 7/2/2009 3:18:28 PM
Mickeygirl,
I was with you not finding something that works and re-organizing and trying new stuff. That's why I finally decided to take Stacy's advice and pack it all up and vacate the premised putting one thing back at a time. It's hard but I'm also seeing that I've been keeping stuff that needs to go.

Jo

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Posted: 7/2/2009 4:15:31 PM
mickeygirl - if the system isn't sticking, then it's not the right solution for you. I would revisit areas of your house that are organized and you feel they DO work for you - maybe your kitchen pantry is organized, or your linen closet, or your bills. Figure out what your system is for the things that are already working and apply it to your scrapping system. Feel free to go back and revisit the other challenges as well - there's no time limit here, and I have them all up on my blog.

Stacy

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Posted: 7/3/2009 11:18:41 AM
Dancing Fish, how would you make a contact sheet and then what would you do with it? Print it? Access it electronically?

I kinda' aborted my photo thing for now - I am getting a Mac for my November birthday and am going to wait for iPhoto. I know Stacy Julian raves about it and I just love that Mac/PC commercial so that will be how I tag things....

Separate note - our sweet kitty disappeared on Wednesday so now I need to go search my mess to find a LOST picture AND do a LO for my despondent 15 year old DS.

Mickeygirl82, I have a "few" ideas for you. I am going to post them here and if I should have p-mailed someone spank me later.

First of all, consider flipping at least one, preferably both, of the tables OUT from the wall so that you face the room. This will allow you to "hide" your stuff behind the tables. I have seen women use velcro and fabric to make really cute skirts for their tables. I would then consider investing in those sterilite wheeled drawer carts. You have a couple stacked it looks like. Target sells them for $29.99 for 5 or 7 drawers - can't remember which. I would buy several of the same height to give you uniformity along the wall in height so that it will resemble another "counter" or work surface. Depending on your total space ideas and if you have an Ikea, you could add a bookcase or those square cubes, too. Don't know your budget or availability to options....(At this point you would have a U-shaped "work surface" vs. the current L-shape. And you COULD have a "square" if you did Sterilites along both walls). I would then flip all of the little things you have ON your two tables to the top of the carts and get all of the stuff out of the baskets into those drawers. I know the table legs prohibit your height on undertable storage. Finally, I would strive to have a relatively clear surface on your two tables. Light, tool caddy, trimmer. Why? Because so much of what we do involves pulling something out, using it (and needing a surface to do that on) and then putting it away. The "drive" for that clear space is what keeps us putting stuff away....IMO. One last little cosmetic tip: paint your printer stand either red to blend into the wall or white to blend into the table.

Okay _ I've rambled enough. We love Mickey and your wallpaper border is cute.


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Posted: 7/3/2009 11:30:22 AM
Penny - speaking for myself, I think it's great for you to offer suggestions here. I think that's what all of us are wanting when we post pics, and state that something isn't working. We need help!

Good for you..

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Posted: 7/3/2009 1:12:57 PM
Penny-thank you sooo much. I honestly never thought about flipping the tables to face the room. You gave me a lot of great ideas to work with! better finish up the project i'm working on so i can start moving stuff around. i'll be sure to post new pictures but it'll be a while. thanks again

also, I always love to hear people's ideas about stuff too. even if it's not my "problem" i could get an idea from someone helping someone else.

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Posted: 7/3/2009 2:31:47 PM
Mickey, my biggest suggestion is to get the table off of the wall and put up shelves. the table isn't a 'shelf' and like Penny says, I would keep the stuff on it to a minimum (not withstanding the mess we all make doing a LO). Putting a shelf - or stacking storage behind you gives you lots of opportunity to have tools around you, but not on your table. You might even get away with one table. (I usually have two out as I crop with a friend).

I'm getting close to emptying most of my room, and then I'm going to post the pic's and ask for suggestions too.

And several people have suggested painting my shelves; I don't think that's gonna happen as it's a major undertaking as they are laminate. Plus once I did the 'close your eyes and dream' challenge, I know what I want - and I don't want to sink more dough into those shelves. I want a card catalog and antigues - but in the meantime, I have to live with what I have and would love some feedback as to the layout.

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Posted: 7/3/2009 2:36:08 PM
I am finding this picture task VERY hard! I have finally organized my computer files of pics, still have to back them up, though. But really, it is my loads of childhood pics that are driving me nuts. I'm taking it in small chunks, b/c it is so tedious. I keep finding more and more all over the place lol.

Still haven't finished my pp yet either lol.


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Posted: 7/3/2009 4:05:31 PM
Mickeygirl, you are more then welcome. One of my "careers" was designing custom houses and I LOVED finding all kinds of solutions for people's lifestyles. DH right now is installing a sliding shelf so MY big beasty printer can go down into a cabinet and free up that valuable countertop real estate. Hope you all have a great weekend - I have ONE HOLY MESS in my scraproom that started from me trying to PULL SOME PHOTOS OUT OF AN OVERCROWDED DRAWER! But, by golly, my scraps and paper are organized!!


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Posted: 7/3/2009 6:07:39 PM
mickeygirl, I don't really have a lot to add. I think you've got a great space with lots of potential. I think penny had somme great ideas, especially rearranging the tables and shifting some of the stuff from the top of the tables to another surface. Do you have another bookcase? I like the idea of a skirt, too. Do you sew? I imagine there's some really cute Mickey fabric that would look great in your room. Or maybe just solid red or black?

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Posted: 7/3/2009 8:40:57 PM
thank you all so much for your ideas! I talked to DH about re-arranging stuff (our "office" is in this room too) and he didn't care. So now I have to clear it all out and move stuff around! we'll see how it goes!

changes4kelly-good luck hope you get everything sorted and find a system that works for you!

Penny-good luck with the mess of pictures. that sliding shelf sounds great for your printer!

have a great 4th everyone!

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Posted: 7/3/2009 10:44:13 PM
Mickey: Woo-Hoo! another 'pack it all up and move 'em out' buddy!

Post pics!

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Posted: 7/3/2009 10:47:28 PM
Penny - be careful! pulling a few things out here and there -and ultimately making a 'holy mess' (see pic of 'organizational mess in my gallery) is what led it 'pack it all up'!

And I'm so looking forward to some 'design tips' when my room is packed.

Happy 4th everyone!
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Posted: 7/4/2009 9:15:28 AM
this is going to be the hardest step of the process for me! baby steps...


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Posted: 7/4/2009 1:44:49 PM
Happy July 4th! (Today is our 22nd anniversary - we LOVE 7/4!)

I stayed up until 2 am last night finishing the "holy mess". I AM SUPER DEE DUPER EXCITED about reworking all of my "zones" from my slowly developing, 5-weeks late space audit. I even emptied my trash last night and mopped the hardwood floor before I snaked off to bed. (Now don't get me wrong, I still have a "few" purchases from GASC laying out to work into my stuff....)

Now, my pictures that were buried in that drawer are still there - TOO FUNNY - they are about the ONLY thing I didn't move/touch over the past 2 weeks. But, we are going on VA-CA in a few weeks and I just think I didn't want them spread out while we were gone - we have a housecat....

So - maybe I'll get BACK to them soon - and realistically, I COULD spend WEEKS on the photo thing....And obviously, I live a day late and a dollar short! But I do really ponder and process things....and then dive in and work it out....

Stacy AKA Wookiemouse, I really love that you had us think through WHAT WASN'T WORKING. I think my scrapping may seriously be improved after all my tweaking! (For instance, I had rubber/clear stamping stuff in 3 different areas!) Can't wait for IDEA organization next week - as I ran across that stuff THIS week, I made a BIG PILE in the dining room!

Hope ya'll have a GREAT holiday. We are about to run around in this N TX heat for awhile. Gonna' go show DH the Mac and iPhoto software I want. Maybe my b-day can come early this year!


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Posted: 7/4/2009 3:27:54 PM
Pennyscraps - do tell if you find some new 'goodies' today! I'm already jealous that you cleaned up your Holy Mess - mine has been transferred all over the house.

So what other 'zones' did you find you didn't have togehter that you changed? Did you change what you had around you in your arm's reach of your table?
Jo
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