ORGANIZE YOUR STUFF CHALLENGE Week 18 - TOOLS

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Posted: 9/21/2009 7:20:36 AM
Good morning scrappers! It's finally feeling like fall where I'm at, hope you guys are enjoying better weather too. This week's Challenge - let's find a good setup for all our tools (and weed out your doubles!). The Challenge is up on my blog - let's get to it!

Stacy

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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:29:18 AM
Looking forward to this week. My tools are fairly well organized but could use a little tweaking. I have 2 desktop carousels and an AMM tote on my desk. I also have 1 bin with extra adhesive and 1 bin with tools. Will try to take pics later today. Can't wait to see everyone's storage solutions.

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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:47:00 AM
Thanks, Stacy, for another week! Yes, only 11 left but there are some doozies looming!

Wow - AJ - that is some serious toolage! Can't wait to see pix.

I have the lovely yet practical easily spinning oh so fun Making Memories Carousel. I love, love, love it. It holds all the stuff I need to complete a project. I had an AMM tote previously - but as I've posted before, if I go on the road I just take my little carousel with me. I've been thinking about altering parts of it with paper...have any of you done this??

I have my bigger tools on a shelf in an upper cabinet. I'll take pix sometime during the week and post them. One of the NEATEST changes I've made during this Challenge is that I've used a little antique nesting table to give my trimmer it's very own home. This little table is just the perfect size for my trimmer and it sits under my big table. When I need my trimmer, I slide that bad boy out and then right back in. Gives me so much more space ON my main work surface.... And I hear my trimmer loves its new real estate, too.


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Posted: 9/21/2009 9:53:31 AM
Just posted the last week my scrap center tool my house isn't big for have my own scraproom, I usually get all my tools when I'm going to scrap and then I must replace in my shelves... to hard for me . I really wanted to have a cabinet with all my tools (inks, paints, glue, punches...) in a site and also could move around my house

This is my idea, very simply, cheap and easy, I've just built a rolling cabinet using four IKEA boxes, four wheels in a platform at the bottom and voila, now I can move it all over my house


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Posted: 9/21/2009 11:14:47 AM
I've been looking over your posts, lurking since last week. I read the past challenges and you have all been busy! I know you've said it's never too late to join in, but.... this is overwhelming!!!! I have a laundry tub of scraps. I have a 6 foot shelving unit of cardstock and another of patterned paper! Tools, embellies, stamps, over 700 punches!! Then there's a closet filled with stuff too. (I used to have an online store.)I teach at retreats and keep a "great" stock of supplies for classes and make n takes for them. I am just not the best at organizing them! LOL


Sherri

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Posted: 9/21/2009 11:32:46 AM
Oh, PunchAddict, if you don't start NOW when will you?? Just tackle something small and see if the bug bites you. I can tell you it is so worth the effort!!

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Posted: 9/21/2009 12:37:31 PM
I happened to be in Micheal's yesterday (just looking around, hadn't been there in awhile) and all of their storage stuff is 50% off including the Making Memories lazy susan thingy (I already have it and LOVE it!! I used the Pampered Chef one for years and years, but indulged myself a few months ago and bought the MM one-so glad I did).

Anyhoo, just thought I'd mention that. Have fun shopping.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 9/21/2009 12:47:34 PM
I didn't know there were 700 punches out there?!! Yikes!! I agree with Penny...start small and go from there!

All my "used a lot" tools are in my Tote on a lazy susan on my desk so I can easily pick it up and go scrap at a friends or crop w/o having to pack and unpack. My lesser used tools are on a shelf in my Target cube bookcase thing.

On a side note...I finished stamping all my stamps for my index this morning! My dd's baptism and party totally wore her out so she's been sleeping a lot today. I just need to punch all my punches to add to my index and I'll be caught up!! YAY!!!! Thank goodness I only have about 10 punches!


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Posted: 9/21/2009 3:33:32 PM
Thanks Stacy, for the links and for getting us started on this week.

I'm okay (or I think I am) on tools. I wish my trimmer had a more permanent home. I have a basket on my pegboard that I keep my cutting tools in (circle cutter, ultrashape express etc) and then 2 glass vases that hold my scissors and other cutting-type tools. I find that my trimmer is the one thing I like having on my work surface but don't have the room for.

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Posted: 9/21/2009 4:05:37 PM
punchaddict - there is no time limit. Ever. Don't feel rushed to get anything - or everything - done. Pick one challenge that you think will make the most difference in your space and start from there. If it takes a week, great - if it takes 4 months, then it takes 4 months. But you WILL get it done. And pennyscraps nailed it - now is as good of a time to start as anytime!

Stacy

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Posted: 9/21/2009 5:40:55 PM
I keep the tools I use the most in a Tote-ally Cool tote next to my desk sitting on a 3 drawer cube. I don't have room on my desk for the tote to sit on it. This setup works great for taking my tools to a crop or class.
I keep the projects I'm currently working on in the cube so they are close at hand.
My big tools are kept on a shelf in the closet, so they are pretty well organized.

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Posted: 9/21/2009 6:17:20 PM
Well, once again, thanks Stacy. I think I"m somewhat okay here but, some of my problems with this topic are just what you mentioned with the trimmers. I have a big Carl rotary, two CM trimmers, and the CM box photo trimmer. I had the smaller trimmers on a shelf with a divider, but I got rid of those shelves. So now, what to do with those?


I keep some of my most commonly used tools and adhesives in a table tote so that it's handy and portable. Other tools are on my pegboard. Then eyelet setters and other odd tools like the ink splatter tool are in a drawer of a little wicker cabinet.

Looking forward to pics Bree.
Hobby - I agree on your trimmer comments. Hopefully, we can find some solutions this week.
Penny- I love your nesting idea. I do have this antigue vanity that I've thought about putting in the scraproom to utilize the drawers, but I have no idea where I'd put it, and the top is not big enough to crop on (as DH pointed out when I said, "HEY - I could put that in my room " he looked at me incredulously and said, "You use two six-foot tables when you crop; how IN THE WORLD could you crop on top of that?" - {sigh})
Mabel - I saw your stack last week and love it!
Punchaddict - PLEASE join this post - I would love to work with someone who has more stuff to organize than I do! 700 punches? wow! Seriously, start at the beginning with a space audit and then do the 'close your eyes and dream' week. I found it much easier to part with some things or move them out of my space when I did that! And look no further than this group if you need suggestions or a boost! It's been great!

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Posted: 9/21/2009 6:27:40 PM
I just have to say, that even though this has nothing to do with tools this week, unless you count idea books LOL, that I have purged!

I took a bunch of idea books that I'll NEVER look at again, like WAAAAAAYYY beginner cut your photos into shapes stuff, (those that still do that, that's awesome for YOU!, not for ME! LOL) and turned them into a book store we have here. It's called McKays and you 'sell' your old books for cash or credit. I took credit because 1) you get more and 2) I love to read so I'd be buying books anyway and you can get books for CHEAP since they are used but there ARE people out there as anal as I am that don't break their book spines and are very gentle with their books. AN-E-WAY! LOL.....I made $31. and some change for NEW BOOKS!! AND I got rid of a bunch of old HEAVY ideas books!!

YAY ME!


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Posted: 9/21/2009 7:00:19 PM
Hey - so I was uploading two challenges and decided to go ahead and knock this out. Here's my tools - thought you might want to see how my little table nests. BTW, I got that table and its big sister for $25 for the two of them. I did a Minnie Pearl and left the tag on - I wanted to remember the bargain and the sweet lady behind it. TFL!

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Posted: 9/21/2009 7:07:45 PM
Tough day at work for me so I am just getting around to reading wookiemouses blog...

1)Angel- WAY TO GO on the idea books.. that is such a tough one to part with!! We have a McKays here too!! LOVE IT!! better than the library!!

2)Punchaddict-- Start today! Go back to week 1,2,3 see if you can knock them out and then jump in where we are today-- its a great push to know that everyone in the group is working in their rooms-- all of us have things we haven't finished from previous weeks but having this forum keeps us honest so to speak!! and keeps us pushing!

3) Kelly-- gotta love sleeping babies! I had 15 punches I think!! felt good to be on top of something!!

4) Jo-- What can I say??? hehehehe do you really need that many trimmers?


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Posted: 9/21/2009 7:13:23 PM
ohh Penny! Thats great! I have sort of the same set up with my scraps holder they sit on the paper cube dh made right under my work surface-- Love it!!

ok I have a question... What exactly are we talking about this week???
What classifies as a tool????

Trimmers I figured that out....

What else... cuz this could be an easy week for me or depending on how you all answer... this could be a work in progress!! lol


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Posted: 9/21/2009 9:37:33 PM
Vicki - exactly 'what are we talking about' is what I was trying to convey also! as I don't have a problem with the itty bitty stuff, it's the large items that have me flumboxemed!.

Need that many trimmers? okay....1) is a straight 12 incher 2) has 2 wavy edges (both CM) 3) box that trims the photos 4) the big Carl trimmer I bought in my SU days when I had classes and had to cut 25 cards at a time. And then there are the two Making Memories mats and the SU mat ... where oh where does this stuff go????

Need a tale of irony? All this stuff had a place in my big ugly shelving. But that 'close your eyes and dream' week destroyed them!

Krissy - I have no idea what a McKay's is ... but that is a good idea. I'm just terrible at 'giving' away what I thought I had to spend good money on at one time...

I have old Crop Talks from CM and Inspiration Sheets from SU that I need to just 'give away'!

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Posted: 9/21/2009 10:43:51 PM
This is how I store my tools. I got this box at IKEA and I pulled the drawer from the lower shelf and set it on top for additional space




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Posted: 9/22/2009 8:36:56 AM
ggloves- great idea to pull the shelf out and place on top. Totally love the bright colors!!! How can you not want to create with that looking at you??



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Posted: 9/22/2009 12:47:33 PM
Ggloves - I second the " I love that" motion! Hey - is the opening across a little bit more than 12 inches? That might be a great place to store 12 inch trimmers!

I wonder if that's the same drawer system as Mabel's?

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Posted: 9/22/2009 12:56:09 PM
Ok, I'll jump in! I'm working 70+ hours each week so only have a few hours on the weekend and maybe a bit before bed if I can't sleep... But I really DO need to get this started! I already tossed a small trash can full of unwanted old junk out of here.

So then I continue with where you all are? Not start on my paper and all that?

Sherri


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Posted: 9/22/2009 5:18:40 PM
Everyone might have a different suggestion.. but I think if you read the first three weeks-- And take it seriously after that you could probably jump in at any week since the weeks really don't build on each other. They each are self contained.. although depending on your organization style they might kind of meld together.
Whatever you choose to do... jump in on tools or go back to paper week.. I think I can speak for everyone that its much easier with a group to bounce ideas off!! And we all hold each other accountable which means we will push you with the understanding you gotta push us too!!



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Posted: 9/22/2009 6:27:11 PM
Ok guys I am still lost.. I have read this weeks instructions and I guess I am still at a loss as to what a tool is??

Trimmers, scissors, xyron, hole puncher, rulers??? is this what we are talking about??? What about glue?? and tape runners are those tools too?



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Posted: 9/22/2009 7:15:37 PM
Vicki, I had to go back to the blog to check. Adhesives are something I know I need to address but haven't. This week will be the one. I'm actually going to go get another 12x12 sterilite so I can divide up my adhesives into drawers. I want one for liquids, rolls/runners, and then a misc drawer. I don't have any jars or bottles so it will work just fine.

PunchAddict, I agree. At least do weeks 1 & 2. Those weeks were about figuring out what you need to organize and how you work. Then you dream up the "pretty" of it all. Week 3 was just empty your space, some of us did and others didn't. Both weeks 1/2 can be done in a couple of days. Then I would say skip paper because it takes forever to finish that week. Welcome to the best org. challenge ever.

I love the little cutting table. Just dont' have the space for it.


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Posted: 9/22/2009 9:51:31 PM
Girls, girls - it's tools and adhesives this week. You can always go back to Stacy's FIRST post in May and at the bottom she outlines the weeks' topics.

TOOLS: scissors, tagmakers, crop-o-diles, trimmers, staplers, brayers, file sets, bone folders...Adhesives - speak for themselves....

I think part of the deal is just assessing what you have and weeding out duds and dupes and deciding what needs to be OUT (must haves) and what should be put away. I think, IMO, part of the goal is clearing off your surface the unncessaries so that clutter is eliminated....Sorting out your backstock on adhesives....I have corralled all that to one area now and guess I should have photog-ed that, too.

Punchaddict, I agree with DancingFish and Hobby - go back to week 1/2 and breathe and assess your space and jump right in with us. I know Dancingfish and I work full-time (but I NEVER work 70 hrs.....) and some of the others may work outside the home, too - some have babies which is just as time consuming....and less sleep....

I PROMISE YOU in the 11 weeks we have left you will see a difference by the end. The great thing about some of the old weeks is they may be irrelevant for you or you may can double-up. You may table PHOTOS until the end, etc. But, do drop in.

Okay - off to bed. I stayed home sick today with fever...there is something going around. My 15 YO DS missed school Mon/Tues. (But in between sleep med rounds today, I did sort through TWENTY FIVE years of Christmas cards (ok I did start this during football last night) and after sorting all the cards, I put them in order. I have cards I got back in college even. I went from 5 boxes of cards down to 2. Woo to the hoo. Then, I taped the first box down into old 12 x 11 3/4 CM scrapbook pages. I am super excited. See, memorabilia week is really haunting me already and I kept my pledge to take something off the dining room table! I did it! There is actually a little bare corner now!!!! And it was so fun and nostalgia to see all the old cards. Cards from my long gone granny and aunts.... So, my sick day was crummy, but good. Thanks, P's, for reading all that and actually enjoying the process with me. This is really a great group. Hugs to each of you - the card thing has me a little emo....)

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Posted: 9/22/2009 11:26:35 PM
Penny - I hope you feel better soon. I tell ya' what's going around - swine flu baby. Several kids at our HS school have it. Hope that isn't what you have! I'm not quite sure what you did with your Christmas cards (did you make a book of cards?), but I'm thrilled that you are happy with it.

Punchaddict - as I mentioned previously in my post to ya' - I still think that the begining is where you should start as getting a clear vision of your 'end goal' will help with any of the other weeks (as Vicki said -in what ever order you choose to go ) in clearing out unused stuff. I'm not so good at that! I have this "I paid good money for that" stuck deep in my head, but I've made some progress there. I still have some weeks that I haven't finished. I work major hours since school started (got home at 8:40 tonight) but the challenge is a great diversion when I need it.

I have so much school work to do, taking DD to a concert tomorrow night (yes I know it's a work week, but it's the one thing she asked for as a b-day gift), and have a stamp class on Thursday. I hope to keep up and catch ya'll later.


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Posted: 9/23/2009 4:42:42 AM
ladies, I've been following you every week and most of my items have been organized, labeled, etc for several years now. I remember how many tireless nights I put in, but its soo worth it!!

I'm still trying to reconfigure my room/closet to FIT everything in so I can have all the containers and drawer units in one room.

HOwever, this challenge has been good for me as its making me open up all my containers to review. Currently, this week, I happen to be going through all my sterelite drawers that I keep all my punches, adhesives and tools in, and I'm weeding out alot of stuff I won't be using anymore. Doesn't make sense to store it.

I just had a successful scrap yard sale this past weekend so I'm buoyed by that to continue to purge. I'm pricing to move, rather than to recoop any of the cost of the items. I just want them out of here!

Great job everyone. I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's pictures. I'll try to update my blog with pictures of my organization later on this weekend.



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Posted: 9/23/2009 9:22:33 AM
Penny sorry to hear your sick.. hope its just a fall cold/allergy thing.

Ching-a-ling can't wait to see pictures

Hobby- Adhesives are an issue for me too.. I think I store them in 4 different places...maybe more...

Ok now that I have gotten off the dumb train.. I totally get what TOOLS we are talking about.. I don't have many tools.. but the ones I have I am sure need to be whipped into shaped


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Posted: 9/23/2009 7:25:06 PM
Maybe tomorrow I'll actually make it out of the house to get my adhesive solution.

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Posted: 9/23/2009 8:21:46 PM
Still running a fever....in the few moments that I am awake and lucid in between Dayquil doses, I have been working on the dining room table.... It's coming along....DS went back to school today but since I am still running a fever looks like I'm home again tomorrow....

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Posted: 9/24/2009 10:52:21 AM
oh Penny-- you sound awful!!! get some rest!!
I did nothing last night... didn't even look at the scraproom-- so its gonna be full court press tonight!


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Posted: 9/24/2009 11:31:21 AM
I get off work early tonight (8:30 instead of after 10) so I will be able to get started on tools tonight.

Plan on attacking paper Saturday. Since I missed all your conversations on paper... Did you organize by theme, color? I am not a sort by manufacturer kind of gal. I've got vertical boxes from J's to store it now, ready to go! They didn't have enough all the same color, but I can live with that! LOL Just throwing it in the boxes would be a cop-out and I'd be searching all these pretty boxes when I want a sheet! LOL Just joking you all but reminding you I measure paper by the foot!!!

Get well soon Penny!


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Posted: 9/24/2009 11:38:44 AM
Thanks Punch. I am vertical for a minute here.

Do a search on Org Challenge and Message Boards and you'll see our old posts. I go back and read them occasionally as I want to remember something we talked about. Most of our convo has been here on the MB vs. comments on the blog, IMO....


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Posted: 9/24/2009 2:18:10 PM
Thanks Penny! Hey, are you and Dancingfish still looking for Rolodex files? Flower Factory has one for like $10. I made an altered recipe file for a bridal shower a year ago with one from there. It was a big hit! AND I have a couple of doc boxes that after I get done organizing, I (and find them) I seriously doubt that I will be using... YA still need more?


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Posted: 9/24/2009 4:06:09 PM
Punch I am ok I ended up using an index card box (s)

As far as paper here is the original thread week 4 paper

Don't spend too much time reading.. its so easy to get sucked into the computer and ignore what you "need to do".

I think most of us don't sort by manuf.. but rather by theme or color.


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Posted: 9/24/2009 5:31:03 PM
Penny - I'm sorry you are still feeling poorly!

Punch - What is Flower Factory? I am debating between a Rolodex and a Binder as I still have to do my stamp inventory. (not looking to do that until like Christmas break)

HObby - have you been ill also? (you said, "maybe make it out of the house" so I thought maybe you've been ill)

We have kids out with H1N1 and strep. Kinda scary!

I have a stamp class tonight, but been to busy to even think about the scrap room. ugh! Maybe this weekend after the track meet and figuring out what to feed the youth group.

Still need to find a way to store my trimmers....


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Posted: 9/24/2009 5:47:26 PM
Punch, thanks for the Rolodex but I found one clearance for $10.62 and was tickled. I store my patterned paper by manufacturer actually. Alphabetically. My cardstock I do ROYGBV like Stacy suggested. I do have a theme section for the Holidays that is at the end of my Expedit.

Still running fever....but I have been a little more mobile today. I think it's because I swore off the drugs....

JO - pick ONE trimmer to keep at your workspace. Put the rest in the trunk of your car. There are times during this challenge that I HAVE used my trunk as storage space when someone was coming over!! Seriously - put them there and see how often you need them. OR go buy an underbed Sterilite. But the trunk is free.


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Posted: 9/24/2009 5:59:34 PM
Penny I thought the trunk was reserved for shopping purchases that we didn't want dh to see!! (Then you slowly bring them in one at a time-- by the time dh asks "is that new?" you can honestly say "no".)

On a side note one year I stored xmas gifts in my car when kids were in middle school.... and my car was stolen... later found with no gifts...


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Posted: 9/24/2009 8:47:18 PM
Flower Factory is a store for vendors here in Ohio and may be in other states... wholesale prices. They have a whole slew of stuff in their stores, from tools, scrapbooking, jewelry, glassware, ribbons, flowers, party supplies, holiday decor, home decor,... It just goes on. You used to have to be a vendor to get in the place and within the last year they opened it up to the public. Such fun to shop.


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Posted: 9/24/2009 9:40:24 PM
Dancingfish - trimmers do not equal gifts! In July, the week before vacation, MY car was broken into in a restaurant parking lot and my work laptop was stolen. What a nightmare that was!!

Punch, it's probably good that there is no Flower Factory here....or VA, as apparently DF has to hide her purchases. ha, ha!

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Posted: 9/24/2009 10:44:39 PM
Yep, it's probably a good thing we don't have one of those here, as I'd probably be on my way to buy a rolodex.

Vicki - what a bummer about your car! and gifts! Penny - was it a work lap top? that is a nightmare when we think of how much stuff we store on them!

And I my trimmers serve different functions, so I do need them all. Just don't know where to put them. LOve the nesting idea, but I don't have a reason to have nesting tables (as in I don't know what I'd put one under the other for as my tables are the portable type) but it has given me ideas...

Had tons of fun stamping tonight - and it was dangerous as I just found out that the new SU dies will fit in my Cuttlebug! uh oh -...

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Posted: 9/24/2009 10:47:19 PM
And - don't know if you've heard the news yet, but they arrested an illegan Jordanian tonight who had plans - and was attempting to carry out -to blow up a building in downtown Dallas tonight. Officials were baiting him and he went all the way through with the plan down to driving under the building and punching the fake detination button.

OMG!

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Posted: 9/24/2009 11:11:29 PM
Jo, that is Crazy. To think if that button was real. Scary.

Not ill, just dealing with 2 moody toddlers this week. I think the weather is playing tricks on them. If it's not teething it's something. Hasn't stopped my org. process. I'm getting my adhesive drawer tomorrow. Yippee.

I think I want a binder too. I have a folder started with my EP's and inks so I think I'll add my punches to it. Stamps are a different story.

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Posted: 9/25/2009 6:58:19 AM
I got started last night after work! I soon realized there is no totally clearing out the room while I do this. No place for it all to go! So I can put some stuff in boxes as I work on it, but much will just have to stay where it is and work in stages.....

Purge as I go to make more room! I have stuff on top of and under my work table, as well as five 6 foot tall cherry wood shelving cabinets, a closet, and only a pathway to walk on the floor is clear.

I gathered tools and boxed them up and adhesives in another. Then purged a paper carton of cardstock that I am donating to the elementary school down the street. With the printshop, I get too much paper and cardstock that I bring home! LOL

I got a good start before bedtime and will get back to it again Saturday! Hope I haven't bored you all!


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Posted: 9/25/2009 9:31:50 AM
Jo that is scary!

If you had your table in your room and put sterlite drawers under the table then you could put the trimmers on top of the drawers???? One or two per sterlite?? We really need to get the furniture nailed down and in place in your room! Much easier for me to ignore my space and to throw suggestions out for yours!! haha

Punch- Seriously if you are going to move forward you are going to have to live with some mess outside of your scraproom... I know I resisted removing stuff but in the end it was worth it!

For whatever reason tool week has me very unmotivated. I actually worked on a page last night while I procrastinated organizing tools. I don't know if its because I don't have alot.. or if its that I am ok where they all are.
I did work on adhesives!! I switched to the ATG last year but still have a drawer of empty tape refillable tape runners, broken tape runners, old dried out glue sticks and glue pens... So I decided to throw away duplicates and move the empties into a drawer. I also split up some glue dots, and foam squares and put the remainder in the storage drawer. That way I have a manageable amount on my workspace.





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Posted: 9/25/2009 11:01:21 AM
The room next to my scrap room is my sewing room, so I am going to have to bite the bullet and use IT to store things in as I sort and purge, I guess! I just hated the idea of messing up one room to clean up another! But you're right, I won't really get far unless I do it!


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Posted: 9/25/2009 12:13:27 PM
Lucky U Punch, 2 rooms to get crazy in. Thinking back on it. I did at some point move my stuff (unintentionally) to the kitchen table after a crop. So I guess we did in someway all move out to clean up.

Good luck this week. Yay on 1 carton of paper gone.

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Posted: 9/25/2009 2:44:11 PM
So I am thinking the only tools that are really an issue now that the adhesive is all cleaned out are these decrotive scissors. I have 2 sets on my work space that I use reguarly(scallop and deckle) and then I got as a gift with purchase a set of like 12 that I have never even opened the container.. And I keep pushing the container around the room... But I think I need to decide if I should remove it entirely or find a home for it.


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Posted: 9/25/2009 11:59:47 PM
Hobby - I'll trade you: 2 moody toddlers for 3 moody teenagers! i have 84 5th graders who wear me out and then I come home to 3 know-it-all-moody-it's-all-about-me teens. I'm not sure which is worse. Ha! Maybe I'll move the scrap room to the bedroom and lock myself in!

Punch - I had the same problem - okay - STILL have the problem as I boxed up 10 x 7 feet of shelving and some other stuff laying around (and I don't mean to be discouraging but some of it is still not back in there) BUT it has really helped to deal with it and realize what I don't actually need to scrap (but I really, really need the new SU sizzix dies for the Big Shot that I played with last night at my club class! )

Vicki - I like your idea and I'm trying to get DH to build a table instead of my 6 ft. folding tables - but the honey-do list is long.
and don't be sad about not working on tools - YOU CROPPED! that's awesome. I have a bunch of decorative scissors too and only use 2. I took half of them to class last year and the kids went nuts with them. Don't have much use for them in my science room.

The forecast for scrapping or organizing doesn't look promising: cross country, grading, fish tank set up, and feeding the youth group is on the agenda! I'm living vicarioulsy through ya'll! so keep on keeping on!

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Posted: 9/26/2009 3:19:38 PM
Dancing, If your not using your deco scissors and don't think you ever will. I say send them packing (mind you I have a jar that I've used maybe 7 of 12). It's hard to let them go but if you need the space...hmmm sorry I don't have any "hoard-it" support.
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