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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:12:48 PM
I never feel like my organization is right, or finished. As soon as I think I am close to getting everything working and perfect, I find that Im interested in a new set of supplies and I need to rethink the way I have things put out.

Is organization a constant process for you, or have you found something that works that you are sticking with?






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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:14:30 PM
For me, it's a constant process.






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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:15:43 PM
Constant, yes. Not only do my supplies change, but I find my process does, too!


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:20:59 PM
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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:27:19 PM
Yes, and not just in my scrap room. I am currently reorganizing my bedroom for like the fifth time and I've lived here 3 years.

It is truly an illness.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:37:53 PM
Yep, it's always evolving. I want to see all my inks, then I want them all in a container, and now I want the back out in the open on my work surface.

I try not to allow myself to spend a lot of time or expense on that reorganizing, but yes, I do fall into the "always reorganizing" category .


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:41:48 PM
No way! I'm happy where everything is already.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:42:09 PM
I find my organization methods change as my creation process evolves. I take it as a good thing, as I like always improving/learning new things.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:58:16 PM
I am always working on the way things are stored, where I store them and in what I store them.
I am like that with the furniture that I have and the way that I have the room set up. I am constantly changing things at home as well which drives hubby up the wall because as soon as he gets used to something I up and change it on him.
I just want my systems to work more effective or for my space to look better.



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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:59:30 PM
YESSSSS! more time organizing than scrappin.


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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:59:36 PM
Honestly, I love organizing. I love going through stuff - clothes or scrappy supplies, toiletries or food (in the sense that I have a dorm room). I just sharpened my patterned paper organization, and it feels great.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:22:56 PM
If I start outgrowing my organization, then there is shifting and moving around but I usually have things pretty much the way I like them.

Having said that, I am almost at storage saturation point for embellishments so I will be resorting very soon!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 4:19:44 AM
Always changing things around, buying stuff to organize with. I swear I spend more time doing that than actually completing pages.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 4:45:48 AM
Yes yes ME ME!!!
It is a never ending process here too. I'm trying not to spend any more money on organizational junk though. Notice the word "trying", LOL!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 4:57:27 AM
Yes!

I've barely scrapped in an age, but I'm feeling the pull of it at the moment. I can't do a thing until I reorganised though. For one, if I'm honest I have too much. And some things I've never really found a satisfactory way of storing. Last night I started on my ribbons, which used to be organised but had degenerated into a big old mess just stuffed in a drawer. Eventually I might get to a point at which I feel able to scrap again!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:17:44 AM
It's a neverending process, and right now I really need to reorganize my stash.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:35:17 AM
No. Once I FINALLY got it right (for me) a couple of years ago, it's pretty much stayed the same, with very few exceptions. And all of my containers, baskets, drawers, etc are pretty full, so I know if I start collecting up something else, I need to get something new to put it in. I have pretty much been in "use up" mode, rather than "buy up" mode for awhile now also, so that helps too.

Recently, I moved to my new home, added a craft table and one of those wall units (like the old MM ones). I did very little rearranging of some surface items, like my tool drawers, but that's about it really.

I find that keeping things in the same general area helps me remember what I have, and that knowing where it is when I need it helps me actually USE it. If I have to stop and hunt for an item, I am likely to give up and go on to something else. But I am just lazy like that.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:08:23 AM
Truly a never ending process for me.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:40:33 AM
I wouldn't say constantly reorganizing, but I do it quite a bit. I think as your style evolves and you use different products, it's natural to have to reorganize.
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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:53:00 AM
I have gotten to the point where everything stays pretty much the same - paper, tools, thickers, alpha stickers, twine/ribbon. - and I'm really happy with their organization / placement in my space.

The one thing that is ALWAYS evolving is the other "stuff" - journalling spots, chipboard embellishments, tags, and other "pieces". I just went from sorting things by color to sorting them by type. We'll see how that works out.

I have discovered I need to have things "visible" - that is, not in closed containers. I like to leaf through things to find the perfect thing. Sorting that extra "stuff" has proved to be a challenge. I am in the last day or two of getting it all ready and then I can scrap. That will be the true test and I'll really find out what works and what doesn't.

Having said all that ... I DO love organizing. It's right up there with scrapping and shopping for scrapping stuff!!




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Posted: 10/2/2012 7:00:43 AM
I'm finally thrilled with my set-up regarding organization, but I do still purge supllies quite often.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 7:06:59 AM
I am another Pea who does more organizing than scraping. I like things to look pretty, yet at the same time I need them visible! I agree it is a sickness


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:41:19 AM
I'm constantly reorganizing my scrappy stuff. I think it's partially because scrapbook stuff is just so darn fun to touch and sort through. I think it's fun to go through all my stash and sometimes I end up inspired to use something while organizing.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:04:57 AM
I know exactly what you mean, OP. I've re-organized several times throughout the years but I never stay satisfied with said re-organization for long. I'm constantly surfing YouTube to find new things to try, new techniques and supplies, and I feel that once my room is re-organized, all it takes is one project or two and it's back to being a mess again. I have limited space and tons of stuff. The challenge for me is to arrange it so that I know where everything is and those things I use most are within reach. But the problem is, those "most used" items tend to change with my ever-evolving crafts. My re-organization always seems to be one step behind my scrapping/crafting. I keep telling myself...one of these days - maybe when I retire. We'll see.

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It is truly an illness.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:16:58 AM
A bit of both really.
I do love to organize, I joke that I let things get out of hand, just so I can re-organize again, lol.

Most of my supplies are stored in the same area, then it is easier to find. But I do like to go and re-arrange as well.

I am really into stamping and colouring right now, so my stamps storage has to be re-thought.
I am also loving the 6x6 paper pads, so need a great way to store them as well.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:21:21 AM
I love to re-organize so I think it's definitely something that I will never be "done" with it. And I love going through my stuff - I'm always discovering something new.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:31:39 AM
I don't love it as much as I used to. I don't have as much play time as I used to. Now I wish my paper could march back to their places. I try to leave a clean table after every page so my organization is pretty kept. It has it's faults that I would love to fix but I really have no time or space.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:42:29 AM

I love to re-organize so I think it's definitely something that I will never be "done" with it. And I love going through my stuff - I'm always discovering something new.
Ditto to what Nancy said. I think for some of us that have a decent stash of supplies, we can't possibly remember all we had, so it is fun to go through your supplies and reacquaint yourself with what you have in there. I know I tend to forget about different things I have.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:42:38 AM

I feel that once my room is re-organized, all it takes is one project or two and it's back to being a mess again. I have limited space and tons of stuff. The challenge for me is to arrange it so that I know where everything is and those things I use most are within reach


Oh yeah, that's me. Like some other posters I prefer things to be visible, but I have very limited space to have stuff out, otherwise I end up with no work surface at all! I shouldn't complain, I do at least have a scrap room which is more than a lot of people have, but I have magpie tendencies and low impulse control too so I still have too much stuff for the space I have


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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:11:50 AM
Certain things I've gotten organized and I'm happy with, so they've stayed consistent. With other things, I'm constantly changing around or working on something that I think will make life easier. Sometimes I'm successful, and sometimes I'm not!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:07:58 PM
i don't reorganize as much as i straighten out or clean. i like my current set up. my desk space is arranged in a U-fashion so i can whip around in my desk chair and just grab stuff here and there without getting up much. i have a closet full of stuff too but i don't go in there as much as i do my desk cupboards.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:51:55 PM
yes constantly,,,,right now as a matter of fact..

Next month I will be getting an expidit 5x5 and the tv with storage around it cubes..so yes again a need to re=organize



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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:59:58 PM
As product changes, as my creative process changes, as trends come and go so does the need to reorganize, shift things and adjust.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:20:13 PM
Not really...I tweak things a bit here and there as I adapt to whatever my space is, but for the most part, I am limited in my options for now, so I can't really do too much "mass reorganization".

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:34:57 AM
It's something I have become more interested in lately. I'm doing the Organize Your Stuff challenge, so because of that I am reorganizing a portion of my stash every week for awhile.



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Posted: 10/4/2012 1:10:27 AM
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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:23:52 AM
I did a major re-organise with the Organise your stuff Challenge last year, so I'm mostly good to go for a while. I have, however, discovered Mr Huey's mists and am getting more into stamping, so that is throwing my organisation a bit.

Need to find more space for inks, a heat gun and mists. Out where I can see them. Um.




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Posted: 10/4/2012 4:52:13 AM
I'm always puttering but I think it has more to do with reacquainting myself with what I have so I use it. It also sparks inspiration when I see something I forgot about.

It also really fun....weird I know!!


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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:09:07 AM
I tweak space usage a LOT! I moved into a much smaller studio when I transitioned to the smaller house for my scrapping and less space has made me much more prone to adjustments in where/how I store things!



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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:00:54 AM
I'm guilty... I think I love to reorganize as much as I love to scrap!


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:33:10 PM
Always! It never stops. I was wanting to go through my papers today... I'm sure that will lead to some rearranging too.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:03:53 PM
totally. some times it feel like i am just moving stuff from here to there. hahaha.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:43:47 PM
I am constantly purging and re-organizing. But I consider that part of the fun in scrapbooking, so I don't mind it at all.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 3:49:08 AM
I think I have everything organized and then I start organizing again. It's a sickness, lol. The other day I thought my color pencil organization was perfect until I used my new organization method. I hated it. I ended up reorganizing my color pencils while I was coloring my image. That is really bonkers, lol. My DH even loved what I did with pencils. I won't be doing that again.


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Posted: 10/5/2012 4:56:43 PM
It took several years, but my scrapbook stuff is 100% organized and final. I haven't redone a thing in 2-3 years now, it's been running smoothly.

Now...my garage, clothes closet and kitchen are a whole 'nother story....

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Posted: 10/5/2012 5:52:17 PM
I think because I have such a small area to work in I am always reorganizing my stuff


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