Loc: Philadelphia, PA
|Posted: 10/28/2013 6:34:22 AM|
So, you start a project, and your session has come to an end...
Whether you're in the middle of the project not, may or may not be relevant.
-Clean up before you leave your craft area?
-Clean up the next time you return to your craft area?
I love the look of a clear space waiting for me...but realistically, I have to clean up (even if I am doing the same project) before I get started again.
|Posted: 10/28/2013 7:38:14 AM|
Well, I have to clean up because i don't have my own area to scrap at. I just scrap on a fold out table in the living room, and my supplies are all contained in an armoire that has doors that close so you can't see the supplies.
But if I had my own room? ....... I'd just leave it all out as long as I was working on the same project or layout.
I like to clean up and start with a fresh work surface for each new layout that will be using new papers, new colors, etc.
*Stop the glorification of busy*
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
|Posted: 10/28/2013 7:44:59 AM|Lola,
I used to have a card table as an area to work on in my front room. I had stuff piling up on the table and all around me. That's when I knew that I had to figure something out. Unlike you, I would just leave it thereâ€¦.and it was the first thing you would see when you walked in â€¦
Now, even with the dedicated space, my creativity doesn't work well in clutterâ€¦So, I have to straighten something, even whatever I'm working with, before I can move forward. I don't put it away but more so organize it or rid myself of trash or unwanted items on the work surfaceâ€¦the table is only about 6 ft. long.
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:10:16 AM|
None of the above. I clean up good about every 10 pages or so. Or after a big project. I stack all the paper I pull and don't use and the large pieces that are left to file later. Also my embellishments get stacked and refiled later. Tools at laying everywhere and scrap paper. But within those pages I may use what I already have pulled out. And its not a huge mess either.
Loc: Queens NYC
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:11:36 AM|
since i have the table in my extra room i clean when it gets out of ontrol lol
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Loc: Central Cali
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:41:00 AM|
This is funny I usually clean everything right up when I'm done. Yesterday I worked all day making Halloween treat bags and gifts. I left the mess then it was bugging me so bad an hour later I went back and cleaned it up. I couldn't leave the mess lol
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:58:52 AM|
I used to have a card table as an area to work on in my front room. I had stuff piling up on the table and all around me. That's when I knew that I had to figure something out. Unlike you, I would just leave it thereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.and it was the first thing you would see when you walked in
Truth be told, my DH would have a heart attack if he saw scrap crap piled all over the living room and left there. That's why it goes into an armoire, not to be seen. Haha.
*Stop the glorification of busy*
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|Posted: 10/28/2013 9:00:01 AM|I'm a disaster right now, mix of scrapping, school work, bills etc
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|Posted: 10/28/2013 9:36:54 AM|
I am too tired to clean up right then and there. It stays that way until I decide to straigten it up.
|Posted: 10/28/2013 10:27:19 AM|I don't know that any of the choices really fit for me....I clean up at the end of a project before starting a new one. I am fortunate to have a dedicated scrap space, so I can leave the mess. Once a project is done, whether it takes a few hours or a few weeks, it is time to clean up before starting a new one. However, I don't typically clean up while in the middle of a project and I am a messy crafter.
Loc: Missing my mountains and the smell of fresh cedar and pine
|Posted: 10/28/2013 10:33:18 AM| My desk is small so I have to clean when I get to the point I can't find something.
Usually when I am done I will clean up. So the desk is not a mess.
|Posted: 10/28/2013 10:48:50 AM|
I pick up when I am finished or very soon after. If I leave stuff out I tend to not want to go back.
Jan: 6 (and counting!)
|Posted: 10/28/2013 10:50:38 AM|None of the answers suit me. I clean up when it is absolutely necessary and my scrapplace on the table is less than 12 by 12 inch
|Posted: 10/28/2013 12:09:43 PM|
I don't know that any of the choices really fit for me....I clean up at the end of a project before starting a new one. I am fortunate to have a dedicated scrap space, so I can leave the mess. Once a project is done, whether it takes a few hours or a few weeks, it is time to clean up before starting a new one. However, I don't typically clean up while in the middle of a project
Same here. I don't clean up until I'm done with a layout because I tend to use the same tools or supplies more than once on a layout so I want them to be readily available when I come back to work on a half finished one.
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario
|Posted: 10/28/2013 2:52:34 PM|
No option for me either. I don't clean up until I'm done whatever it is that I'm working on because I'm probably going to need everything that is lying somewhere on my desk. Now, I do clean up along the way if I'm certain I'm done with whatever the item may be, but pretty much everything is out within an easy reach. That could be because before I got my scrap room I had to use the dining room table meaning that everything had to be put away when I was done my "session". I hated having to do that because when the time came for me to be able to scrap again, I had to haul everything back out and try to get into the same grove I was in the last time. By being able to leave everything out, it takes a matter of a few seconds to fall right back in where I left off. I love it! But, having said this, as soon as the project I am working on is complete, everything goes back where it belongs and my desk gets a nice wipe down so it's ready for the next project!
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|Posted: 10/28/2013 3:15:26 PM|
I mostly scrap at night so I usually clean up the next time I go to scrapbook. Sometimes there will be a false start where I clean up but no scrapping happens.
Loc: Hillsboro, TX
|Posted: 10/28/2013 3:45:14 PM|Where's the option for "clean up? What's that?".
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
|Posted: 10/28/2013 6:48:58 PM|
Besskinâ€¦I suppose that should have been an option.
When I clean up in the middle of my project, I guess I'm moreso mean I need to tidy or clear space so I can work and think.
All of my tools are pretty much in hand reach anyway, so clearing just allows me to put my stuff behind me, where things are stored.
When the project is finished for sure, I will move other non-immediate items back to their spaces.
The thing is, I sometimes will switch projects in the middle...
Loc: in the trenches of motherhood
|Posted: 10/28/2013 6:53:20 PM|Oh no! Am I the only one singing the "clean up" song now, you know the one where you sing it to get the kids to clean up with you? LOL!
I have to have a clean surface to start, but lately it has stayed pristine as I am in a major slump
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|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:22:07 PM|
Sorry I forgot the question since now Barney has popped in my head and I can't stop singing clean up clean up everybody everywhere lol
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Loc: Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:28:32 PM|I clean up at the completion of a project and before starting the next. I like to leave everything out while I am making a page since I rarely can finish a layout in one sitting. But once the layout is done and photographed, I clean up before starting the next one
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Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 10/28/2013 8:47:27 PM|
I clean up when I finish the project, before I leave.