With the new year just few days away, one of my goals is the be better organized. I actually started working on this a couple of months ago. My friend, Lorri Heilig, and I have been emailing one other, encouraging each other to get our houses in order. I had accomplished so much, but then the holidays hit and everything had to stop. Soon I will have all the Christmas decorations packed away and I will be able to move forward with my endeavor. Here is one of the projects that I got done back in November. I don't have any one room where I keep all of my stamp supplies...instead I have work areas set up throughout the house. I have plans to add cabinets to my laundry room some day, but until that project is complete, I have to make do.
The first picture is the die cutting center that I have set up in my office. My office was really designed to be like a sunroom, but it is heated and cooled like all the other rooms of my house. The room is carpeted and has a double-sided fireplace that connects to the living room. There are lots of windows, so that means very little wall space. I purchased a rolling kitchen cart with a stainless steel top to house all of my die cutting supplies. I also converted a plate rack to display most of my ribbon. Since I can't reach the top shelfs easily, I use those for display.
Here is the rundown of how things are stored: Top Drawer – embossing folders/texture plates/extra scissors; 2nd Drawer – misc. dies; 3rd Drawer – Metal Sheets/Wood Sheets/etc.; Bottom Drawer – Regular Sized SU dies; Left Side – Accucut Dies/Craft Foam/Felt Sheets/Misc. Fabric; Right Side – SU XL Dies and other sizzix dies, Sizzlet Alphabet, etc. The picture to the left is the bottom drawer. I store all of my regular size dies on their side so I can get to them easily.
Hopefully I will be successful with my organizing this year. Wish me luck!