Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Getting Organized!!

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on getting some messy/crowded parts of our home organized. Today I was putting some of that organizing energy into my craft room.

Today's focus was on getting my paper all organized and put away. Most of my coloured card stock is 8 1/2 by 11 Recollections paper. I have always brought it home, put it on the shelf in the bag it comes in and that's how it has stayed. I open the bag and just pull out the pieces that I am going to use.
I have tried to put the bags that are close in colour next to each other but it's hard to keep the colours together when the packs have a lot of different colour combinations in them.

I have seen a couple of videos on YouTube lately of 8 1/2 by 11 paper storage and it inspired me to do something similar.
Today I went to Staples to see what kind of magazine, paper storage bins they had. I was not that impressed but only because the bins that  I was looking only came in black...lol
I went to a few other stores and the selection there was minimal and expensive!! I did not want to order anything on line, I did not want to pay the shipping and I really really wanted to complete this project today!  
I wound up going back to Staples and got some magazine bins to find out that they were on sale :). I got 8 bins in all and was able to organize all my 81/2 by 11 organized and grouped into colour families.

Here is how it all turned out:

and here are all of the bags and labels...

I wish I had of taken a picture of the before but I was to excited to get started...lol  I am really happy with how it turned out and I am really looking forward to crafting with all of my organized paper :)

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