Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ www.debbied.stampinup.net ~ deeleed@aol.com

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

First I want to apologize for the lack of projects lately. Not only is this an exciting time, it's kind of a difficult time. I have been creating, making cards mostly, but it has all been with new product, which I am not allowed to share yet for another couple of days.

I have also been working on reorganizing my craft room and sorting through EVERYTHING! Believe me, that's a lot of stuff. To help keep myself efficient while creating, I always pull out all of the retired stamps & accessories, and keep them separate from the current products.
One of my goals for 2009 is to organize my room...again. Those efforts are coming along nicely. Michael's had their Storage Organizer Cubes on sale, so I took advantage of that and this is what I came up with for one wall in my room. I still have some labeling to finish, but I Love how neat and organized this makes me feel! I did just have a table with miscellaneous bins, nothing very uniform about it.

This is a picture of all 10 cubes. The shelves were already there, so I just added as many cubes as I could fit in that area. There are several different styles. I wanted to put as much as possible away, in drawers, so most of the cubes I bought have drawers. They are very nice, and have a metal handle with the plate to insert labels. There are 2 different shelf units. I have one of each.
The larger unit in the middle is actually a closet shoe organizer, that I already had. When I assembled it, I just left out a couple of the dividers to accommodate the plastic totes. This is where I store most of my punches, by shape, if you were wondering. Circles, squares, etc.
One of the cubes actually comes with one drawer with a shelf. I wanted to use both as shelves for my Sizzix Dies, so I bought two of those, and put both shelves in one, and have two drawers in the other.
The other 2 pictures show you a little closer how I store my Big Shot Sizzix Dies, and the closet shoe organizer for my punches.




It feels so great to be organized!
Have a super day! I appreciate you checking in, only 5 more days till I can share the new products from the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog with you!
I forgot to mention that these cubes are build-it-yourself.
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1 comment:

Lisa Dorsey said...

Love the new look of your blog Debbie! Your scrap area looks amazing. Love how everything is organized.