Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What happened in here?

Yesterday and today I have been working hard to reduce the clutter that has taken over my craft studio/office. One would think by looking in here that I am a total slob...One would be right! I am one of those crafty-type people who bounces from one thing to another, never minding to clean up the first project before starting the next...some call this compulsive or even ADD. I'm not ready to take on such a stigma yet, but I will say that I do have problems with keeping things in order — most of the time.

One would also say...Man, you have a lot of crap! And by crap I mean lots of cool useful stuff that I just can't live without, but never seems to get used...just collected! LOL!!

I am a true paper-collecting, sticker hoarding, scrapbooking junkie... I can't get enough and there will never be a time when I have enough. There will always be something sooo cute, it has to come home with me.

To make matters worse I am muy sentimental and struggle big time with throwing things away...in particular my kids school work and drawings. Of course I throw the hundreds of mass-produced worksheets away, but the art projects and things they personally put effort into...well, they now have a new home. Instead of being stacked and piled end-over-end in various boxes covering my studio floor, I now have them living safe and secure (and organized) in new file cabinets. One drawer per kid and the fourth drawer is for all those other things I keep, like the maps and memorabilia from our vacations or the ultra sound photos of my babies, our christmas letters, etc. All things I plan to scrapbook someday...you know, when I have more time! Until then I will spend that time organizing my collection of crap, cause that's what scrapbookers do. We admire, we buy, we collect, we organize...and then, just maybe, we scrapbook.


Jenn said...

Good luck on cleaning! Looks like a project but once you are done you will be sooooo happy!

Bob Roush said...

I am not sure where you get that collecting, hoarding and not being able to throw sentimental things away from!

Good luck on keeping everything picked up, clean up and put away!

Heather said...

I battle this same issue all the time! And every so often I get it all back in order only to have it got back to chaos because I've started several new projects and dug out some old ones! Good luck with the tidying up! Love that you've got your children's artwork organized. They will love to see all of it when they are older!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

thank you for sharing. I am working on the clutter reduction as well.

Fanciful Cutter said...

I should take a picture of my room, house, and you wouldn't feel so bad! I know I am ADD too!

I think you should clean your scraproom and reward yourself with a Pink fridge and microwave for your studio!!