Ok, so it’s day three of my seriously cleaning of the craft room. I’m talking serious cleaning. In fact, after I’m done, I’m going to do several videos on different storage methods I use as people have been asking me. So I might as well show the whole room. It’s still crazy messy, but I’m making big inroads. I’m deciding what to get rid of and what to keep and what needs to be stored in the basement, as it’s seasonal, etc.
I’m feeling so good about my progress and today, Rich finally thought there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I could not be more proud. When you take on a challenge of this size, you really begin to doubt whether or not it will ever be worth it and I hope I can maintain it once I get it clean. I’ve just got too much stuff. Too many crafts that I haven’t tried, too much paper, too many embellishments, just too much.
I’m almost embarassed by this, but I still have seven paper trimmers. Remember the video I did with all of my fails? I never got rid of them, what was I thinking? I guess I keep hoping that somehow, some way, they will work for me at some point. I have three Fiskars trimmers from different generations of the trimmer. Couldn’t I part with one of those? It’s crazy. And don’t get me started on colored pencils, markers, watercolor pencils, more markers, more pencils, YIKES! There’s no end to my mess. I have a box, a big box, of stamps I haven’t used yet, that I need to take out of the packaging, put into cd cases (that I already have bought), label them, and put them away. I keep putting it off and I don’t know why. It’s not like it’s a difficult job, just time consuming. And the more I put it off, the more I have to put away. I thought I had a million paper punches that I should get rid of, and when I went through them, I couldn’t part with very many and I barely use the border punches, so why do I need twenty or so of them? I’m so frustrated and mad at myself because I’ve let it go for so long and it’s just out of control. Tomorrow, I’m committed to finishing the cleaning and then I need to videotape immediately, because you know I absolutely can’t maintain this clean look for more than a day or so. I hope all of you don’t face these same problems as it makes me feel like I’m completely out of control, and need to stop buying things and make crafts from what I have. The only problem with that is that garage sale season is right around the corner, and you know I can’t pass up a deal there. I have talked to my cousin though, and I told her I’ll call her from garage sales and let her know what I find so that she can benefit. As long as I know someone will benefit from a crafty bargain, I’m ok with it. I just can’t pass it up otherwise.