August Mission #5: Organize your crafts & hobbies

Filed under: Living Areas,Monthly Missions — Colleen at 9:07 am on Friday, August 29, 2008

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Hobbies are a great outlet. They can be such stress relievers. But it’s hard to relax and enjoy your project when you find yourself hunting for supplies, or worse purchasing items you already own!

This week, we’ll tackle our craft clutter. Whether you choose to organize your scrapbooking or stamping supplies, untangle your yarn, organize your sewing area or finally sort through your photos, try to spend at least 15 minutes a day on this task.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Consider using over-the-door clear shoe organizers to store yarn, scissors, or bottles of paint.
  • Use a binder to house your needle point projects. Place patterns and floss inside in individual 3-ring pouches or sleeves.
  • Use rolling storage bins with drawers to house supplies. Just roll the drawers into your closet when they are not in use.
  • Place each project in a separate bin, box, or basket.
  • Organizing products from arts & crafts stores can get pricey! Check out organizers at your hardware store. Screw & nail organizers are great for beads, floss, and stamps. Tool boxes can make great sewing boxes. Empty paint cans can house brushes or scissors. Be creative! Also consider plastic shoe boxes and dish pans from the dollar store.
  • When it comes to photos, unless you actually use your double prints, don’t purchase them. Even if they are free, they carry a price tag—they clutter your home. If your backed up with your photos, start by organizing your most recent photos.

Don’t forget to set your buzzer for 15 minutes each day!

Looking for more ideas?

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