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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Takin' One for the Team

I'm going to take one for the team and bite the bullet.  I'm going to show you what my scraproom looks like.  I keep saying I want to organize it.  Every time I clean it up, I blink and it is dirty again.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  It's actually quite frustrating.  Do you see the tears in my eyes?

Well...over at Scrappily Ever After, she has posted an Organizational Boot Camp Challenge.  I'm going to enlist.  Yes...I'm a cadet.  I want to get it done this year everyone.  I know there is a great future ahead and I need to be prepared for my future.

Our first assignment was to post pictures of our scrap space without cleaning it up.  So without further ado, here are the pictures.  No judging please.  I don't know how much more I can take.  LOL!!!

Our next assignment was to think about what works for me and what doesn't work so well. Consider my problem areas and take time to note things that I love. Next, read back over that list and come up with a short list, maybe 3-5 objectives I have for my craft area.

What works:
1. My table that houses my Cricut.  It's very organized and keeps it out of the way.
2. I love the long folding table.  It was free and works as a great work surface when it's clean.
3. The size of my space is great too.  I have the formal dining room so it's quite open.

What doesn't work:
1. I have very few containers for hiding my supplies.  Everything is just out in the open.
2. The dining room is one of the first rooms you see when you enter the house.
3. The layout of the room doesn't make it easy to get to things so they wind up piled on the desk until I can put them up.

1. I want everything put up and labeled.
2. I want a clean and ready to work surface. I hate having to clean just to get in the scraproom.
3. I want a cohesive look to my room.  I don't like hodge podge.



Scrappin' Sista said...

So...I completed day two assignment which was to clean off my work area. I only had 15-20 minutes. I did it with 2 minutes to spare.

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Your space looks like mine, I make one project and it dirty again... Can't wait to see what you do with it

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

What a fun and great challenge! Looking forward to seeing the after pics!

Lora said...

Just wanted to say congrats for completing Day 2 - doesn't it feel good?

Joan V said...

Christel, I feel your frustration. Don't we wish that the scrapbooking fairy would come and clean up after us. Wait, I guess that is US. Looks like you have a great area to work and some great goals. If you want a good laugh, go to my site and see my basement where I have to scrap.UGH! By the way, you have pretty eyes even if there are tears of frustration. Good luck with Boot Camp. Can't wait to see what you accomplish.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Space looks great and just needs some organization. You have the goals in mine, so now you just need the motivation!

Good Luck!

Cassie_lu said...

your pictures could have been mine, lol. how great to have the size of the dining room as your space but I do understand about it being the first room people see when they walk in. Can't wait to see what this wonderful space will look at in the end.

Joan V said...

Christel, Ok, you just had me laughing so hard by the message you left on my blog. You have a wonderful sense of humor !! Thanks for making this boot camp fun. It is 3:30 PM and I still haven't done my duty for today. Off to clean a shelf or two.

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