This time a week ago, our movers were about halfway through unloading our stuff off the truck. It’s been an extremely busy 7 days, but I’m happy to say that we’re unpacked, getting settled, and beginning to sit back and enjoy our new home. Of course there’s still lots of little things to do, furniture to be moved around, pictures to be hung, and that kind of stuff but the biggest stuff is out of the way.
Because we were able to get things unpacked more quickly than we anticipated, on Monday and Tuesday I was able to work on setting up my new scrapbooking area.
I got all the boxes and bins of my stuff into the room I’m using.
Then I unpacked everything, putting things into piles by category, such as idea books, tools, paper, and so on.
I destashed as I unpacked, creating another set of piles for donation, selling and throwing out. Once I had all my items that I was planning to keep, I started putting things away. I had made a trip to Ikea to buy the storage boxes I wanted prior to setting the room up, so I was able to get all the small things put away pretty quickly.
I put stickers and embellishments one one side of a Stampin’ Up large organizer. Stamps and inks are on the other side. Tjena boxes from Ikea hold adhesive, pens, tools, and other small miscellaneous items.
My next step was to go through all of my pocket scrapbooking cards – every core, mini, value and theme kit I had. I was pretty brutal in my assessment – getting rid of everything I thought I “might” use one day or the ones I thought I liked but weren’t really my style. Once that was done, all my core kits, mini kits, some of my value kits, and cardstock went into the Stampin’ Up medium organizers. Themed cards stayed in my Iris photo organizer box, and I also found that the small 4×6 boxes are perfect to hold the cards and embellishments from the new value kits.
The final results!
My completed albums are in three of the bottom cubes of this bookcase; the fourth has my albums in progress. The two cubes in the second row from the bottom are empty albums.
I got all my supplies in the 8-cube Kallax bookcase like I was hoping. On the top, I have an organizer I bought through Thirty-One where I’m keeping my most-used supplies – it’ll be a way to keep them within reach when I’m working. My Silhouette, Xyron and light will also stay up here.
Along the top row, I have paper in one cube, the large organizer and pens, my Tjena boxes, then idea books. The bottom row has one cube with page protectors, then the other three with my cards, as well as photos in the last one.
Our nice big desk should give me lots of room to work.
So far, I like the look of it and I’m happy that I was able to fit everything in the space I’d planned. Once I actually get the chance to scrapbook and use the room, I’m sure there will be modifications and some reorganization to make it as functional as possible.