It seems like my "spare" room is in continual need of Spring cleaning. I've blogged about this before, but it just seems like it won't stay clean! I'm getting really close to being fully organized, though, which has been hard as I've expanded my inventory and the types of crafts I'm doing. I think my (perhaps misguided) perpetual optimism helps a lot. I always think that this is the time everything will stay in place!
Over the winter, since I've been too busy with my day job to create much new, I've tried to do little things, like cull out old beads (you know, the ones that came in a package of twenty that you only have one left of which you know you'll never use?). I put all of these singles or doubles into a Ziplock and put it in my giveaway box. I know I may wish I hadn't later, but today's peace of mind at gaining an empty container to put new beads in supersedes tomorrow's regret.
The other thing I'm doing, somewhat painfully, is deciding what kinds of art supplies I want to keep. I know, I gasp at the thought of getting rid of any of it, but I have to be honest. It seemed like a great idea at the time to buy a drawer full of rubber stamps when they were on sale, because I thought it would be great to start making my own cards, but then I thought about all the other supplies I need to make cards. You got it - most of those supplies I do not have.
I think I'll sort and keep a few, after all, you never know what I might do tomorrow, but then I'll call my sister and see if she or my niece would like some new stamps. If they don't, I know a few other people who may be interested, people who already use them and always need more.
Don't worry, though, because all that ribbon that doesn't have a project yet? I'm keeping all of that. :)
Is anyone else in the same boat as me, cleaning out things like it's going out of style - or at least attempting to?