When I was talking with my good friend JoAnne the other day about blocks to expressing her creativity, she said, “Getting organized really, really helped!”
Before she made some simple yet effective changes to her stamping space, she would get frustrated trying to see what stamps she might want to experiment with. They were piled in deep drawers, and she would have to take a lot of them out to see what she had. Or if she already had one in mind, she still had to take a lot of other sets out as she hunted for the one she wanted.
Her card stock was stored even more inconveniently. She had folders of different colors stored flat in some shallow drawers, and felt like she was always fighting with them to see the colors she could choose from.
One day I went over to her house and made a video of her setup for the online class I was creating on organizing a craft room. As she showed me the things she felt weren’t working for her, we talked about ideas that would be more efficient. She has made quite a few changes and is thrilled with the results:
“Now my stamp sets are labeled and in alphabetical order on a shelf, and my card stock is organized into hanging files. I find I’m saving soooo much time because I can easily see my choices. I’m able to make more cards to send to my friends and family because it is so much easier to be creative when I’m not struggling with supplies crammed in drawers.“
If you’re like JoAnne, and find your creativity blocked by inefficient organization and storage strategies, then you will want to see what she learned from Save Time and Get Organized!!! A Class for Paper Crafters with Clutter.
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