Thursday, January 24, 2013

Organizing- Challenge 4

Hey there everybody! For the final challenge, we are moving on to the living room. It can be a small area of the room or the whole space. I am starting out small with just my craft area (which is located on some shelving in my living room). If I get really motivated, I may add to this post and completely overhaul the entire room, but we'll have to wait and see. So, let's get started with some before pictures, okay?

Basically, I had started out attempting to organize my craft supplies, but somewhere along the way, I gave up. This shelf is not that bad, but it was hard to get to a lot of things.
Ok, I lied, now that I'm looking at the's pretty bad.

I condensed some things down and moved some things to a few different containers I had recently purchased. On the bottom shelf, I have two big boxes. One holds all of my gift bags and tissue paper. The other holds pictures that I'm hoping to go through and put in albums soon. The next shelf up holds all of my ribbon, yarn, decorative tape, etc. Yes, I have an addiction to ribbon. On the next shelf, I have these awesome containers that are made to hold scrapbook paper. I use them to hold my paper scraps, stickers, felt and more. I love these things!!! I got such a good deal on them at Joann's! It makes me happy every time I look at them. :) The top shelf holds boxes that have miscellaneous craft things in them. I am hoping to get all matching containers at some point and to label them, but for now, this will have to do.

Now for the second shelf. The before picture of this one is pretty bad too. I understand if you need to avert your eyes.
Some of this stuff wasn't even craft related. It was just a catch all for random stuff.

And now for the after.
Much better, right? The bottom shelf holds all of my greeting cards, labels, etc. It also holds some jars of craft supplies, my adhesives and a box of miscellaneous craft and party supplies. I'm going to skip the next shelf and come back to it, because it's my favorite. :) So, moving up to the shelf above that, it holds all of my wood and cardboard letters, my sticker machine (which I LOVE!) and some party supplies.

Now for my absolute favorite thing about this shelf...
Aren't these little containers awesome?!!?
I saved these from the trash! The cafeteria at the school where I work was going to throw these out!!! I took one look at them and knew I could put them to good use. I think they held little packages of grapes before. Now they hold all of my small craft supplies, such as, beads, buttons, glue sticks, etc. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! Ok, you're probably thinking I am such a nerd for getting so excited over something like this, but I can't help it.:)

So, there you have it. My little organized area of the living room. I wish I had gotten around to the whole living room, but it just didn't happen this time. Maybe next week! Oh yeah, please don't forget to go and vote for me!

Remember...Create the life you love,


  1. good job! those plastic containers are perfect!

  2. It looks great and so organized! LOVE those plastic containers. I use "trash" for organizing too :)