Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Messy Jessy Packing Up for the Big Move

As you may be aware from previous posts, my alter-ego "Messy Jessy" takes over my craft room on a regular basis and destroys any attempts at organization :) It's all part of the creative process, and tends to go in cycles of messiness and organization that revolve around the SmuTopia craft show schedule.
Right now, the room is without a doubt in the messy part of this ongoing cycle! However, circumstances for clean up are a bit different now that my hubby and I have just purchased our first house (Hooray!!!!). I'll be spending the next month packing and moving, and the thought of packing up all of my beads and other supplies is rather daunting.
To make my life a bit easier, I picked up a whole bunch of plastic shoe-box-sized containers on sale at Target after the back-to-college sales were over and have been packing my supplies into those then labeling them. Between the labels and the clear plastic containers I hope to be able to find my supplies a bit more easily after the move. Unfortunately, after packing up at least 10 of these the room seems just a full as it did when I started!
Despite all of the work that needs to be done, I'm thrilled about the move. Not only is this a big milestone for the Smuteks as we move into our new home, it is also a great opportunity to get more organized both in my craft room and throughout the house. How do you organize your supplies? How do you set up your workspace? I'd love your thoughts and ideas on this!


Peebs And Roo said...

Congrats on the house! That's awesome!


Shelly's Stuff Jewelry said...

Congratulations on buying your first home! I can tell you from experience that all the hassle of packing up and moving is well worth it and very rewarding. As far as storing my beads, I have them in large storage cabinets with clear pull out drawers(like the ones for nuts and bolts, etc). This seems to work well as I need to see my inventory to help spark ideas. And because I'm color challenged (as far as putting different colors together), they are also organized by color. This only works for about 6-8 weeks until I buy new beads and have to shuffle. Sometimes a hassle, but in my case, necessary!!! Best of luck!

Shore Debris said...

Congratulations! My husband and I bought our first house 2 years ago and I thought using an extra bedroom (much bigger than my previous desk space) would help me get more organized, but it hasn't really. I am big into the clear plastic boxes (I have 4 sets of the three drawer units) and try to keep them organized by type of items inside, but since I seem to jump from one project to the next, so much stuff just ends up being left out. I also used the old plastic milk crate boxes (left over from college days and being the pack rat I am, I never threw them away) in the closet to organize my bigger items.

I hope your move goes smoothly :)

esque said...

Congrats on the house! How exciting! Buying fun organizing boxes sure makes it more fun to clean up though!


AMIdesigns said...

Congrats on buying your first house! I think that Messy Jessy comes straight from your house to mine cause my place is a total disaster at the minute :D