Friday, January 21, 2011

Getting Organized

I finally got my craft room straightened up from being Christmas Wrap Central. Now ever since I got the system from Ikea to hold all my supplies, I've been meaning to find a way to figure out what I had. It seems I've been buying duplicates not only of patterns but the occasional kit as well. So today I decided there would be no more procrastinating and I would sit down and organize them. So I got out my handy dandy index cards with their box and pulled the first cube. I took all of the kits out of the basket and made an index card for each kit. On the card I put the name of the kit, the manufacturer of it, and what was included in the kit. If there was a designer attached to it, I noted that as well. Then the card went into the box behind the divider that said "1". See, each cube will be numbered. I just have to go to the cards behind that number and I'll know exactly what kit is in what cube. When I take a kit out of the cube, I'll take the corresponding card out as well. If the kit goes back in the cube, the card goes back in the box. When I've finished the kit, the card will be thrown out. It will be a lot of work setting this up, but I think it will help keep me on track with what I have. I'll let you know if it works!

1 comment:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...


I know I need to go back through my stash and make a list of what I have also.