Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WOYWW #178 (a.k.a. #177...again!)

I'm thinking our dear Julia was up at 1:30 a.m. writing *her* WOYWW post! If you've not a clue what I'm rambling on about go check it out at Stamping Ground. :) You'll be so glad you did! Anyways, I'm totally exhausted so, before I get to bed with me, here are my pictures for the lovelies who like to come see:
What's this? A clean desk? How could I? Well, it's because I re-organized! I had commented on someone else's WOYWW post, last week, that maybe her organization wasn't working for her, since she seemed to have plenty of containers but more than enough mess, too. Which made me wonder if I wasn't in a boat of the same color myself. Or hoeing the same row? Well, insert a colloquial saying of your choice here. :) At any rate, it made me re-examine my sitch because it had deteriorated to this:
I had all sorts of new supplies and things I like to use more than the stuff I used most when I set this set-up up awhile back, so it was time to re-do it. I *almost* took a picture for y'all during the transition, when it was really hairy, but I was too excited to get it finished...sorry. :) Anyways, isn't it much tidier? Yes, most of the darling pails are gone, but I don't use the sharpies much(which filled 3 of the pails before) so they got relocated to the cabinet above my desk so if I *need* them they are still handy(though a few are still on the desktop). The scissors are all in one pail now because I don't use them often and I needed their holders for the MS punches that I do use quite a bit, but there they are, see? Right above the upside down stamp pads? Those are my pigment inks from Hobby Lobby. And I love them. They are affordable($1.50 each) and rich in color and well, they stack nicely and seem to last forever! Also, they have a really decent sized raised pad so I can use them for big stamps and edge inking.
And all my new toys and things it seems I've been reaching for most frequently are now at my fingertips! Instead of in my way. :) Wanna know how I got my TH inks off my desk without spending a dime???
I repurposed an old, and I mean ooooold, C.D. rack! Two inks fit in each slot, horizontally, then I skipped one vertically and so on until I just filled it in all the way to the top (or bottom). Granted I ran short for those last 9 or so pads you see on the right but they are mostly neutrals so I figured they could hang out, stacked on the new "shelf" until I either found another old C.D. rack in a thrift shop or decided I liked them there, whichever comes first! Anyways, it had slots along the back for screws so I just screwed it onto my pegboard, through a hole I mean. Cheap and it works great!!! Plus, I turned all my papers, like the 8x8's that were stacked on my desk, on their sides to make them easier to access...I'm hoping I use what I have more!
And, since it would appear the Doctor's instruments are trayed up, all sterilized and ready(I really did have to use my goo gone stuff to wipe down all my scissors from foam tape gunk) to be used, I guess I'll have to have a completed card ready to show off next week, huh? Along with a new mess, of course! :)
Thanks for stopping by and sorry if this post turned out to be rather a long one for someone who is not just supposedly but truly exhausted...where was I going with that? Oh yah, goodnight! And enjoy your snoops, whilst I enjoy my Zzzzzz's. ;)

19 comments:

  1. Now that is practising what you preach I think the revamp is great, but and here is the but where are the rest of your buckets? I so loved the buckets. Now that is one really neat Distress ink tower, I keep mine in a drawer with other ink pads, all seperated by make etc.

    I so love your space it always looks inviting and yes it is so, so, so, so much better. I don't like the crowded desk to start working on, it can get that way because of work. LOL

    Anyway, BRILLIANT tidy desk, awesome.

    Hugs Eliza

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  2. OH I forgot to add I beat you to No 1 on yours this week ha ha. I love the title too. 177 178?

    Eliza

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  3. Now, you ARE neat and tidy--- would love to reorganise my living room (craft room...) but not that much!! Have a good week. Helen, 4

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  4. Love it! You live in a very organised craft shop of your very own! Now you just need a hostess trolley in the corner for hot meals:) Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #85

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  5. A freshly organised workspace always looks brilliant, I agree. Then it all comes out again, lol! Love how you've organised though. I do it every now & again, and always find stuff I forgot I had.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #90

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  6. Oh how I LOVE organisation and you really seem to have taken it back to basics and rearranged by priority. Love it BJ#35

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  7. I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
    Big hugs,
    A x #93

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  8. That is frighteningly organized! Well done!

    Have a great WOYWW!

    Zildara #103

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  9. Wow, that is fantastic! I think I wouldn't get anything done for a couple of days, I'd just kind of stare at the lovely clean organized workspace admiringly...

    (haven't post my WOYWW yet, so I don't yet have a number!)

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  10. Ever passing my way, please stop in with fabulous organisational skills - need you. Your space looks amazing
    FAMFA 10

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  11. Great looking crafting space this week. I really like all the reorganization you are doing. I should buy you lunch and have you come down and help me some day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Vickie #37

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  12. well done on your reorganising, you have been very busy. I hope the new arrangement works for you. I'm still unpacking and trying to make sense of what I'e got and my available space. One day I'll have this room really organised and easy to use.

    many blessings to you from Angela
    #138

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  13. Sometimes it is easier to solve an issue in someone else's space than our own -- good for you, realizing that you needed a reorg. I like the little buckets, too, but this way makes a lot more sense. If you want a giggle, my husband, from the doorway, said, is that a picture of the inside of a store? *grin* Hope your project in progress goes well -- and thanks for visiting me already! Happy WOYWW on Thursday. ~ Laura #148

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  14. drooling over your organization! I have redone my space 3 or 4 times over the last 10 years. I have a 3 bedroom home, and took one small bedroom. My hubby insisted on being able to use the room as a bedroom, so that is what I did. I blogged about it just now...wow, I do have a butterfly mind...just left here and did the blog...back to my point...

    I love how you have everything in front of you, that you use...I need to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to do this, still being able to through a bed up in minutes for company.... Thanks for your post, it put me to thinking!

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  15. Wow, you did an amazing job, Deeyll! You have managed to make the best use of every available square inch of space for the things you use most often. Gold star!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #63

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  16. Your old space looked fine but it's always nice to re-organize and be reinspired with our stash. :-) i'm really liking the idea of a peg board. Brigita #117

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  17. What you have done is fantastic ....so strong of you to remove what you dont use much and maximize the space for what you need at hand ....maybe I need to think like you. xx#101

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  18. Oh my a rationalised space. It looks good. And you wonder don't you, how it didn't occur before re to do things like turn the stack of papers on their side...makes sense to me that you MIGHT use them if they're more accessible. There's a challenge! It all looks fab, am looking forward to coming over and working at it some day. IReally, I feel you need training in how to really make a mess!!!!

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  19. I love it all! It looks so good!!! Many of the drawers and bins around my desk are like yours were--filled with stuff I used to use all the time and wanted at my fingertips, but my tastes changed and they stayed. I have done a bit of changing on that but not the overhaul I need to do. I've been working the organization very slowly, very slowly.... I've paired down many of the random piles of paper (not all but we're getting there)and a couple of large stacks of magazines. I swapped out a pile of plastic DVD containers for an actual piece of furniture DVD holder so it helps the living room look neater. It isn't DVDs but stamps in those sized containers, but you knew that right?! I am really admiring your tidy desk. I'll bet you will use the papers more with them right there. I also cleaned out all my card blanks and put them in a RUB by color and I use them ALL THE TIME now because they are neat and easily accessible. Okay, really into two RUBs but my goal is to pair it down to one and keep it that way. What a happy desk! You'll have so much fun creating there!!!!

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