Monday, 25 March 2013

For the love of Organisation

I love organisation ... my label maker and I are the best of friends. 

At the beginning of the year, like most of us, I sat down and wrote out my goals for the future.  One of the main ones was to get my act together with the de-clutter that seems to be growing by the minute. 

We have a shed full, and trust me I mean full, of boxes of things from Mum & Dads.  Most things I gave to the scouts and to charity shops – but some things, I thought might come in useful.  And … yup I was right.  Mum & Dad had hundreds of cd’s; records & cassette tapes – music was always on when I was little.  Anyway, I thought that these boxes would be good for holding inks in my craft room – and they’re perfect.
 
I also have one with all my Promarkers in – I just coloured little dots in with the colours and put them at the end, and now I can see what I have at a glance.

I’m also a huge Filofax fan – yes I know I can keep my diary on my phone, but I think it’s just a stationery thing, but I love my Filofax.  So with that thought in mind, and the fact that if I ever see a craft shop while I’m out and about, my bag would be with me. I decided to make a not of the colours of inks I have, so as not to buy duplicates.
I know I’m late to the party and I don’t have many mists, but I thought I could start keeping a record of these too.

So, it looks like I’m doing well with my goals; decluttering and getting organised .... fingers crossed it continues.

25 comments:

  1. That is amazingly good organisational skills! It looks great x

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  2. Very done Sandra, fab.ideas. im hoping to get stuck in to mine while im off At the weekend

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  3. Fab organisation tips - great idea to keep a note of ink colours for when you are out and about - I couldn't tell you which colours I have, not without looking.

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  4. Love the pen organisation....I could do with something like that.

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  5. Great storage idea Sandra and how I wish I could even start to be a bit organised like you !! Another fab idea with your filofax !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. They look great and I do the labels for nail varnish but never thought about pens. I love my label maker too. Great job x

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  7. Fabulous storage Sandra , a great way to upcycle old tape/CD holders x

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  8. Your inks & pens are looking wonderfully organised.

    I need to get around to some smaller, portable colour charts as I can never remember what I've got. Most of my colour charts are A4 size which isn't very 'user friendly' for carrying about.

    Toni xx

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  9. I I we're even half as organised as this I would be over the moon...great job!!
    Alison xx

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  10. I love the storage such a cool idea. I wish I was as organised! Xx

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  11. oooh those boxes are perfect for your inks and pens x

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  12. great ideas Sandra and what good use you have put things to. Must get more organised
    XX

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  13. Love how you've put the boxes to such good use! Great organizing ideas.

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  14. Excellent use of your parents' gear Sandra - you get to re-use a beloved item, you can think of them while you create AND you are more organised - win Win WIN!

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  15. Ooh, you are giving me itch librarian fingers just looking at those shelves..they are so cool, stylists would pay a fortune for them!

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  16. Ooooh I love organisation! Those shelves are perfect and I too can not live without my filofax!

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  17. Love your filofax ink library. :) I have all my inks stamped into a lovely notebook sized sketchbook and it is a really invaluable reference, saves a lot of time when crafting looking for the right colour match for a project and of course stops me from accidentally buying duplicate ink pads! Not that this has ever happened before... ;oP

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  18. I saw this on IG but i just gotta drop by to tell you how lovely your stamp and markers organizers are =) wish i could get hold of one here!

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  19. Loving your organization Sandra and how spooky is this....I have just bought myself a new filofax!! Oooh might have to borrow some of your ideas :) x

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  20. Such a clever idea... good luck!

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  21. Ooh the shelves are perfect. How lovely to be able re-purpose something that belonged to your parents. And no, I'll never get bored of you telling me my cards are fabulous! Thank you xx

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  22. Thanks for your blog comment Sandra - I will try in future to list which Promarkers I have used and I have just updated my last blog post with the colours that I used. Some of my future blog posts are scheduled and I probably have no idea what I did use when I made the cards - but I will try from now on to make a note - thanks for the idea xx

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  23. I have all my colours written in my trusty Filofax but I lie your idea better!! Xxx

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  24. Brilliant idea, Sandra! I've got my written in list format but yours looks way prettier and I don't have a filofax... just a little notebook from boden lol I really wish I had a tape unit like that too! it's perfect!!

    Lisa
    xx

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  25. I'm a filofax girl too and I love the idea of having your colours with you all the time! I have a list of my punches too in case I see a really good offer on a size of circle etc that I don't have.

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