17 November 2007

2 Peas Blogging Challenge

Today's 2 Peas blogging challenge is this: It's the weekend. What are your scrapping plans?

This weekend, I'm trying to restore "ORDER" (Remember? ORDER was my "word of the year" back in January...HA!) to my scrapping area. Memorabilia has taken over the entire space...in fact, my entire life. Over the past few months, I have somehow accumulated PILES of stuff that must be sorted and stored away. Some of it will hit the recycle bin, but most of it will be kept for that elusive day when I may choose to include it in a scrapbook.

Most of the piles consist of school or activity-related papers or programs, stuff I've brought home from vacations, or other papers I want to keep. I have a system set up for keeping most of this stuff, but alas, I'm not so good at maintaining it. I have a plastic tub for each year of daughter's school career, and within each tub are files for each school subject. At some point, each of those files could be pared down to what's worth keeping, but that will wait for another day. Right now, it all goes in the tub. The school papers will not go in the scrapbooks.

I also have an accordion file for programs, certificates, and other activity memorabilia that MAY go in the scrapbooks one day. Those are stored in date order so that if I'm scrapbooking 2004 stuff, for example, I can open up the folder and see what I have kept there that may pertain to the activity. I have a similar accordion file for memorabilia from each vacation we have taken. Some of that stuff will end up in the albums for those trips, when I eventually get to them.

The problem is this: I tend to pile up the papers to file "later" and then, since I don't really like to do that, I just let it accumulate. Now, things are out of control. So I've been working on sorting the piles this week and I hope to get through them by the end of the weekend. I really need to finish this before I can get back into my scrapbooking, otherwise I'll never be able to find the memorabilia I need when it's time to make a particular page.

So that's where I am with scrapping plans this weekend. First things first.
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Staci said...

It looks like you're off to a great start in the organizing process! Hope you get it all done!

toners said...

Good luck from one pile maker to another :)

Lynn said...

Janet, it sure looks like you have a very busy day ahead of you. I do the same thing. I have tons of news clipping of DJ that I've just filed in a book waiting for me to get them scrapped or put away somewhere else. It is really taking over, so I can really relate to what you are going through. Good luck with it all. Let me know how you make out.

Sarah C. said...

I feel your pain. Been there many a time. Amazing how fast stuff can pile up and get out of control. And while it may be time consuming to sort it out - sounds like you have a good plan. Just keep reminding yourself how great it will feel to have that off the "to do" list. :)


Jill said...

Scrapping? Plans? :-0 :-0 :-0

Hope you got a lot done!