16 January 2008

Still love this

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching a "Get Organized Challenge" class. We'll be offering this class each month for at least First Quarter, and most likely the rest of the year. Twenty-four people joined me to talk about organizing everything crafty -- from photos, to cardstock, to embellishments. I think I can safely say that a great time was had by all. Can't wait to do it again.

It's been a few months since I've taught an organization class, and I'd forgotten just how much I love this subject. For this particular class, store employees brought along some of their organizational tools to display. I brought a few things, including my "Color Drawers", probably the very best organizational move I've made.

This time last year, I changed my system of organizing dimensional embellishments to "Color Drawers". Previously I had all of my brads and eyelets in one storage unit, my flowers in other containers, my buttons in jars, etc. After reading nothing but positive comments about this type of system, I made the change to three three-drawer containers, with a drawer for each color. I blogged making about the big switcheroo last year.

Well, I've been living with this organizational "system" since then, and I have to say that I still love it. It triggers me to use stuff I'd forgotten I had or wouldn't have considered. Sometimes I just need "something pink" on a project, so I simply look in the pink drawer and see all kinds of possibilities.

Plus, I just love how it looks. Anything in rainbow-colored order is a good thing, IMHO.

If you've never considered switching to this kind of system, I'd encourage you to give it some serious thought. Several people in my class last week decided to make the change. I know they are going to love it.

10 comments:

Lida said...

Wow, that looks so organized and pretty. I might have to try this method.

Sharon said...

Still love my color drawers also. Thanks for bringing it to my attention a year ago. I store my cat's eyes chalk inks with the appropriate color also. I always know where they are. My ribbons are still in open top jars...12 to be exact...all by colors. I highly recommend the organizing by color method. Saves time, is pretty and it's inspirational.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Wow. This is so neat!

Sarah C. said...

It looks so pretty! :)

Gabrielle Beck said...

Wow your stash looks great all organized! It must be super simple to find everything!

Linda said...

I made the switch to organizing by color about a year ago too. And I am using more of my forgotten items too. Your stash is so neat and organized, mine is very messy and I use the same type of drawers.

KarenSue said...

hmmmm...looks like a great idea

jp said...

Guys - You really should try this! You could use bigger containers if you needed to. And Linda, I just use small little containers inside the drawers to keep stuff somewhat organized. That works...until I drop the thing and spill it! ;-) Thx for stopping by! Janet

Nicole said...

That looks fantastic, I think you might have just convinced me to make the change - wowser!

I want to take your class hehe

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I still don't know what works for me - but I love how that looks!