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.