As far as budget goes, thankfully my husband is a “there’s nothing too good for you sweetie” sort of guy. At the same time I try to… oh let’s be serious – I tend to agree with him! 🙂 But seriously, we just moved into our new home days after both being laid off from our jobs so there is always a budget! Although, knowing this space would also be my home office allowed us to splurge a bit so that I can be as productive as possible, while enjoying a beautiful space.
2. What was/is your greatest challenge?
After choosing the perfect shade of blue with a hint of grey, my greatest challenge was trying to balance out and display all my “things” that bring me so much joy. I love to appreciate my things, but I don’t feel like I live in a rummage sale! I also moved everything from large scrap-closet in our other home (again every inch custom-made for me!) that had specialized storage for certain items so I had to find new ways to display and store certain scrappy goodness.
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
Certain supplies and organizers lend themselves to allowing me to just organize them once and be “done” and then other items and systems evolve. For instance, I used to have all my wood-mounted rubber stamps in a drawer. Then I found the 3-tiered wire baskets and knew I’d rather have them out where I could not only enjoy looking at them, but also be reminded to use them more often.
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
One thing I would like to improve on is the organization of my patterned paper. Colored cardstock is great to have stacked for me because, I can instantly see what I have. On the other hand, my patterned paper stacked this way is driving me crazy. As you can tell from my fabulous pegboard and bookshelf-covered walls, I love having supplies out where I can see them. The patterned paper is so crammed into these boxes that I never know what’s where. I’ve tried sorting it by theme, by manufacturer, by color, etc, but it not only gets all jumbled up in record time, I also can never quite put my hand on exactly what I’m looking for. In addition, not being able to see all that’s there makes me forgot about a lot of what I have and why I loved it in the first place. I’m not really sure what the answer is to that, so I’d love to hear suggestions on how I can tame my patterned paper monster!
Tracy’s space is so peaceful and clean. I’m very impressed. And I’m certainly impressed that she managed to get her entire family (except for her oldest) in this room and busy! What do you think?
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