Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions?

Does anyone even make them any more? Several people told me they prefer the term 'goals' because they break their resolutions right away. I think that is true with most of us. We start off energized by the change we envision but old habits are hard to break and before long, all those good resolutions are out the window! This year I have two main goals with maybe a few sub-goals. The first is to be a better housekeeper. I love a clean house. I just don't want to spend my time cleaning it! A couple of lifetimes ago, I had a cleaning lady. What a luxury to come home from work to a house that is sparkling clean and even smells fresh and clean! Alas, with my spotty employment over the past four years, I have had to clean my own house - in fits and starts!

I made a start today by tackling my craft room. When I am caught up in creating I tend to let everything slide so my craft room/office is usually messy. I decided to organize my ribbon. I have been using the Stampin' Up! ribbon keepers. I have two of each of the three sizes. They are made to store ribbon by the spool, but my ribbon collection has outgrown my ribbon keepers. I have seen a number of different storage methods on other blogs, but the one that seems to take the least amout of room was to wrap the ribbon on cards. I did it by cutting cardbard cards or spools, if you will, in three sizes to match the size of the ribbon keeper. Each card holds anywhere from 3 to 5 spools of ribbon. Now I know my ribbon collection is probably small by comparison to others', but I was delighted that I was able to fit all the ribbon I have into the three ribbon keepers using this method.

This is what one of the cards looks like. These were small spools of ribbon and I was able to fit 5 on one cardboard card.

Do you have any craft organization tips you want to share? I was on a great blog yesterday about craft organizing and thought I had saved it in my favorites, but can't find it. If you know of any blogs, please leave a comment!

Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year!


1 comment:

Snowbrush said...

"New Year's Resolutions? Does anyone even make them any more?"

No, way. Too old. Too jaded.

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