GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE Week 4: Tool Tantrum

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Week 4 of the Get Organized Challenge will air live on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific Time.  This week’s class will be Tool Tantrum:  Organizing your Embossing Folders, Wood Mounted Stamps, Dies, Cutting Cartridges and more.  This week’s homework is:

  1.  Catalog 20 items a day for the next 7 days (or a total of 140 items)
  2.   Sort 4″ more of paper
  3.   Sort another container of embellishments
  4.   PROGRESS REPORT:  Post on the Facebook page or email it in.
  5.  Celebrate with Reward #4

Tiffany does a class called GO10 which has several helpful videos for this week’s topics.  You can find them linked below:

Unmounted Stamps

Punches

Dies

Embossing Folders

Wood Mounted Stamps

Tiffany also has a video available on Templates & Stencils

I also have a Pinterest Board for Week 4

You can always find all the information about the challenge and videos from classes already presented on the Totally Tiffany website

Below is my Cricut mat, tool and cartridge storage along with my Brother Scan N Cut supplies on slatwall in my Craft Studio.101_0514

Below is how I store my Unmounted Stamps. They are in 6×9 ziploc bags with a piece of cardstock.  I number and label them.  Underneath the bin with the stamps is my Crafter’s Companion card making kit and a paper trimmer.  Along side is a stamping mat, cutting mat and some Dollar Tree cutting mats I use when doing messy stuff.101_0515

The  picture below shows my  folder storages.  In the bin above the A2 folders is my Fiskars stamp press, MISTI and Stampamajig.  The bin above the 5×7 folders and 12″ long folders is my small embossing folders, Cuttlebug long platforms and an all in one folder for my Cuttlebug.101_0516

The drawer unit below has my Cricut information and cords, shape cutters and cutting templates (mainly by Fiskars)101_0517

In the picture below is more slatwall with my all in one embossing plates and Stampin’ Up stamp sets.101_0518

The picture below is my rainbow cart which contains my mounted stamps101_0519

A look inside one of the drawers:  stamps are numbered and in a single layer101_0520

Below is slatwall above my main work area.  I hang my templates and patterned scissors here.101_0521

Below are my We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards which are stored in a Kvissle Letter Tray from Ikea inside an Ikea Kallax unit.101_0522101_0523101_0524

Currently my punches are inside this Recollections 3 drawer cube.  I plan to move them to Iris cases and store them in the Recollections Mobile Storage Tower.101_0525

I store my Xyron refills in this 2 drawer cube by Recollections.  I take the large ones out of the box to fit.101_0526

Below is my cataloging station with extra scraprack pages, sheet protectors, ziploc baggies, spinders, etc.  On top are things that need to be cataloged and some other supplies to help catalog.101_0527

My cinch supplies are kept in a bin in the closet.101_0528

My Brother Scan N Cut (a gift from my girls), the Cricut Expression and my laminator are stored on shelves intended for the kitchen or closet that I purchased at Menard’s (a regional hardware store)101_0529

My cinch machine, my embossing heat tool stand (my father in law made it) and 3 drawer unit (which I already showed above) with chunky glitter/sequins on top

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My Totally-Tiffany Companion cart with adhesive storage.  I like that this unit stores under my desk.101_0531

I did a YouTube Video on this week’s challenge and also on my tool storage

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK 3: EMBELLISHMENTS

The Get Organized Challenge week 3 class is on Embellishments and will air live on LIVESTREAM on February 14, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific time.    If you can’t watch it live it will be archived on Livestream and on the Totally-Tiffany website.

The homework for this week is:

  1.  Store and sort 4 containers of embellishments over the next 7 days.  I recommend making these a reasonable size box (shoe or boot box size).  You can always do more but that sense of accomplishment from doing at least the minimum will make you feel better.  Tiffany does a GO10 class as well and two of those will be useful this week if you more info on the subject:  Flat Stuff and Bulky Stuff
  2. Sort 4-6″ more of paper
  3. Set a purge goal (if you haven’t already)
  4. PROGRESS REPORT:  post in the Facebook Group or email Totally-Tiffany
  5.   Celebrate with Reward #3

I have a Pinterest Board for week 3.  I made a YouTube Video discussing the challenge and another video showing My Embellishment Storage video

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The above picture is my scraprack where most of my embellishments are stored.

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The above photo shows 2 bins in my Kallax unit.  I made a shelf out of white foam board.  The top bin holds my foiling/laminating supplies and the bottom shows some extra planner supplies.101_0501

The above photo shows 2 Ikea Kvissle Letter trays that hold my washi collection stored using the 4 section system.  I used cardstock and my scoreboard to make the little boxes.

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The above photo is a spinning spice rack that holds my chunky glitter and sequins.  I have some in little baggies as Tiffany recommends but I discovered that method is not for me.

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The above picture shows 3 Totally-Tiffany Stash & Store boxes in 1 Ikea Kallax cube.  The 5 drawer units I used to store my washi in but it outgrew this method.  I store my adhesive ribbon and bakers twine in those two.  The 3 drawer one is a ribbon container and I use it for my ribbon.101_0504

The above picture shows 3 bins:  The top one holds napkins that I use for the napkin transfer method (mainly on tags).  One bin holds my camera and the other holds large rolls of twine.

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The turquoise cart above is an Ikea Raskog cart and holds my planner supplies.  I like to wheel it into the next room and work on my planner while watching TV with my hubby.

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The above Rose Gold cart is a Recollections Lexington Cart from Michael’s.  It hold my project life/notecards in the top bin; quilling supplies & sew easy in the middle and the bottom has post it notes and note pads.

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The above picture is the closet in my craft studio.  I am still working on this area.  The bottom 4 rows are my Rainbow back stock area.

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK 2: PAPER

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Week 2 of the GOC (Get Organized Challenge) will air live on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific Time on Livestream.  Week 2 is all about organizing your paper into the 4 Section System.  If you can’t watch live you can always watch it later on Livestream or on the Totally-Tiffany Website

The homework for week 2 is:

  1.  Create an Organized Only area in your Craft room/space.  This area can start out very small, it can even just be a shelf.  I suggest since we are starting with paper you start with the area you plan to store your paper in.  Each week as you sort your craft supplies you will grow this area.  The picture below is an example of an Organized Only space:
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  2.   Sort a storage tool for your paper.  My paper is stored in a 2×4 Kallax unit from Ikea.  The purple wooden inserts were made by my father in law.  Other paper is inside Totally-Tiffany Paper Handlers or Paper Junkie Boxes which I lay on their side so I can pull paper out easily.  I also have some Cropper Hopper Paper Storage that are about 1″ thick for some of my smaller themes.100_0440.JPG
  3. Create Templates or Dividers to aid you in sorting your supplies
  4.   Sort at least 8″ of paper.  Note this does not say to sort all of your paper.  Paper will be assigned throughout the challenge.  If you are a true paper junkie, you might not finish in one challenge.
  5.   Sort your scraps.  Throw away scraps that don’t meet our minimum requirement.  Tiffany recommends 6×12.  I keep smaller than this as I use them.  I think it may depend on what paper crafts you enjoy.  I use a 12×12 envelope or sheet protector placed at the beginning of each color/theme and put my scraps inside.  If I notice the envelope getting to full, I go through and purge.  I do try and cut scraps down into card bases and mats for later use before putting into scrap storage.img_1241
  6. Put your newly organized paper into your Organized Only space.
  7. PROGRESS REPORT:  Post in the Facebook Group or email to Totally-Tiffany.
  8. Celebrate with reward #8

I made a YouTube video on Week 2 of the GOC.  I also made YouTube video on my paper storage using the 4 section system.  If you are interested in this system, please check out the Totally-Tiffany website and/or join the Facebook Event that I co-host.  As I said before I do not get any compensation for this blog.  I just love the system and hope it helps others as much as it has helped me.

I have a  Pinterest board for each week of the challenge.

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK #1

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The Get Organized Challenge 2017 got underway on Tuesday, January 31.  The first week is about getting ready to get organized.  If you didn’t catch it live, you can still watch.

You can find all the information about the classes including registration links, handbook link, and the videos that have aired to date (as of this writing just the first one) on the Totally-Tiffany webpage

I am not affiliated with Totally-Tiffany or compensated for this blog.  I just love the system and want to share how it works for me!

The challenge is completely free and while Tiffany created the scraprack and uses her product during the challenge, she always stresses that you don’t need the scraprack to use the 4 Section System.  She tries to keep product talk to a minimum and if she does discuss she tries to save it til after the class so if you don’t want to hear about the products you can leave as soon as the class portion ends.

Each week of the class focuses on a different area of organization.  Homework is assigned each week and there is a Facebook group that you can join if you want to share progress, ask questions, etc.  Again not necessary but it a great site and one of the most pleasant groups I belong to.

The homework for week 1 is:

  1.  Create a Big Benefit Board using your craft supplies.  (You can just handwrite or put on your computer if you wish!)  Include a reward list – one reward for each of the 8 weeks that you complete the assigned homework.  Note that this does not mean that you have to finish organizing your craft space just make the assigned progress and you get your reward.   Below is one of my boards from a previous challenge:100_0148

2.  Learn about the 4 Section System

3.  Create your own Themes & Sentiment list.  You can find a sample here

4.  Take a few before pictures

5.  Gather your supplies together into one room or space

6.  Set a purge goal.  You can find more information in this video

7.  Evaluate your space for accessibility and visibility

8.  Join the Get Organized Challenge Facebook Group  This is not required but super helpful as it is a great group of members

9.  PROGRESS REPORT:  Post in the Facebook Group (or email Totally-Tiffany)

10.  Celebrate with Reward #1

I made a YouTube video talking about week #1.   I also host an event on Facebook for the GOC.  Note that the event is listed as 2 weeks but runs 8 this is because Facebook only allows a 2 week window.  I do post the homework and links for the entire 8 weeks.  I include the links I shared here plus links to other helpful things like more pictures of Big Benefit Boards, a file that contains low/no cost rewards, etc.

I also have a Pinterest Board for each week of the challenge, you can find week one’s board here.

The classes air live on Tiffany’s Livestream page each Tuesday for 8 weeks.

The February 7, 2017 class will be on paper.

Tiffany also offers a GO-10 class that is very helpful.  Each week I will try to include links to the class topics that might be helpful GO10 Class on paper

Get Organized Challenge is starting soon

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I love Tiffany Spaulding’s 4 section System and Get Organized Challenge.  I don’t receive compensation for promoting it.  It has made my Craft Studio so organized that I just want everyone else to know the beauty of the System.

It is about organizing your crafts using the 4 section system:

  1.  Alpha-Numeric
  2.   Themes A-Z
  3. Calendar Year
  4.   Rainbow

You can watch my YouTube Video   Below are some other useful links about the challenge:

Register here  (you can also watch videos here as they upload them after the live presentation on Livestream)

Facebook Event

Facebook Group for the GOC

Livestream where videos premiere live and are also archived to watch later

Tiffany’s YouTube Channel

I also have created a new Facebook Group for myself:  Barb’s Craft Studio on Facebook

 

 

 

 

Craft Studio Progress

You can watch a video of progress on YouTube  Below are some pictures taken during setup.  I have changed some things and added others.  I need to take new photos, film a video and write an up to date blog post but I thought I would at least show I was making progress.