One day I was waiting to meet someone, I took out a little notebook and made notes – just based on my memory and thoughts about what things I would be dealing with.
Initially I spent time thinking about what I needed to be kept in the closet and room – I knew I wanted to make room for my business stuff, then there was the paperwork for the volunteering I do, and of course all the craft items. For me this included the completed photo albums, scrapbooks, old journals, as well as all the supplies for projects to come. From here, I decided to break it down – remember this is still just notes I am jotting down, brain storming.
Memorabilia – yearbooks, photo albums, scrapbooks, containers, pen pal notebooks
“Kid” – piano music, “diaries”
After this one of the first things was I thought about was the supplies I had to deal with and get organized. I began with just a list, things like the following:
Supplies – re-done with groups
Cross-stitch & knitting
Color- chalk, pens, pencils, paint
General – cutting, glues, wire
Memorabilia (to do something with)
Tear outs to use somewhere
Journals – blank
Albums – blank
It became first, general supplies – things like paper, “color” (pens, pencils, paint, chalk), punches, beads, stickers, templates – that I could use across multiple mediums. Then specific supplies, I have specific tools for making books (a remnant from my library science days), candle making, and “needle stuff” (which was my grouping for cross-stitching, a learn to knit kit, and some small other needle kits). The specific tools ideally would live together as I wouldn’t want my candle making supplies to be mixed up with book binding supplies.
Supplies – Grouped
This were my final notes, considering if this would be another approach which I did use partially.
Supplies by ??
TYPE or CATEGORY
– or both for large quantities
–>then sub-divide & keep type close together