Thursday, June 7, 2012

**BLOG HOP!** Organize Your Hoarder Room!

Just kidding about the title....for my readers anyways.  My crafty space was indeed a hoarder room, or organized chaos as I call it.  :)  

Here's my space before:


I really do struggle with keeping things neat and tidy.  If it's put away in it's place, I can't ever find it.  If it's left out, I typically know exactly where it's at.  Ask my husband - he can vouch for that! :)  

Here are my after pictures.  


So, I basically have 3 walls in my crafty space.  This desk shares a wall with my sewing stuff.  That is not included in this post. :)  I share my "diecut desk" with my husbands cords for the internet and stereo system, etc.  There's not a ton I can do about it, but when my laptop is under the Cameo, the back mess stays quite hidden. :)




On my other 2 walls are my shelves, another desk and my paper tower.  I have a big window by my desk that I love, and use the sill as storage as well.  


I don't care for my desk.  At all.  But I did find a bright side to it - this little pull out shelfy thing where I keep my big tools like a paper trimmer, score board, etc.  This part of the desk makes me not hate it so much.  


I had one of those big embellishment centers from Making Memories on the wall, but I bought a new shelf and needed to move my paper tower to the other side of the desk so I had to take it down.  Along with taking it down came all of my inks, stickles, etc. with no home to call their own.  So, I went to WalMart and got some stacking storage bins and honestly - I LOVE THEM.  I don't mind having to dig through for what I'm looking for.  My staple items are going to be on the top as I use them (walnut stain...) all of the time.  It works perfectly for me!  

Now, for the fun stuff.

This Blog Hop is being hosted by the Design Team for CropChocolate.  If you've never been to CropChocolate's site, you're totally missing out.  

If you found me in the middle of perusing the internet, WELCOME!!  I am the beginning of the hop, so please - play along! :)

After you're done here, you'll need to hop on over to Paula I's blog.  She'll then send you off to your next stop from there.  

Now for the REALLY fun stuff. :)

Leave a comment, and follow my blog (if you don't already!) for your chance to win this:


On Monday, June 11th I'll draw a random winner and send these goodies off to them! :)  You can't win if you don't play! :)  Now, I'm off to make another disaster.

Enjoy!

76 comments:

  1. Amber! Love your after pictures! You did so well getting organized. Now take a picture in a week and show me, hehe. I can't find stuff in a clean room either, gonna have to go to wal-mart though and see if I can find those stacking baskets!

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  2. the "after" is amazing. Who would've thunk it.
    I kind of like the chaos myself.

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  3. You did a great job...I can breath normally now. This is gonna be hard for me to click on these next rooms, at least you prepared me for your room! LOL!!

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  4. Looks great!! You have given me some inspiration!

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  5. Wow.. fantastic job! I am just getting back into scrapbooking after.. well after some time LOL I just recently.. over the past couple of weeks pulled everything in from the garage and organized everything. I couldn't scrap with everything in the garage! Great job on your space :)

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  6. Stacking baskets... I am starting a list of things I need to go get.

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  7. Now - those are some impressive "after" photos! Let's not keep it that way for too long though, okay! ;)

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  8. Wow, that was quite the change! I love those stacker baskets - I use them all the time. I get mine at the dollar store - cheaper % just as good as the ones at Walmart.

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  9. Looks great Amber!! Hahaha, I live in organized chaos!

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  10. Looks great Amber!! Hahaha, I live in organized chaos!

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  11. Looks good I always get more done when I am organized!

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  12. great job Amber!! like you crafty space - and I have one of those drawer thingys at my office - that is such a great idea to put stuff there!!! :) thanks for the inspiration to get my "act" together!!

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  13. awesome clean up job! love your space. TFS

    Darlene

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  14. Nice job Amber! I too work in 'organized chaos' but it really makes me anxious, so I am taking a cue and inspiration from your transformation to get my space together. Def need a few of the baskets for my 'use all the time items." Thanks for sharing your space and ideas w/us.

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  15. I like the baskets.. I tried the woven squishy ones. not so hot. but your's seem to be super sturdy! :)

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  16. Great job Amber! Like your space---when it's like this! Thanks for not giving me a panic attack! LOL..For your desk, what don't you like about it?? The color? paint it, decoupage it! It looks like a great desk!

    CC-blueyedmama

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  18. I totally agree with your regarding putting stuff away. If it is put away, I forget that I have it to use or can't remember where I put it. My craft table is very messy but I know where everything is! My husband just walks in shakes his head and walks back out-lol. TYFS! I look forward to the rest of the hop :D

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  19. In my world, if it's not a mess, then I'm spending too much time time cleaning and not enough time crafting ! I like to craft one disaster after another, because then I know where everything is.Now that it is all clean, and you have photographic proof, have fun creating crafting chaos!

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  20. I love the wall organizer! You worked hard organizing all that chaos ;-)

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  21. Looks great! I would love to get more organized!

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  22. You "done good," Amber! ;) I'm with the others, though...want to see a one week after pic...and maybe a monthly progression...two weeks...three weeks...4 weeks. Let's see how long it lasts! ;) Nice job, though! :)

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  23. Thanks for the inspiration, Amber! Things looks great! I think I need to run to Walmart and get some of those stackable bins, too! :)

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  24. I like the baskets too! (Same comment as Karen above - cuz that's me, but I wasn't following before! Now I am!!)

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  25. I have the "If I don't see, I don't have it" thought, but am trying to get some of it behind "closed doors". Love that drawer on your desk . . . that's one thing I'm seriously lacking is drawers. And I think a trip to WalMart is in the near future . . . I love those baskets!!! Thanks for sharing your room and giving us inspiration!!!

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  26. Good job cleaning up Amber! Love your ribbon hangy shelf thingy!

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  27. At it's worst, your craft area is neater than mine, lol!

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  29. Great cleanup Amber! I love your space and it looks like a fun place to create as well! I LOVE LOVE those sayings on your shelf! I will have to see if my Walmart has them...or maybe make them! And I LOVE that mini ribbon shelf over your desk! Where did you find that one? I haven't seen it before! Now a follower!

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  30. I love your space, Amber. Great clean up job. I think everyone struggles to keep it clean. Even the OCD. They just clean it up much more often then some of us do. :)

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  31. Great idea for storing your trimmers!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  32. Great Job Amber, I'm with by belle, I live in organized chaos......wait, there's a table top somewhere, I know it.

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  33. Wow what a makeover. You give me hope there is still a chance for my messy craft area. : )

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  34. Pretty space Amber, you clean up real well! :)

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  35. I totally know what you mean about not finding things when they are "put away". But every so often I have to clean up or I go crazy!!! Awesome room!!

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  36. Looks fabulous! Can I come play in your scrappy room?
    croppinmama

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  37. Great job! I am now motivated to get my scrap area in some kind of order. You know it's time to clean when you keep buying the same things because you didn't realize you already owned them!

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  38. Great job in getting it all in place...luv the stackable baskets

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  39. Nice Work Amber!! I might have to check out those stacking baskets at Walmart and I think the room I am moving into at the new house has a window sill just like that!!

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  40. You clean up well!!Looks like you can get a lot of craft fun going on in that room!!

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  41. I have organized chaos, too. I just don't know where to start. I guess the point is just to start. Thanks.

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  42. Amber I love your craft room, sure looks nice now that it is organized, but like you I like to see what I have, in a drawer I forget I have it and dont' use it.. Great job .

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  43. It's hard to keep things tidy when those creative juices start to flow. lol

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  44. Congrats on getting your scrap space cleaned up for the hop! It looks great in the after photos!

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  45. Great job on the organizing! Your welcome to come visit my scrappy space! hehehe

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  46. Looks great organized Amber! I relate more with organized chaos though...lol!!

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  47. Great job organizing.! I with have to spend more time browsing through Walmart

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  48. Brenna aka XanthippeJune 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Great job! Argh! I was at Walmart yesterday and didn't even think of looking for scrappy storage.

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  49. Wow, your room looks so nice now! I'm the opposite visually, if there's too much around me I can't concentrate.

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  50. Wow Amber, what a transformation! I know what you mean about us horders. I just got done saying that I do not need anymore paper and guess what I just order on cc - PAPER! Thanks for the blog candy drawing

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  51. Love it!! Looks great! Hoping this blog hop will inspire me to fix up my room. DH wants to put in cabinets with doors so everything is "put away" but i try to tell him, i won't be able to find it that way! He thinks i'm crazy!! Maybe we can come to a happy medium! Thanks for the hop, i'm off to visit Paula I next! :o)

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  52. Your crafty space looks great! I like the basket idea. Will have to try it.

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  53. Looks great, too bad about the Embelishment Centre I love mine. Great tip about the stacking boxes

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  54. Woohoo! You've been busy, girl. Love those after pix. Actually, I like the before one, too. It makes me feel at home! I'm a follower of your blog.

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  55. Your room looks great, Amber! You know, if you're not going to use that MM embellishment center, there are a lot of other gals on CC who'd love to see it in the classifieds! LOL

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  56. I'm with you! If I put things away I can't find them anymore. If I tidy up I spend all my time looking afterwards and never get anything done.

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  57. Love the basket idea! Thanks for your inspiration! I'm a follower!

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  58. SOOO... if you're ever bored because your scrappy space is all cleaned up, you could always come over and help me find a good way to organize everything! ;) Ha ha ha! Just joking. :) Great job with everything though! I love before & after pictures! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

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  59. I love your well used space! It is great seeing how everyone stores their items! Jamie

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  60. Nice job Amber! I love what you did with your scrappin space!You do have some great storage ideas & I plan to borrow a couple of them!

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  61. Great job organizing! love your solutions!

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  62. some great ideas! can't wait to finally start setting up my scrap space!

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  63. Great overhaul! I will have to consider those baskets when I start organizing my craft space. I bet it feels great to have things within reach. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. I came back through to jot down some of my favorite ideas and saw that my comment from yesterday is gone! Oh well...again, I love the wall organization! Very nice!

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  65. I need to do the same. Thank you!

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  66. Love all of your "after" pictures, Amber! What a great job you did on your room :) If only I had such a space to work in... Thanks for organizing the hop!

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  67. Amber...great organization...love the stacking baskets....what a great idea!

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  68. This blog hop was a great idea... already getting a storage wish list together! You did a super job getting organized.

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  69. Looks great. You made a wonderful transformation. Getting me inspired to go finish mine. This should be a fun blog hop ! Wonderful JoB !

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  70. I love plastic containers! they help sort everything! Now hat you're done there, how about heading to my scrap room to do your magic. LOL

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  71. Glad to see your improvement. Now, my question is, do you know where you put everything? LOL. Thanks for sharing. Like the baskets.

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  72. This is such a great idea. I hope to have lots of ideas when I get through them all.

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  73. I'd use window sills too if I could--any space is MY space! BUT, I have to be able to close the blinds or people at my back tables get blinded by afternoon sun, not good! Thanks for the tour.

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