Do you tend to keep only things you love-items that inspire
your creativity? Or, through the years, have you held onto products that no
longer fit your vision for scrapbooking? Give yourself permission to let go of
things that you really won't use and free up some room, both physically and
mentally, to focus on the things that really get you excited to scrapbook. Use
the questions below to help you decide which products to keep, and which
products to let go of.
1. Which products in your stash do you find
uninspiring, cumbersome, or not in line with your reasons for scrapbooking?
2. Which products in your stash are you holding
onto out of guilt? (If you look at it and think, "I paid good money for this, I
may need it someday, it was a gift, or it's wasteful not to use this," you're
probably keeping it out of guilt.)
3. Which products make you want to create?
4. List the products that you need to reorganize
(the ones that are hard to find or that you keep forgetting you have).
5. List which products are well organized for you (always
easy to find, simple to know what you have).
6. Which storage solutions are working best for
you? Write down products that are stored in ways that make them easy to
retrieve and put away.
7. What types of storage containers are you using
that work well for you? (Use your answers to question 6.)
8. What types of storage containers are you using
that don't work well for you?
And next time you're at the scrapbook store, remember, it's
better to buy a little of something that you truly love than a lot of something
that's on sale but doesn't fit your style or feed your creativity. You'll just
end up giving it away later anyway.