It is week 2 of the craft room challenge and I have been busy cleaning off the surfaces of my desk and my daughters desk. We share this room and both have messes to clean up. I had piles of paper to tackle as well as craft supplies. My Christmas stuff was just sitting on my desk in a box with no where to go. The funny thing is we were actually out of town for Christmas so I didn’t even go all out I just made smaller projects that added up to a large mess. My daughters school papers from the fall were out of control and I’m still trying to figure out a system for these. Then I had some bridal shower stuff adding to the mess. You can see the before of my surfaces from week 1. It wasn’t unbearable but if I kept adding to it things would have become a craftnado real fast.
There were little Christmas crafts on my daughters desk. For these I will hang on to one or two things for nostalgic purposes and get rid of the rest. I also found some wine party printables I had made for a party. Why they were on my daughters desk I have no clue. She may have been playing with the wine printables but hey at least it’s not real wine haha. We have Christmas cards and a few of them I will keep but you can’t keep all of them forever, right? I am slightly sentimental until I see piles of stuff and then I just want to get rid of all of it. For some of the Christmas stuff on my desk I am keeping it to see if I can reuse it for Valentine’s Day projects. My Christmas stuff was gold, pink, and red. These colors would look really cute for Valentine’s Day. Once that holiday has past I will get rid of everything. So for right now it is going in a smaller bag in the closet until I get some good storage units. At least it is off of my desk surface.
I had all kinds of paints and glues on my desk from Christmas projects. I cleared those off and put them in some drawers. I can’t wait to get the drawers organized because right now they are all crazy. I just want to know where my stuff is, that would be nice! I honestly did not remember having or getting some of the stuff I found. The good thing about going through it all is I find things that I can reuse for future projects! I made fairy garden ornaments for Christmas and with the extra stuff I have from that I can use for a spring fairy garden. I’m thinking a unicorn fairy garden for indoors and a really classic fairy garden for by my vegetable garden. I don’t have the vegetable garden yet but once we are settled inside I can start to tackle outside. Right now it is too cold for anything to look nice outside. Florida cold, not snowy blizzard cold. I can’t handle below 50 degrees, these 40s are killing me! Anyways the fairy garden stuff is going in my future projects box. I could use all of my stuff I have found/have tucked away for a month of blog projects and not buy anything new. I doubt I will do that because I have a craft shopping problem but it’s nice to know that I could haha.
My daughters pencils and things were all a mess. I see she has been hoarding things too. I found a little pumpkin, some little figurines, and some of my sharpies in there. Any hoarding or unorganized stuff she has/does is all me. She actually has some organized tendencies but she makes little projects with me and probably mimics how I throw things wherever. This will be good for both of us to get organized together. This room is a fun place for her to craft along side me or she can work on homework while I make projects. It’s our fun creative space in the house!
I have a weird amount of unicorn notebooks. Yup, all mine, not my daughters. Those I am not getting rid of they are where I write my weird unicorn thoughts and ideas down. I also have cards and gift cards from my bridal shower to go through. It’s probably about time I tackle the thank you notes for my bridal shower as well. Those are going in my wedding binder for now. I have to stay on top of the wedding details with 2 months until the big day!
So as I found out from this part of the challenge basically everything on my desk doesn’t need to be there. For now I literally have three things on my desk which gives me lots of room to craft and work on my computer. It is a nice feeling to have a clear space/clean slate! I cleared off that space real good and got rid of a lot of junk in the process! I will add a few things once I get some organization bins or cute desktop accessory holders. I sense some DIY projects in the future for those!
For next week we will be purging and sorting. This part I am nervous/excited about. Some of my stuff is so random that I don’t know where it should go. This will help me get a good system for my stuff and see what all I really have hiding in drawers and closets. I have a box in my daughters closet that I have been ignoring. It is time to take a look inside, purge, and sort through it all!
Welcome to the 2018 Craft Room Challenge! From January 3rd through January 31st, 14 crafty bloggers will be sorting, organizing, cleaning, and decorating their craft spaces. Each of us has a very different craft space to tackle, so chances are you will find one similar to yours. We’d love for you to join in on the fun challenge and clean right alongside us. Follow along and join in on social media by using #craftroomchallenge and #confessyourmess. You can also find us and the challenge via our social media accounts you’ll see listed on each of our sites. We’ll also have 15-minute mini daily challenges for you in case you have limited time to dedicate to the challenge. We hope you share your messy spaces and progress with us so we don’t feel alone this month!
Before you see the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:
Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault • Pam from P.S. I Love You Crafts
Yami from The Latina Next Door • Jolene from Create Pray Love
Habiba from Craftify My Love • Lyne from The Paper Addict
Megan from C’Mon Get Crafty • Erlene from My Pinterventures
Shirley from Intelligent Domestications • Valerie from Val Event Gal
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom • Rebecca from The Moments at Home
Stephanie from Crafty Ladybug Creations
Now, let’s take a look at their craft rooms and spaces!