I have to admit that I initially signed up for the Organizing FUNdamentals workshop at BPC because it had my 2014 word in it! I also happen to enjoy organizing, so even though I wasn't looking to re-organizing my craft room I was hoping that being involved in the class would help spur me in my goal to deep clean/declutter/organize and redecorate the entire house this year.
The class was divided into three 2-week segments with information and assignments for each week.
1. Dump & Purge - the idea here was to remove everything from your craft space, purging along the way.
2. Sort & Organize - for these two weeks, we were encouraged to sort all our stash and organize it in a way that works with our scrapbooking style.
3. Contain & Place - and finally it came time to put everything in containers and return it to the craft space.
Here's a review of what I accomplished during this class:
*I read and watched all the materials provided in the workshop.
*I participated in chats and and on the message board. I really enjoyed the Super Saturday and guest chats!
*I worked on organizing other areas of the house and finished the laundry room and front hall closet.
*I did actually do a few things in my craft room: I cleaned/re-organized two desk carousels, checked all the pens & markers and threw out those no longer working, and sorted & purged my Christmas papers & embellishments.
*I shared photos of some of my favorite organization methods in the classroom gallery.
I enjoyed all the workshop materials, however I had pretty much went through
this process when I set up my new craft room a year and a half ago. I
didn't really do much compared to those students who actually went
through their entire stash during the six-week class, however I'm so glad I took this class and will be sharing more of my decluttering/organizing projects throughout the year.
Did any of you take this workshop - either this time around or when it was offered before? Did you empty out your entire space and follow along with the process?