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    Snagg1
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      I just got done cleaning my scrap closet out. What a daunting task that was to say the least! It took me over a week and I have a lot of stuff. I organized my papers by maker and line. Especially since I have so many of G45's lines going back a few years. My solids I have in color and gradient order. Do you all keep you kits separate from your other stuff or does it all become part of the stash. I'm thinking on starting a special spot just for kits.

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        I have a special spot in my Workbox for the past 3 kits. After that, I break them down and the supplies go with everything else of a similar category. Like I have a drawer for resins, one for TH and Prima metal embellies, etc. I also keep a binder with the sketch sheet that comes with the kit and the corresponding list of items in that kit. That way I can go back and see if something came with a kit or I can list items used in a project.

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          I've been storing my kits as kits for a little over a year, thanks to a suggestion of Rae's (the bulkier packages go into the general population, though).
          Papers are stored by manufacturer, only because I have a problem sorting by color…
          And everything else is sorted by type.
          I had everything totally organized last summer, but I seem to have managed to clutter things up since then. I want to reorganize, just need to find the time and desire 🙂

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            LOL Peggy … the desire… that's what stops me every time!! 🙂

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              I like that idea Maria 🙂 Peggy my closet had gotten so bad I couldn't get into it and the drawers couldn't even open all the way. It was so overwhelming and daunting each day I had to force myself to go into it if only for 15 or 20 minutes.

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                I haven't a whole lot of kits yet since I'm unable to subscribe right now but do have a few kits that I have bought when Krissy is clearing them out and the one my secret Santa sent me (thanks again). I do tend to keep them as kits. My other papers I try to keep organized by colors and/or by manufacturer.

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                  I keep 3 of the drawers that you see under my desk, reserved for kits. Once I've used up most of the kit I just integrate everything into the general scrappy population. If I still have a lot of a kit left over I will pack what's left in a plastic bag and put several in the same drawer.

                  I just started putting all the flowers and embellishments in a plastic shoe box as they don't always fit easily in those plastic drawers. When I am working with a kit, I separate the flowers out of the shoe box into a small basket and that way I can easily look thru the kit contents without everything being scattered all over my desk. I always clean up after every project as I get kinda crazy if everything is strewn all over the place.


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                    Great pic Maggi!
                    I like to break my kits down after the month is over, so all my stuff goes into general scrap population.

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                      Love your craft room pic Maggi!
                      Whatever is left from my kits at the end of the month gets separated into their categories. I do keep all my papers grouped in brand/collections though.

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                        My kits are stored from the floor to the ceiling, lol! And every inch of my scrap closet is filled as well. Everyday I worry my DH is gong to send a pic of my office to that hoarders show.

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                          I keep 3 of the drawers that you see under my desk, reserved for kits. Once I've used up most of the kit I just integrate everything into the general scrappy population. If I still have a lot of a kit left over I will pack what's left in a plastic bag and put several in the same drawer.

                          I just started putting all the flowers and embellishments in a plastic shoe box as they don't always fit easily in those plastic drawers. When I am working with a kit, I separate the flowers out of the shoe box into a small basket and that way I can easily look thru the kit contents without everything being scattered all over my desk. I always clean up after every project as I get kinda crazy if everything is strewn all over the place.

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                            After the month is done I break the remaining supplies down by type.name brand papers like prima stay together and the rest get color sorted. I have to start with a clean desk everytime too-although clean is relative since my desks are paint and gessoed splattered

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                              I keep my kits together by month in these ziploc storage bags dh found for me at the dollar store. I don't mix my kits with my regular stash.

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                                Great space Maggi! I have no room to myself. My desk is in the den which I share with my kids who play their video games or watch their shows. I'm glad I have a closet though 🙂

                                I'm leaning toward what you do Kim 🙂

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