Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A NEW YEAR WOYWW PLUS BIG CLEAR OUT

Firstly, can I say sorry to everyone who took the time to visit my blog over the last couple of weeks and leave comments. I may not have been able to visit yours but hope to put that right this week, even if it takes 'til next Tuesday!!!
My little room may always look reasonably tidy, but open a cupboard door and try and find something - no chance. So the clear out has begun. 'Peg leg' helped me all day yesterday to take everything out of the 2 big cupboards (these used to be the back of the chimney breast, so you can imagine their size). I can't reach to the back of the top shelf and there's always something you want up there! We ended up in this state.
Some of the stuff filled the table and some filled
the kitchen. I had already sorted a load which filled my new boxes.

All I had to then was put it back in a nice neat fashion.
Looking good so far.



Apart from having to over spill into a couple of kitchen cupboards as well, I ended up with a mountain of stuff for my friend, (which by the way sonia, weighs a tonne, so no chance of posting it!!) no where for the shredder any more, some bits for Ebay and having to go out today to buy 2 more shelves and brackets for all my Tim alterations dies ( there is the hope of more new ones this year- fingers crossed) PLUS, I have Blog Candy.
I missed the chance for a give away on my 500th blog post but I will give something to my 50th follower. Also if you choose to become a follower and tell about this little give away on your blog and leave a comment here, you will be entered for the candy which I will draw next Wednesday - 11.1.11. The candy will be a surprise and I will add to it each day so there will be 7 items.
Right, I want to make a start on popping over to every one's desk so am going to start with our wonderful leader Julia. Have a wonderful week.

20 comments:

jordiegirl said...

Oooh, you have made a great job of tidying and sorting. All looks in good order now, but if you are anything like me you'll soon be putting stuff back in the wrong place and forgetting where you put it.

I really do need a cupboard which is only for my craft stuff because it is all around the house and I spend ages looking for what I want and also forget what I have!!!! Not good as I hate being disorganised. However I haven't yet found a cupboard to fit on the landing in the space I have available so will have to keep looking.

soniajones said...

OMG the local craft shop has less stuff! Ok Joanne we'll have to come to a different arrangement re 'my gifts' - we'll speak soon xx ps was there a work-space in there!!!

Artyjen said...

I would imagine the problem now might be remembering where the re organised stuff is! LOL I know I'm a bit that way at the minute ;)
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Got the tickets today! :)

Twiglet said...

Such a lot of stuff - hope you have a rewarding New Year using it all up!!

S said...

Looks like you are very organized now; just don't forget to pull those boxes out from time to time and see all the goodies again - like getting them new for the first time. This is what I am doing for all my stamp club kits I didn't get around to using when they first arrived. Enjoy!

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy New Year, you are looking lovely and organised there! thanks for sharing. No.28

soniajones said...

you lovely lady thank thank thank!!The postie just brought me a fabulous surprise! xxx ps email on its way x

Sheilagh said...

Can you come and oranise me please?:)

butlersabroad said...

Those are some amazingly clean and well packed cupboards you've got there. I think I'd faint to see how much I actually have, if I took everything out of all the boxes and drawers, although there's always more to get, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Chelle said...

I am in the midst of re-organizing as well. I still have stuff out because I am waiting to buy shelves. Have fun finding all of your goodies. #97

Linby said...

A big task you undertook, looks very organised now though. Just hope you remember where you put everything as that is my biggest problem after a good regoranise!
Linbyx #109

sandra de said...

I do love a clean up but then I get sidetracked by what I have just found from the last clean up. Hope you can organise to transport the other stuff to your (very lucky) friend.
Sandra #66

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a massive undertaking. You did a great job, and you picked some wonderful storage solutions, too. And it's good to get rid of things you no longer want. You make me want to go and organize, now. Happy WOYWW on Thursday from #16.

Tertia said...

All that cleaning must have taken for ever! You must be totally exhausted, but if you are not, come on over and clean out my craftroom please.
Tertia 122

Serendipity Stamping said...

Takes time to organize, but what a feeling of relief and satisfaction when completed. Now all you have to do is remember or label what is in each box. LOL #95

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey Joanne.. you have seriously got that sorting out hat on... now then.. you have done a FAB job... so... here's the thing... I need sorting out.. well, not me personally but my stash... so, if you are a bit bored like and fancy getting dusty, I mean inky... come on down ROFL xx
Oh and I am already a follower but if I wasn't I would be now... that so doesn' make sense ROFL

lisa said...

I see you have caught the clearing out bug that everyone else has got this week. It feels good to start the new year feeling orgainised doesn't it. Bet the first thing you want to use though is in the bottom box on the highest shelf!!!!
Hugs Lisa (108)

Marjo said...

Wow you did some major organizing there! Yippee I am your 50th follower...What do I get..lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Ok this is my 5th & final try at the word verification!

Julia Dunnit said...

Wooo Joanne, that's a major sort out! Do you feel confident about knowing where it is? And does Sonia need to hire a van?!! Happy new organised crafting!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, what a lot of goodies to organize! good job! and lucky Sonia!