I’ve been looking on SCS and tons of blogs at all of these great craft rooms and drooling over some absolutely beautiful rooms. There are so many great rooms out there.
I had a room upstairs, a spare bedroom that I turned into a craft room. But it was removed from the rest of the house and I didn’t like being away from my son, so I gave up that room and moved everything downstairs into a smaller space.
While checking out all of these great spaces looking for ideas and reading all of these great threads and blogs, I ran across a thread about hoarding supplies. I chuckled as I clicked on it, thinking to myself “I’m glad I don’t hoard.”
Oh, I quickly realized, I hoard, I save, I justify - I do it all!
One of the posts I was reading, the poster talked about not saving any scrap of paper that wasn’t 5 ½ inches. I rolled my eyes at that. Then I started going through my scraps – Oh what can I say?
I had scraps that were just too small to do anything with. As I looked at them I wondered why I saved some of these scraps. Some were pretty scraps of DP, some were scraps of CS, some scraps of chipboard.
So, I purged. I threw away. I organized. I cleaned. I filled a small trash can with scraps that would never get used.
I have scraps smaller than 5 ½ but, they are usable. Part of my problem, which I now recognize, is that I try to save money whenever I can, so throwing away paper is like throwing away money. Forget the fact that I will never be able to use the scrap. It would be a shame to throw it away. I may be able to use it someday. Some of our papers are not cheap. Some are beautiful. Some are discontinued. Some were purchased for a specific project. No matter what excuse I come up with, it all ends the same. I hoard!
So, tell me what you do with your scraps. Are you a hoarder and saver? Can you part with those adorable scraps of DP?