Funny enough, one of my fave artists, Heather Powers, is also working on some decluttering projects of her own in her workshop. She published a great post this morning with all sorts of tips. Click on this to check out her workshop work: Humblebeads. The "random piles" of stuff give me hope that eventually all my random piles will find their places!! Thanks for sharing, Heather!!
I want to share some tips that I either found from other artists or learned the hard way through massive packing:
- Sending a shout out to Collectors Cabinets because my rolling cabinets are fantastic!!! I have the drawers devoted to colors and the beads are sorted into the little screw-together stackable round storage containers. I separate them all into these great big drawers. But, why is this cabinet so wonderful? Because, with the addition of some bubble wrap sheets and then some carefully applied (ha!) shrinkwrap, each drawer held my bead stash wonderfully in place during the move! And, the whole cabinet, while a little bit heavy, was easy to move all in one piece. **Note, if you click on the link to Collectors Cabinets you'll see that their business is for sale...if you know anyone who might be interested, pass this opportunity on!- Back to shrink-wrap...how wonderful is this stuff?! You can cover stuff up and it'll stay all together...the little tidbits in little drawers all stayed where they were supposed to! Many thanks to my friend, Michele, who helped me wrap all these babies. It was definitely a two-person job! But, talk about a reasonable solution; it would have taken me hours to resort stuff had I not taken the prep time seriously!
So, I've got to get back to unpacking my little corner of bead paradise. I'm going to laugh through Heather's workshop tour again...just because it makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone in my personal chaos!!