Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stay @ Home Update #11

Each Sunday (at 5:00 AM) I'm sharing how the week's 10-minute stay@home organizational challenge went. If you don't have an idea what that means and you're curious, you can learn more in my original Stay @ Home Update blog post
 - found HERE.

Now here's the disclaimer: Some of these daily stay@home challenges are taking more than 10 minutes, but who's counting, right? 

Here's what I've accomplished this week...

Day 1 - SUN, June 14
My bin of rhinestones was bulging. The truth of the matter is I really very rarely use rhinestones and I never ever use larger ones. Time to do some purging and get this bin more manageable. My goal was to thin it out enough that I could also add my adhesive flat-back pearls to the same bin (they were in an identical bin that also housed my ever-growing assortment of enamel dots). I succeeded. YAY! Now my enamel dots can breathe (though I'll also get that bin purged/organized at some point in the future tomorrow).

Day 2 - MON, June 15
Today I sorted through my bin of enamel dots, getting them better organized.
Day 3 - TUES, June 16
I uploaded the Love-Friends drawer of wood-mounted stamps into my Evernote inventory today. It took quite a while, as this drawer is very full. I have one more drawer to do and then all of my stamps will be in my inventory (and yes, the one drawer that is left is also a very full drawer).

Day 4 - WED, June 17
This small bin of resin embellishments was needing some organization. I decided a month or so ago to sort them and put them in the same type of storage boxes that I have my charms in (inexpensive boxes intended for embroidery floss)... but the Wal-Mart where we've been doing our curbside pickup was out of them so I waited patiently for them to restock. They finally did.

Organized and so much more user friendly. I'm liking it.
Day 5 - THUR, June 18
I have four of these smaller tubs filled with cards that I've made. I'd been looking for a good place to donate some of them and recently read about Cards for Kindness ( and am going to get a box of my handmade cards with coordinating envelopes ready to ship to them. Today I went through two bins of cards. 

Day 6 - FRI, June 19
I had a bin full of napkins - I've only used the napkin technique on cards and Bible journaling a time or two, but somehow accumulated a lot of napkins in the process. Sheesh! How many napkins does a person need, right? Certainly not a package of identical ones.
I kept a few of each one (and took the rest to the kitchen where they will be used in Brock's lunch box meals - since we always use cloth napkins at our house). I organize the ones I'm keeping flatter containers with tight closing lids so I can store them more efficiently. 

Day 7 - SAT, June 20
I added the last drawer of my wood-mounted stamps to my Evernote inventory today! WOO HOO! It is now finished! All of my stamps are inventoried (I'd long ago added my cling mounted and clear stamps). It is such a good feeling! 

Okay, that's it for this week. Stay tuned to see what I accomplish in the coming week.


kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Jeanette, if you run out of things to do, there's a whole studio needing your tender loving care here - and we only have 9 active C-19 cases :)
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

I need to do a little card donating myself! What a great thing to do, Jeanette!