Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How do you Organize?

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately about organizing your "stash" and decided to share pictures of our home studio. Our studio is located in half of our basement. We painted the walls a soft creamy yellow (our piece of sunshine) and put down rubber floor tiles with some random carpets to be a bit of a buffer on the tootsies.

The studio is still a bit of a mess....most of the beads from our personal "collection" are now put away, but there are still some to be put away once I get more containers (office supplies and containers--love 'em!).

Just a small portion of beads. This is the best organizer! I love all the drawers and all my little containers. They are all organized by color--I used to have them organized by size then by color and type....but I had to dig through so many spaces to get to what I wanted. This way I can pull out a drawer (or 2 or 3) and all the beads that I have in that color family are right in front of me.

Larger beads and pendants are organized in trays. about lack of organization....Do you have any UFO's (unfinished objects) lying around? This is a small portion of ours. These are some personal items that are a up to 3 years old! Maybe more. There are also some shop projects that need to be completed. Not organized at all! Some of them will be pulled apart and some will be finished (some day, some time).

And this is just what we have in our bead book library. And it's not all of what we have...there are a few books in the family room, my room and Pat's room. I am such a book and magazine junkie! There are so many ideas out there and I want to try them all...and I will....

And lastly, I'd like to thank the woman who dropped off these bags to us this week...we're not sure who you are...but we have ideas for these nuts....or are they beads....hmmm.....

Wishing you many beads and no knots!


  1. Thanks for sharing your studio space! I am envious of how organized it looks. Mine looks like a small explosive device was planted and it was left to go off! BEADS EVERYWHERE! I'll have to buckle down and try to tame it a bit this weekend.

  2. Thanks Andrew for visiting! It stays looking like that...because I still mostly bead in the family room! LOL. Hope to spend more time in the studio after the holidays...yikes!

  3. hi,
    can you tell me where you bought those drawers with the containers?
    i need this!

  4. the bead drawers are from Best Craft Organizers...they usually have a 1/4 page ad in the bead magazines. they were orginally designed for scrapbookers...but work well for beads too!
    Thanks for visiting.