WOYWW #3 – Time To Clean & Organize!

Monday morning, when I walked into the Paper Palace, this was the sight that greeted me. It was not a pretty picture, to say the least. It was, quite frankly, a MESS.  Now, I’ve tolerated bigger messes before – after all, there was still some usable space on the desk – but I wasn’t feeling well that day and something inside of me snapped. “This is it,” I decided. “No more. It’s time to clean off my desk!”
Now, those who know me know that I’ve struggled to maintain a functional workspace over the years. The Paper Palace never seems quite palatial enough to meet my storage needs; things tend to accumulate faster than they’re used. However, my crafting area is in great condition compared to when I first started my organizational odyssey. Here’s a peek at what my workspace looked like 3 years ago!
Nonetheless, I decided to officially begin work on this year’s goal of beautifying the Paper Palace. Yesterday, I gathered all of the 6 x 6 paper I could find and organized it in my new baskets. One basket contains paper pads – the other contains loose sheets that I will consolidate at a later date!
Today, I picked a corner of my desk to focus on. I decided to clear up the area in front of my ink pads because I wanted to make a card today. In previous photos, you can’t really see it because of all of the clutter. Now, I can easily reach my ink pads again!

Right now, things are piled higher than I want them to be, but for now, I can feel the balance being restored as the chaos clears. 

I’ll be posting today’s Bah Humbug project shortly – along with one more view of my desk – for those who miss Legend and want to peek at a few more of my stamping goodies!
Now, if this peek into my workspace has only whetted your appetite for more, leave a comment, then be sure to stop by The Stamping Ground, your official gateway into all of the official WOYWW (What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday) madness!

7 Responses to “WOYWW #3 – Time To Clean & Organize!”

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  1. Kathy says:

    Looks like you are getting organized…feels so good…I have been working on organization too! Best of luck 🙂

  2. Wipso says:

    Oh wow what lovely storage boxes I can see. Would really love to have a good nosey through all your stash. Love the baskets you have sorted your papers into.
    A x

  3. Julia Dunnit says:

    Hey Ramona, what you are doing is a good thing! I recently sorted my papers too and I can't tell you how much more efficiently I'm using up scraps rather than breaking into whole sheets – you certainly have a lot of paper, but I wasn't too shocked by your photos. Really glad you have you in the WOYWW nutters circle…do you feel better since you've 'gone public'!!

  4. Julia Dunnit says:

    Completely forgot to say….squinting, turning myhead, holding screen at odd angles…can't see the bug in that green cord!! Stephanie is my sweet sister – she ran away to CA about 17 years ago and left me behind in the UK; got me into stamping. I got stuck she's moved on to real textiles!

  5. butlersabroad says:

    Love the tour Ramona, you have a fantastic workspace, and you paper storage in the baskets has given me a great idea too. I need something like that! Love the "tower of inks" too! Thanks for shaing.


  6. Paula Gale says:

    Hi – i'm still catching up with visits from yesterday and i've hopped to you now… I'm disappointed there are no cats in the shot this week. You have a couple of quite gorgeous feline freinds. More please.

    My moggies seem to like laying on my projects during the night so i find hairs in sticky bits next day!!!

    Your paper palace is quite simply palacial!!!

    Paula x x x

  7. Lisa aka Allissa says:

    Hi Ramona, how are you sweetie? this looks lovely! I have slowly been clearing my room but each time it gets tidy. I buy some more stash or have to make somethings 2 or 3 cards or hangers and its right back where i started. lol
    Hope you are well poppet.

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