So today, I thought I would share with you how I take this crazy, overflowing, beautiful mess, sort through everything and get it all put away. It all starts here:
Seed beads, glass, ceramic, metal, organic, stone, plastic, stringing material, tools, ufo/wip, etc.
I start out designating open bins for each broad category. I know some categories will need bigger containers than others, so I try to plan accordingly because it's disruptive to have to recontain or add a new container for a category in the middle of sorting.
|Stray seed beads, seed beads sorted into boxes.|
|Glass of all types ready to be put away, organic materials and stones/fossils, all ready to be sorted into the boxes.|
Ahhhhhh, when it's done, it's so beautiful -carpet to walk on and nice orderly boxes full on the shelves. There is so much potential tucked away in these boxes! And now that the beads are out of the way, I have a lovely empty bin that I can store my fabric in...so that I can access it easier for sewing new doll clothes...which reminds me...I need to clean off the sewing table...