My next area to work on was my crafting area. I recently allowed myself a little more space in my new area. Between my paper organizer and my scrap bags, I felt like I was constantly moving stuff around which cut into my craft time. It's not much, but I feel like I gained a lot of elbow room.
I decided I would also start going through my paper and embellishments and clear out what I have already used enough of, am tired of looking at or is really outdated. I still have many items I bought when I started scrapbooking back in 2002 (10 Years!) I am also the person that people know they can give their leftovers too.
This was a long process, but so worth it. I feel like I can concentrate on what I really like now! So what am I going to do with all the items I no longer need or want? Well, I always tell myself that I will use it for cards, but that hasn't happened. Instead, I am donating it to my husband's class so they can make cards. He teaches at a very low income school. The students enjoy making cards for their friends and family, but have little resources beyond construction paper that the school provides. I hope these supplies bring a little joy to someone's day.
Some other ways I've used/donated my supplies:
- Created a swap basket at the crops I hold at my home. Leave something, take something.
- Donated to my son's preschool
- When I taught, I would make games such as matching or memory from duplicate sticker sheets
- A crafting play date for my kids and their friends
- Know a new cardmaker or scrapbooker? Let them experiment without spending tons of money on new supplies
What do you do with your leftover supplies?
Happy Spring (Cleaning)!