I have a confession to make. I’ve recently discovered I’m a hoarder. Not a find-dead-cats-in-rooms-piled-high kind, but I am a paper hoarder. I am in the middle of re-organizing my room for some new projects, and my craft section needs to be redone. I’ll be documenting the whole thing for you all, and we’re going to start with my paper problem. The whole craft section will be upcoming, but let’s just start with the paper. Here it all is:
That’s over 4,000 sheets altogether! Here’s the amazing part; it took only an hour and a half to go through! I did however have to purge A LOT. I went through sheet by sheet and made sure I kept some plain cardstock of each necessary color. I kept sheets that made me really excited, but I couldn’t keep everything. The key thing I took away from this that I want to share with you is, just because it’s in good condition and useable doesn’t mean you have to keep it. I am giving away tons of paper I think is pretty and I kept looking at it and thinking, “But I can use this!” When in reality, if I was going to use it, it would’ve been used already. And my priorities have changed. I used to craft and scrapbook a lot more. Now I have other things I want to do with that space so the paper had to go. Here’s what I ended up with:
I still kept about 1,000 sheets of paper. I may have to start making notebooks and open an Etsy shop to get rid of all of it! But still, it will take up less than a cube in the new bookshelf I’m getting. Or possibly under the bed in file folders. We’ll see. For now, the main goal was purging all the excess. I’ll keep you updated on the progress as I go!