and then come help me LOL.
I have to move in THREE weeks. Nevermind the fact that I don't know where I'm moving to... but one thing I know for certain, there will be no room for my studio.
I think I've decided that my big Expedit with desk attached is going to go in the dining area and double as a scrap storage/table and dining table. I have no idea what else I will have room for. I'm desperately trying to imagine also taking my buffet table. I am a stander, so this feels like a must have :( . I just don't know if I'll have room for it.
Ok - so, questions:
Those who have purged to all but kits... do you regret it? Did you keep other staples? What about stamps? What were your thoughts and process.
Those who have moved an Expedit. Did you dismantle it to move it???? All the way? Partially? Oy, I'm having an nervous breakdown I think!
I have mainly kits but also things for PL. HEre is my video on youtube, you basically see all my stash except 2 inches of paper.
I love having a "smaller" stash. I know exactly what I have and never feel overhwelmed with prodcut. I also know all my product is new and useable. :) GOod LUCK! Take pics or video of the process!
hmmm. If i were you, I would take the buffet and see if it fits somewhere. You can always get rid of it later.
If I were moving a long distance, I would probably take apart my expedit to save space. If space wasnt an issue, I'd probably leave it assembled. but I havent moved with it, so maybe someone with some actual experience will chime in.
I have not quite purged to all but kits. will probably do it the next time there is a consignment/yard sale here. I have kept a basket of stickers, and a small drawer unit with embellishments. I have used NONE of the stickers and maybe 2 of the embellishments. I also have 3 cropper hoppers of pp that need to go. I havent touched any of it in 12 months.
I honestly dont think I would miss the stuff if i didnt have it. The only things I would keep would be things I love but haven't had a chance to use and KNOW that they are not replaceable (my examples would include sass stickers, some metal MM numbers, a FEW sheets of pp, wood veneer, vintage milk caps, certain JBS embellishments... ). There will always be more cute flowers, doilies, butterflies, journaling cards, tags, buttons, ribbon, bagdes, stickers, and paper.
I have kept cardstock (except colors I absolutely hate or know I'll never use for anything), some mists, paint, ink, embossing stuff, thickers, buttons, ribbon, and some stamps. I have sold a lot of stamps and have plans to sell most of the remaining ones, except some favorite wood stamps, alphas, stuff I know I'll use. At one point, my mist collection was much larger than it is now, but I realized I wasnt using most of it and sold a lot of it, only keeping the colors I actually like.
I wish I could come help you pack!
I only moved a short distance with my Expedit so we did not take it down and filled the holes with boxes, however, if I were to move long distance, I would break it down. The majority of my furniture is from IKEA and would be better to break down for smaller space during the move. Good luck and take a deep breath in there somewhere. :)
For me, i have absolutley no regrets about purging my stash, it frees my mind, honestly. I can't even remember what i have purged so that says something.
I also just sold a TON of SC stamps as the amount i had was shocking especially since i never used the things LOL i am so much happier with the less than 20 i have left :)
I say go for it, i know you have no issues with missing stamps etc so im sure you will not regret it either
Seriously, no other room in the house worries me as much as moving my studio...
We FOUND A HOUSE today! And it is SO cute. But it's TINY. Today, I live in a 3 BR home with a Living room and separate family room (my studio)... and large, eat in kitchen.
New house is only TWO bedrooms, and no family room.
My original plan was to sell my kitchen table and chairs, and then double my Expedit with attached desk as scrap storage and dining... however, it won't work where we are going because both open walls have beautiful windows on them and I don't want to cover up the windows with shelving. sigh... back to the drawing board!
that is amazing that you found something. Is your bedroom large enough that you can fit your studio in there?
Maybe not have a living room lol
LOL - very funny Caz! Yeah, the bedroom is really just room enough for a bedroom. There is a breakfast bar in the dining area, so I'm pretty sure we are going to buy some barstools and be good to go with those. Then I will set up my buffet table (my current scrap desk) in there and my two small, 4x4 Expedits. I think those will work... I can set my sewing machine and cameo then on top of those two shelves.
I am also considering giving my daughter the bigger bedroom because the small bedroom has the doors to the backyard and the dogs sleep with me currently. Still thinking...
Sounds like you will have to be creative! Just wanted to add that I recently purged about 75% of my staash. I kept my kits, my DT stuff and just a bit of some absolute favorite patterned papers. It felt sooooooooo good! I can find what I need now and it actually has made the mojo flow a bit more! It's very 'freeing'. Good luck with your move. :)
I'm thinking of going in that direction too... just kits. But I also have lots of embellies that I DO use - like photo corners, brads, ribbon, buttons, etc... Just trying to figure it all out!
I also think I've moved beyond worrying about the studio and onto worrying about my furniture! LOL... I may need a trip to IKEA today.
I still use a lot of my non-kit stash. I also shop in addition to the kits.. mostly here at SC though but yeah^^ I wouldn't be happy with just kits I think. Still, I guess it would be wise to purge a little before moving! I didn't, but then again I only moved a couple of kilometers and I got more space after the move.. It took ages for me to set up the scrap space in my new place though because I had so much stuff it felt overwhelming.
I moved IKEA-shelves (Billy and Bestå) without taking them apart, and they survived. I would say it depends on how much space you have in your moving truck and how much stuff that shall fit in there:P If have drawers in your Expedit, make sure to fasten them with tape or something (and be aware: If the tape is very sticky and your shelves are white, the white "paint" will come off with the tape when you remove it..woops)
i nearly at just kits now! just a few other bits and pieces like sc releases or fave pp from chas.. embellies that are kit leftovers that are kept in sight that i may add to layouts.. i have a fair amount of cardstock, very handy with the cameo though, and also the girls use a bit too. have purged an enormous amount of stuff!! got $320nz today for stuff i have sold and i have more to sell. putting that towards a new camera lens!! hehe
Good to know about the tape and the finish. Though I don't have any doors or drawers in mine. I'm actually not sure it will fit through the door if I don't take it apart. LOL
oy, thankfully, I'm hiring a moving company, so they'll have to worry about it, not me :)
I'm not completely down to kits only but I haven't got too much.
On my expedit (2x4 cubbies) - I have one cropper hopper of non-kit or ex-kit papers that I love. I have another of cardstock. Once they get filled I purge to make room. In another I have a cropper hopper wallet with masks, 12x12 bag of theme paper -Halloween/Christmas) and other random supplies like cut and dry foam, stencils etc. The fourth has regular and project life page protectors. As for embellishments, I have an A4 sized box (the size that holds a pack of printer paper) with two divided trays inside, a bit like embroidery floss storage. That holds my embellishments that are left over from kits. I have a small jar of buttons, another of ribbon and a basket of washi tape and another of floss. I have one A4 ring binder of stamps. An iris box with card blanks and envelopes. A small tub of alpha stamp sets. MIsts and embossing powder.
On my desk - my cameo, a spaghetti container with border stickers, a small drawer unit with journalling spots, glue, blades/knives, PL cards. Under my desk is an IKEA drawer unit - in here are my glue gun, heat gun, inks, project life stuff and anything else I need to grab quickly.
So I don't have a lot of paper or stuff, but the tools and reusables take upa fair bit of space. I like having a small amount of stuff beyond kits as I do often want something for a age that isn't in the kit and like to delve into the other stuff to add that extra touch. It's a bit of a balancing act.