We were talking about stash-tracking over on Stitchin Fingers. Now, I know a little something about this subject, having spent about two months this fall organizing Larry's Grandma's stash. She's 101 now, and has the stash to prove it. Grandma moved into assisted living and I promised to organize all her craft stuff as a housewarming gift.
I had no idea how much craft stuff she had.
For heaven's sake, she had been living in a one bedroom efficiency apartment!
She had six dressers and only two drawers had clothes in them.
And project boxes. OMG the project boxes. Nothing sorted or put away, she had duplicates, triplicates, even octuplicates of so many things.
There was a sorting frenzy that went on for weeks.
But it's all much better now.
I borrowed a label maker from Liz, my "work niece", bought the extra-large tape for it, then labeled everything in nice big block letters. (You get the discount if you buy clear shoeboxes by the case from the Container Store - ask me how I know! lol) I put her beads & yarn below where she can get at it, and tucked the less likely stuff up high.
"That Susan, she sure knows how to get things organized."
"I bet you didn't know I had that much stuff!"
It makes finding things a snap, and best of all, she loves it!
I made a sweet little old lady very happy.
(If you look closely, you can see I even labeled the phone for her; she likes that too.)
Always use your powers for good.