Project De-Stash

Sometimes I really wish that I had a room all to myself for my stash of stuff that I use to make things with.  The set-up I do have is pretty good though, everything is stored in the under-stairs cupboard in various boxes and I’m pretty good at storing like with like – the feathers are in one box, the jewellery in another, lace and little bits of fabric in another and so on.

For ages though I’ve been meaning to have a good sort out and (against my magpie hoarding tendencies)  sort out all of the things that I’m probably never going to use myself, get them photographed and get them up for sale, either on Ebay or on Etsy.

Over the last week I’ve sifted and sorted, and today I have taken many many photographs.  I don’t have enough time today to get them all edited, so that’ll be my job over the next few days – editing and describing and then getting them all up on-line and hopefully selling them.  All monies from project de-stash are going to be put towards a new tent for me and the kids so fingers crossed!

In the meantime, pop over to the 1st Unique Gifts blog to see what everyone else has been up to.

13 thoughts on “Project De-Stash

  1. Jill says:

    good luck with the de-stash. I keep saying that I am going to get rid of loads of my card-making stuff, put it into envelopes and sell it as kits. One day…………….. Hope you have a good week.

  2. I did that last week! In the lead up to Christmas everything began pilling up and got quite out of control 🙂

  3. Thanks ladies – bizarrely, letting it all go is very hard! Tis good for the space and the soul though…..

  4. Caroline says:

    Sometimes decluttering is a boost to the creativity as long as you do not really want the items. I unfortunately have destashed before to such an extent then 2 months later wanted wanted I destashed, lol.

    Enjoy all that space and think what you could fill it with.

  5. Wendy says:

    From a fellow magpie – Good luck with the clearing out 🙂

  6. Jam Dalory says:

    I would love to have my own studio, I already have it designed in my head. At the moment I have stuff stored in my spare room and then bits and pieces all over the house, organised I am not! Good luck with the clear out. x

  7. mcrafts says:

    Photographing/editing and posting takes so much time. Good for you though to do a bit tidying out – do you want to pop round to my place and sort through some boxes? Mich x

  8. RosMadeMe says:

    Don’t do it… you will need it! Pop it in the box in your loft and revisit it in a year… you know you need, why else did you buy it:)

  9. I have just blogged about my own declutter of my studio – I am a magpie too (“this might come in handy” is a phrase which is applied to waaay too many things!!) so I do sympathise!! My studio is now so tidy and organised, I don’t know what to do with myself!!

    Ali x

  10. Susie says:

    A great idea! I’m still trying to get my craft room organized (I won’t tell you how long I”ve been working on it….) But it’s worth it to be organized…or so I’ve heard. 🙂

  11. diane says:

    Definately gonna have a nosey when you are finished uploading!!! I can always do with extra trims!!x

  12. I keep saying I’m going to have a clear out but it never happens, I just keep moving things from one place to another.

    Jan 🙂

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