2013 in 2013, Scrapbooking

2013 in 2013

It all started here.  I am tackling it again…

I want to purge or use (preferably USE) 2013 scrappy items in 2013.  Baby Beanette is due in about 6.5 weeks (oh, didn’t I tell  you? Yep, pregnant again!), and while she will be rooming with us for quite awhile, I need to pare down a bit more in the hopes of eventually converting our guest/scrap room into another nursery.  So…  here’s the plan:


Anytime I get rid of an item, I count it towards my total. I can “get rid of” something by…

1) using it up.
2) passing it on.
3) tossing it out.

What counts as an item?

1) anything removed from packaging is counted individually (e.g., I have any and all heart-shaped items stored in a jar just for heart-shaped items.  :-)  Anytime I use one, even if it came in a package of 10, I’m going to count it as one item.)  The packaging is long gone, and if that’s the case, it’s been around for years, and I’ve probably already used at least 50% of the original product.  Time to blow through the dregs!
2) anything that is stored with its “kin,” has to be used up completely or tossed.  (e.g., I have a rough rule of 75% usage on alphabet stickers.  So if I create a title with stickers, but there are still enough letters to justify putting it back in my stash, I won’t count it towards my purge.  But if I use up enough that I can toss the sheet, then I’ll count it as one item.)
3) scraps large enough to be stored with my 12×12 papers, count as an item.  (i.e., if it’s from my scrap folder, it doesn’t count.  If it gets put back in with my papers, it doesn’t count, BUT if it gets put in my scrap folder or the remains are trashed, it counts.)

What if I buy something?  (Yeah, I will.)  Even in the middle of such an ambitious purge.  I already have, in fact.  LOL  So, those items will cancel out items I’ve purged. Motivation to keep the shopping to a minimum, and to ramp up the exodus.

So, here is the current count:


1-10) Cardstock
11) Wood veneer alphabet
12-13) patterned paper


Whoops. ;-)


1 thought on “2013 in 2013”

  1. 2013 seems such an lofty number, but, considering the square feet of my “loft” scrap space, I must have 100 times that, at least. I went through my 12×12 sheets of patterned paper recently, and kept thinking, “How ugly is that? What was I thinking?” I need to pay some of these forward to my local school art teachers! I am going to try to keep up with you!

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