I came across this post from May Flaum recently and my heart went out to her. That’s going be to a big job! Being a super organized, everything in its place kind of gal (no, I do not have children), I instantly wanted to dig right in and help her sort and make piles so they could be put away. (Not that this would actually happen because I am in Tennessee and she’s in California. Oh, and she doesn’t even know me…)
But as I was thinking about how I would attack that stack of layouts, it hit me. When was the last time I organized completed layouts and put them into albums? I thought about it and realized……I have no idea.
So I ventured to my craft room to investigate. It seems I have my own dirty little secret.
I was a bit surprised at myself, actually. I didn’t think it was this bad.
OK, wait. This is not a bad problem to have. Look at that lovely stack of complete layouts! This is a good thing! In my defense they are “organized” in this 12×12 container, but the lid no longer closes over them. So, today I will be taking the time to get these into albums.
And that leads me to my tip: take the time to put your layouts away!
This reminds me of something Melissa posted a few months ago. She has a dedicated album of layouts called What’s New (get all the details here). I’m half tempted to start my own What’s New album right now so I don’t have to sort my layouts! But all my empty albums are already packed, so these layouts need to go into albums currently on the shelf. But one day, I’m going to create a What’s New album to make the process a little easier.
Do you have any tips for sorting and storing your layouts?