Did you read about the earlier workroom makeover? Check out parts 1, 2, and 3.

At this point the room should look pretty familiar to you! Do you see that stack of containers next to the table? I seriously underestimated how many little origami stars I had made, and I outgrew the containers pretty soon after cleaning up the workroom.

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That’s about 1/3 of the stars that made – still unpackaged and with nowhere to go. I considered just getting more of the containers, but it occurred to me that they didn’t really meet my needs. Scrapbooking paper is heavy, and lugging through the containers to get the one I needed (always at the bottom – how does that happen?!?) was bothering me. If a system doesn’t work, it’s worth trying a new one.

I spent some time looking through the various container options, and found one that was reasonably priced and could potentially solve the problem of separate containers. Behold:

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I love this little cart! It has 6 drawers and holds just as much as the 6 containers of paper. As you can see, it’s as tall as 7 of the cases I had used before. I now have a bunch of extra cases to store the little origami stars in, and I can finally get around to photographing all the stars that aren’t up in our Leaves of Paper Etsy shop yet… I don’t know about you, but when there’s something blocking me from getting things done efficiently, it feels like everything, even unrelated things, take so much longer. There’s a major backlog of exciting things to go up, and we’l; even be debuting a new look in the next 2 weeks! DSC_5730Would you believe that only 1 1/2 of those containers are up on Etsy? So much work still to be done!

How about you? How is your workroom looking?