Sunday, April 14, 2013

Defunkifying my Life Mission 15.....Journal Cards

I'm not sure if you have the same problem as I do, but I love journal cards.
Well, that isn't my problem, the problem is I don't have them all in the same area.
So when I am looking for a perfect journal card, I have to look in a few different spots.

I had some in a basket on a shelf in my large cabinet.
I had some on my desk in smaller containers.
I had some in a lower cabinet.
Plus the one in my large cabinet was on a higher shelf, so I would just toss cards back in there...I'm a little on the short side and couldn't see in there.

So I finally thought, enough is enough, I am getting this under control.
Of course the first thing I did was
Gather....I gathered up all of my journal cards.

Oops I missed this one...I was finished sorting and went for another look and found a few more, lol.

Speaking of Sort...that is the next stage.
Sort likes with likes.
Tags together, journal spots together, recipes/index cards get the idea ;)
I had noticed I had other items in here that didn't belong..bags, envelopes, but we will get to them on another day.

When we were on our last little trip, I ran into Ikea, just for these containers.
I think it was on 2peas that a few ladies were using these containers to store their Project Life supplies in. I thought they would be perfect for they were under $4.00 :)

Doesn't this just make you smile :)
I love to organize, it just makes me happy to see everything nice and neat and in its home.
I put the clear plastic container in this breakfast tray. With the weight of the cards, I think the plastic container may not be very stable. So this fit perfect.

Starting at the center back-Large recipe/index and journal cards.
Center front- reg sized recipe/index cards and journal cards.
Right back- tags
Right front- PL tags and other vertical journal cards.
Left long section- tags and stamps.
Because it is on this tray I have room at the very front. I put this container of tiny tags in at the right and then found this clear packaging that fit perfectly on the left hand side. I put some tiny tickets in there.
I held a lot of my sets together with tiny clips.

Well for all of you that are more of a visual person....or can understand my babbling better on video..I made one just for you ;)

I am sure this is going to be so much easier to find what I'm looking for.
If nothing else, its more pleasing to the eye ;)

Hope you have all had a creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Great idea! I am going to have to check out my Ikea too!
    I have sure been enjoying your defunkifying posts.

  2. I love this! I suck at organizing! I need you here! But, I DO like things organized!

  3. One of these days i will be organized!!! said no crafter ever... haha j/k..
    I love Ikea and i think i need one or 2 of those containers. thanks for sharing your tips =)

  4. This is awesome! I totally love that trey! Tfs your new system!

  5. That tray is perfect! Our ikea doesn't open until next fall...

  6. This looks awesome, Tracy! Will you come do mine? :)

  7. Wow! That worked out really nice! I'm sure you'll find another use for the extra container too.

  8. Oh WOW! Looks so neat and tidy and now you will be able to find them all with ease!! TFS

  9. Looks great! Hope this works better for you! Don't you love all the goodies you find in Ikea!

  10. Wow! The tiny clips make such a difference! Love your new system!!

  11. Oh Tracy! I love it!!!

    You are so organized! I feel inspired to organize this summer :)

    And I have to tell you - I'm totally jealous that this is from Ikea. We used to have two within driving distance, and now the nearest is in another state! I know where I am going when I go home to New York soon - IKEA!

  12. Ooh, this looks awesome! I don't have so many journaling cards, but I'm sure I could fill some of the sections up with other stuff! x

  13. Ooooh, I like!!! I have the same problem...they are everywhere, no rhyme or reason. ACK..I probably should just take a month long recess from everything and organize! I love your tray, everything looks nice and purty!! ;)

  14. I dearly wish that those of you close to an Ikea would do a bulk buy of those or a blog giveaway or something!!! I NEED THOSE CONTAINERS!! *grin* I love your newly organized cards and will keep dreaming of a trip to IKEA someday!


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