Just cruising blogs and Facebook Pages (a new addiction! LOL) I've seen alot of emphasis on setting goals. Yes, there are the mainstays of losing weight and saving money but for me, we are trying to really change our lives. You might have noticed the little “2009 Goals” block over on the left. That is for me to keep track of my scrappy goals and be accountable. So to explain a little…

Scrappy Goals
I have too much stuff, too many photos, and too little time to mess around with organizing all the time. I am sure 90% of scrapbookers are in this boat. Its the nature of the beast!! What a mess!

I had FIFTEEN 18 Gal+ rubbermaid tubs of scrap stuff stashed in my hall closet and garage. I thought I only had nine but I discovered some more in the garage that were not labeled. We just started cleaning the garage so I had to go through all those tubs. I also turned my hall closet into a HUGE linen closet so I had to go through all the tubs I had stashed in there.

I am down to 6 tubs now. One for class stuff. Three for Scrapbook Royalty stuff. And 2 for pages kits. I'd like to get rid of those last two altogether and just have a handful of page kits waiting to be done at a time. I found so much stuff in those tubs that I just HAD TO HAVE but it has sat in a bin for 2, 3, or 5 years waiting to be used. Here's what I am going to do to change this nonsense!

  • Can't buy unless my room is clean AND I have a spot for it.
  • Participate in challenges and crops.
  • Garage sales. I am already scheduled to participate in TWO of these to get rid of the excess. Hopefully I only have to do two because I won't be buying needlessly.
  • Follow my own organizing tips.
  • Upload Photos within 30 days.
  • Scrap With Katie More.
  • Complete Club 365. Last year I did 237 Pages. This year I already have two pages done!!
  • Complete all 52 Challenges for WhoGAS. That will help me with my 365 goal too!

I will be cleaning my scrap room so I can get started on this. I am already behind! LOL But I can catch up once I get my room clean. In a clean space, I can scrap really fast.

Here's to a successful and scrappy 2009!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “2009 – The Year of Goals

  1. Great blog. What a fun work space! Thanks so much for adding Elegant Journey to your blog list :)

    Posted on January 7, 2009 at 12:23 am
  2. Good Luck!!!

    Posted on January 7, 2009 at 2:56 am
  3. jen, Your totally inspiring me…club 365 .is it real ,a real club…I did about 100 pages last year. I wonder what it would take to get to 365..I know one thing if any one of my friends could do it I would put my money on you…Go for it !!!!!LOL Gloria

    Posted on January 7, 2009 at 7:53 am
  4. You could just send me a tub or two!! ;) I have to admire your organising and hope you achieve your new slimline stash version!!

    Posted on January 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm
  5. Great goals! I am still being held hostage by too much stuff myself.

    Posted on January 7, 2009 at 6:06 pm
  6. I’m jumpin’ on your band wagon! :)

    Your goals are inspiring!

    Posted on January 8, 2009 at 3:18 am
  7. …so WHEN is that yard sale these tubs will be in????…

    You ARE SOOOO LUCKY to have a ROOM, but how do you keep up on the scrapbooking when you only have the Dining room table?????

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 1:20 am
  8. Woman! Get that beautiful room in order! I wanna come back up and scrap too…

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 7:28 pm