Diane really learned the importance of shopping with the intention to use, rather than the intention to store, something many of use are guilty of.
1. The scrapbooking approach exercise really helped me think about the order in which I like to create. When I returned all things to my space organize them in a way that supports my work flow. Working from left to right, paper first, followed by embellishments, then alphabets/journaling - it works great for me.
2. 2. Emptying my room was a horrifying experience. After moving everything out of my small 4X12 space into the spare bedroom I could not believe how much stuff I had “stored”. I really have no idea how I had it all fit in there. Purging supplies was so valuable and a discovery of what I love and use and what I thought I loved, and bought, but didn’t use. Picking products for my page used to really frustrate me. I would often wonder why I had such a hard time selecting my products when I had so much stuff. Even when I had new stuff it was difficult. Now it is fun! I know whatever I select I will love because I only have things in my room that I love! Having less really works for me. I like to have choices, just not so many!
3. 3. I now have filters in place to help me make wise decisions when purchasing products. The class taught me to ask myself questions before buying. Do I have a place to put it? Do I already own something that is similar? How would I use this? 9 out of 10 times I realize after asking those questions that I don’t want it or need it. I’ve actually walked out of scrapbooking and craft stores many times empty handed. I feel totally in control now – no more impulse purchases for me.