As a devotee of the Counterfeit Kit challenge I have been following the Organise your Stuff challenge for the past months and trying to make sense of some of my stash - ergo better use of the above!
I have made some big changes and some smaller ones, aimed at being able to access my stash better when I'm scrapping at home, or when I'm getting ready for a crop.
The recent major change was to my clear stamps which are now all arranged on mounts in a D ring file meaning that it's easy to find any stamp I have - and hopefully will therefore use them more. Now I don't have the enviable range that I see on many blogs but now I know there is room for more in the file I can invest in some new ones and at least I know where the gaps are in my collection.
So crops? What to take?
I have been through the kitchen sink stage, but at last week's crop I went with a single bag - amazing I know!
I have a small tote with my very basics in now - adhesive, scissors, journalling pens, stapler, dymo, with a few empty pockets to tuck in a spray, inkpad or other gem I need for a layout that day. My trimmer is an X-Cut lightweight one which fits in the bag as well.
I also have a tendency to wildly overestimate what I will achieve in a day's cropping and thus have taken far too much. Now I take 4-6 page kits max.
In my kit is a choice of papers, photos, alphas, journalling options and some statement embellishments. I have a Craft Mate tote with my brads, buttons and bits in which I take as well usually. I don't stress if I find I don't have exactly the right thing. Sometimes I can borrow things from other crop friends, sometimes I will compromise and use what I have, and sometimes I take the layout home to finish with the thing I had in mind.
The most important thing is to enjoy it, after all!