Within an hour of submitting my Two Peas order last weekend, I was flipping through a notebook and found one of my many lists. This shopping list had all the items checked off except orange baker's twine. I ran out a while back and Two Peas was out the last time I did an order. Did I remember to order it this time round? No, didn't cross my mind. I got lots of other great goodies so I'm not that upset. It did get me thinking though of maybe a better way to get organized.
Before my order, I did go through my scrap space, looking in various bins and thinking about what I might need. This is a bit like looking in your pantry before you go to the grocery store and seeing what isn't there. Tough, isn't it? It is especially hard if you haven't used something in awhile.
In the kitchen we keep a running list on the refrigerator and I'm supposed to have such a list in my craft space and I not very good at keeping it up.
So I've made myself this cheat sheet. What's different about this one is that it is sort of like the process I used before my order. I can browse my bins and see what is missing based on colors. If I'd had this, I would have looked through the twine - like I remembered to do with the Washi - and seen that I was out of orange twine.
Click here to see the cheat sheet as a PDF. You can download for your own use if you wish.
Now a lack of orange twine is hardly a great tragedy. I could just order more but you know I won't. I just hate to pay shipping. So the first thing that is going on this little printout is orange twine and hopefully I'll get a little more organized in my shopping :-)
(This is my first effort at adding a PDF file to a blog post. Please leave a comment or e-mail me if you have a problem. Thanks!)
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