Our Girl Guide group meets at a hall downtown, and over the past few months our 'supplies' have reproduced grown from a cabinet-full to multiple cupboards, boxes, bins and plastic bags overflowing across our storage room. Now that the former Guider's basement has been unloaded into our storage room, we were finally fed up with the mess and decided it was time to do something about it.
It wasn't quite this bad, but every week when we walked into the room, we felt like it might as well have been.
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We tried to document as much as we could. Our goal is to not buy another craft supply for our unit. We should be okay. Yep, that's FIMO at the bottom. That clay you cooked in the oven to make beads! Do you know what else we found? Gimp. Apparently, it's not called that anymore though. Too politically incorrect. Sheesh!
Pipecleaners - red, neutrals, sparkly,
Fake flowers - pink, white
Wooden craft pieces, clothespins (dollpins)
Popsickle sticks - large, coloured and small
Barettes, porcelin faces
Easter egg dying kit
Photo matting frames
Foam letters, confetti
Scrap paper, construction paper
Paper bags - brown, white with handles
Red twisted paper
Plastic Bottles (Bracelets)
Straw hats and lace
Foam, felt, paper
Trillium SWAP kits
Be Prepared Kit
6 SWAPs - don’t know what they are
Parafin wax - 1 box
Crayons - 3 tubs
We actually didn't throw out as much as we expected, but we still left with 2 bags of garbage, 1 recycling bin of cans and bottles, a couple boxes of paper and cardboard and a few boxes still to sort. It took 4 hours, but now we have a cupboard of craft supplies, labelled and accessible to our girls. We have hula hoops and balls where they can reach them (rather than buried under a mountain of boxes that was certainly a liability) and a cupboard of "Guider Only" material. Oh, and we can also see the floor again!
Perhaps, I'll take an 'after' shot next week to brag a little...