Well isn't that an eclectic title!
One of my craft materials that needs much better organization are my ribbons.
So, I spent a few minutes pinning a whole variety of ideas to a pinboard for these ideas, on Pinterest. Some are similar to each other, but there's some quite clever ideas in there.
See, I've realized that it's difficult or impossible to fully clean up the floor, without having somewhere in, on, amongst the cubes, shelves, and other parts of my craft organization "system", to put things that go there.
Of course, if I don't have a place to put stuff after weeding, it's hard to settle on exactly what storage will work best, because I'm not sure what "space" it will "live in" once it's weeded and sorted . . . this is part of the problem in tackling this project, it feels like everything I do depends on doing something else that needs to be done, etcetera.
I'm not going to spend any $$ on anything organizational-wise until I have a better idea of what might go where.
AHHHhhhhh. It feels like I'm stuck in a black hole, a vortex of doom. What I need to remember is that's magnifying, that's catastrophizing, and if I take small moves, I can get this done. No, thinking of getting it "done" is too much for me; I can make PROGRESS. That is all I can think of. Small moves = progress.
On the getting rid of my old Heroclix game figures front, I traded 2/3 of them with a fellow on Boardgamegeek.com for $80 worth of games that we wanted, and two that I wanted to try that take up no more space than a couple of envelopes (if I don't like them, they can be traded off just like the Heroclix): Pandemic, it's expansion On The Brink, and Alamo & Battle of 4 Armies. These take up 1/4 of the space the Heroclix did. If I can't find a trader for the balance of my Heroclix, then out they go, in the trash.
You can have BGG.com search for people who want in trade the games you have up for trade, while it also considers if they have up for trade games that you want in trade. It's quite nifty, really.
On the Neopets front, we have some fond memories of the couple years my daughter spent on their site; we participated fully with her, as at that age we did not want her involved in anything on the internet without us. We collected quite a few stuffed Neopets during that time, the bulk of which have been sitting in our bedroom in large bags for a couple years now. All three of us collected; we each had our favorites.
Here are all the neopets we had, on my messy bed:
There are several PILES of neopets, 3 deep on there, so there's more than what you see. On a queen-size bed.
We weeded through our collection, with my husband keeping only a couple of Bruces; I kept the Shoyrus, the Flotsams, and one or two misc. others. My daughter got rid of about 40% of her collection; not as much as I'd hoped, but enough. Most of these Neopets, aside from my daughters, had been kept in a bag for their stay at our apartment; even out of hers, only two need cleaned. Off to the thrift store with them.
What my spouse and I kept:
While it's embarassing to admit that we like Neopets; we're adults, after all, but they represent an age and time in my daughter's life that we all have fond memories of. The ones we chose to keep also reflect our personalities; I like dolphins & strawberries, and the Shoyrus seem to be pleading to be loved.
What all three of us got rid of: