9 Creative Ways to Make Time for Scrapping

It wasn’t a priority.


I often get asked, “How to you find time to do it all, and still scrap?” The truth of the matter is, for a long time, I didn’t. I worked to create new products, to blog, and to still maintain my “out of the computer” life. I all but gave up scrapping altogether. I would often think to myself, I just don’t have the time. So for almost a year, I have absolutely NO layouts of anything. None of the memories I have of my family are preserved.

Isn’t that why most of us scrap?


Recently, I had a conversation about the idea of “it’s not a priority.” When I am busy saying, “I have no time”, I am really saying, “It’s not a priority right now.” If something was important to get done, I would clearly find the time to do it. Saying that I didn’t have time is just giving an excuse. If I wanted to make sure I was preserving my families’ memories, then I needed to make it a priority.

If scrapping is a priority for you, I’ve got a list of 9 Creative Ways to Make Time for Scrapping. Check it out.

9 Creative Ways to Make Time for Scrapping

  1. Treat it as a reward.
  2. Do a little each night.
  3. Set aside a day each week, free of other obligations.
  4. Do it when the feeling strikes, no matter what.
  5. Schedule it in. Add it to your To Do List.
  6. Set a goal to strive for.
  7. Join a Creative Team. Make scrapping a “have to.”
  8. Team up with a friend. Keep each other on track.
  9. Find unconventional times to scrap. Stay up an hour later, get up an hour earlier.

How do you make time for scrapping? What’s a number 10 for my list? Let me know in the comments below.

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  2. Deanna says:

    When I was still a paper scrapper, and my husband used to watch the basketball games on tv that didn’t interest me, I decided to make THAT time my dedicated scrapbook time. It worked for all of basketball season! Now that I’m a digi scrapper, and have a laptop, I multi task and use my tv time as scrap time! It works for me! My dh is a computer programer, so he sits watching tv with HIS laptop too! And every once in awhile, I’ll even send him an email while we’re sitting there!!

    • Aaron aka Sir Scrapalot says:

      I usually combine my TV time and my scrap time too. The only TV show I really stop for any longer is Glee. And my wife and I have been known to email each other in the same room every so often too!

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