It’s about this time every year that I purge my supplies.
With iDSD right around the corner, and the upcoming influx of holiday kits (which I always find it hard to stay away from), I need to make sure that my hard drive is in tip top shape. I have plenty of room on my hard drive, but I find that purging some supplies that I am not using any longer always helps to keep me organized and orderly.
Last weekend, I saw that my CT Member Kristin was also purging her supplies. Interested in another person’s approach to purging, I went ahead and asked her how she decided what to purge and how she went about doing it. Her approach to purging is one that would work well for many digi scrappers, so I wanted to share it with you.
How do you decide to purge? When my files are overflowing and messy. It usually happens every six months or so.
What do you go through? All of my digital scrapbooking supplies, layouts from previous years.
How do you determine what stays and what goes? If I haven’t used a kit since the last time I purged, it goes. Alphas & other embellishments are harder to weed through for me. I usually keep them if they’re basic, even if I haven’t used it in the past six or so months. But if they’re specific or add-ons for kits I don’t have, etc. (a lot of freebies) I pitch ’em.
It makes me really, really nervous to purge my stuff. I always have “What if I need it later?” running through the back of my mind. But really. If I haven’t used it in six months, most likely I won’t use it again.
My process for purging supplies is very similar, however, I am usually more likely to keep something thinking “I’ll use it someday.” Often, I never use it, and delete it the next time I purge.
Do you purge your supplies? What process do you go through to purge your supplies?