First there has been talk among consultants about how people sort their stamps and how people take the plastic snap off the envelopes. There are 3 different methods I have seen and they are to get the plastic post out of the snap - by sodering iron, drummer and pliers. I chose the later method.
After taking off the snaps, one needs to make a slit so that the flap has a place to go.
I have kept the stamp sets in the orgianal labels from Close to my heart in Excel but on my boxes I have put them with titles as I would use them. This time I have combined the the boxes and excel and labeled the boxes with numbers so I can look up a stamp from the Excel and find it. Taking off the snaps have allowed me to have 2 medium and 1 large box empty.
The second thing that happened was in January, the family noticed that 2 large shelves were bending forward. My husband took everything off those shelves and anchored the shelves to the wall. I am now in the process of sorting and putting things back on the shelves - not quite done before we went on the mission trip to Chatham.
Every once and a while one needs to do deep cleaning in every corner of one’s house and home. I will keep you posted about finishing this project!