Hey Everyone!!! Happy Saturday!! I am killing time on the computer so I thought I would so a post today! Our tv is broken so I am pretty bored. I have some crocheting projects to finish up but I usually do those with the tv on as background noise. I should probably put some music on before the quiet drives me crazy.
So over the past few weeks I have undertaken PROJECT ORGANIZATION!!!! I say that in a loud boisterous announcer voice in my head lol I decided that while my swatch cards are awesome it is pretty impractical to carry to stores with me because it is bulky and heavy. This prompted me wanting a new swatch book which is fine BUT I would need to got through ALL my polishes because my spreadsheet and swatch cards were not completely 100% up to date. Um, yeah. This is a large undertaking.
SO I started by going through my swatch cards and making sure everything was on both my cards and my spreadsheet. THEN I went through ALL my polishes and made sure they were all accounted for on my spreadsheet. THEN I cross referenced it with my swatch cards so that they were up to date. I also spent countless hours looking up polishes so I could determine what collection they came from and what year they were released for my spreadsheet. OMG. I am really bad at determining color and finish because I don't like having periwinkle, blurple, teal, turquoise, aqua etc etc as labels I would rather just have blue, green, red etc. I left a ton of color and finish blank on my spreadsheet because just thinking about determining what it is gave me a headache lol.
I realized that all my color club sets weren't on my spreadsheet. I let them live in the boxes so they aren't IN my helmer drawers and I forgot to put them on the cards and sheet.
I did them at work one day lol. I also made them little labels for the bottoms because Color Club likes to make you guess what polish is what when they put them in sets.
This is a bin of overflow polish that I took to work to go through. I just got my third helmer and needed to sort through my overflow bins so I could fill my helmer and get rid of the bins.
I got all these polishes put on the spreadsheet. My co worker came in and said she had never seen so many polishes. I laughed because this is just a small portion of the collection lol.
After getting them all on the spreadsheet I put them back in the bin nicely but accidentally knocked it over. Luckily no one was harmed in the accident.
I filled my third helmer pretty darn quick which means I probably need to either purge or set up helmer #4. Seeing as purge isn't in my vocabulary I see a new helmer in my future.
SO Project Organization has been taking a ton of time and attention. I haven't been able to comment on many blogs lately because though I am taking a minute to stop and check them out I am doing so from my phone, kindle or work and sometimes commenting isn't feasible. This project is taking a bunch of time but when it is done I am going to be so organized! I still have to take ALL the polishes out so I can sort them by brand and put them back in helmers because as you can see I just put them all in drawers any way I could. I am also in the process of listing all my polishes in the new portable swatch book so that when I have all the polishes sorted by brand I can swatch them in there. I have found out a bunch of interesting things while doing this project.
I am overly organizational when it comes to this project however that is the ONLY area I am completely organized in. I am pretty much a mess in every other area of life lol
I hate my handwriting. A LOT! IF I could pay someone with nicer handwriting to write in my swatch book or figure out a non time consuming way to get it typed in there I would.
I know know how many polishes I have and OMG.
About 10.44% of my stash are Indie polishes.
Between 7-10% are foreign brands that are very hard to locate in the US.
The most popular brand in my stash is China Glaze.
I have 163 different brands of polish in my stash.
I found 52 doubles because either I spaced and bought the same color twice, sometimes three times or someone gave me a color I already had.
I still think I need swatch sticks even though there is no way I want to go and swatch three helmers full on swatch sticks.
I know this post was long and didn't have too many pictures but thanks for reading it anyway :) lol
That's all for now :)