Quiz for Scrapbookers: Is Your Stash Getting in the Way?

by | Scrapbook Storage and Organization | 14 comments


I love quizzes, don’t you? Here’s one that will help you assess your scrapbook stash. Is it doing it’s job or is it a trouble-maker? Take this quiz to find out if your stash is getting in the way of your hobby.

Here’s how to start: Grab a piece of paper and number it 1-15. For each question below, answer with yes or no.

The Quiz

1. Do you often need to clean up in order to get started?

2. Have you ever forgotten that you had a particular item?

3. Do you ever spend more time trying to find products for a layout than actually making it?

4. Have you ever had to move a pile in order to use a common tool, like your paper trimmer?

5. Do you ever put off scrapbooking because you don’t want to deal with the clutter?

6. Have you ever accidentally purchased an item twice?

7. Do you ever have trouble finishing a page because you can’t find something you know you have?

8. Have you ever had papers get crumpled because they weren’t put away?

9. Do you ever spend the majority of your scrapbook time organizing or preparing to start?

10. Have you ever wanted to give away your stash and start from scratch?

11. Do you ever get distracted by your stash and forget what you are working on?

12. Have you ever said to yourself “this clutter is out of control?”

13. Do you ever feel overwhelmed and frustrated by your stash?

14. Have you ever wished there was a way to have help organizing?

15. Do you ever wonder if others are struggling with their stash as much as you?

Analyze Your Results

If you answered yes to 0 to 4 questions, you’re in really good shape. You have awareness and control of your stash. Kudos to you!

If you answered yes to 5 to 10 questions, you’re in good company. It’s hard to manage so many fun goodies, but you know you can do it.

If you answered yes to 11 or more questions, it might be time to reach out. Without a plan for your stash, it will keep getting in the way.

Want some help? Those who answered yes to 5 or more questions will receive the most benefit from participating in the Stash Bash event, a fun group experience to use, de-clutter, and organize your stash. SummerΒ 2015 registration opens soon!

Did you find this post helpful?

We believe simple is not how your page looks, but how your scrapbooking hobby works. We have a free workshop called SPARKED and it is the best way to learn more about Simple Scrapper and start creating consistently.


  1. Annie Low

    Yes on 11 of 15…good thing I’m signed up!

  2. Wendy Goundrey

    Yay, I am in control of my stash! I feel good! I love being organized. Thanks for making my day!

  3. Barb in AK

    10 yes. I’m always in the mood to bust some of my stash! I NEVER feel I really have control over it, no matter how hard I try!

  4. Gab

    I just signed up after taking the quiz! Really looking forward to this. I have moved from a house where I had a craft room to an apartment where I just have to make do so all my stuff is in cupboards. The good thing is that with the move I got rid of well over 1/2 my stuff!

    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Great, see you there! Congrats on the de-cluttering you’ve already accomplished. =)

  5. Barb in AK

    Jennifer, I signed up last week and paid by PayPal. I have not received a confirmation. I don’t want to miss out on this great class. Tell me what I need to do. Thanks!

    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      So very sorry Barb. I just sent out an email explaining what happened and with instructions. Please let me know if you get it!

  6. Gab

    Fun quiz – I scored 6 so I definitely need help!

  7. Kathleen S.

    A five, here. Not bad, but have had the feeling I need to revisit and revamp. I work differently than I did when I initially organized. Where do we sign up for the Stash Bash?

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Kathleen, there is a link after you log in for members to sign up. Regular registration begins August 26.

  8. Mary Sara P.

    How do I sign up? Is this only available for your premium members? πŸ™‚

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Stash Bash registration will open July 1st. It is not just for members, though members do get in for free.

  9. Talia

    Wow….. I got 14 out of the 15….. I think I’m in trouble! I guess I should take a few days to fix this problem, but I’m not sure how!? Any tips or advice?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.


The Simple Scrapper community will encourage and support your unique creative journey.