As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series, we’re inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Simple Scrapper team member Emily Muto with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
This is going to sound so obvious, but make a list! More specifically, make an action list of tangible next steps to take!
What problem does it solve for you?
The problem it solves for me is when I get stuck on something and especially when I realize that I haven’t scrapped in a while, or I’ve wasted the limited scrap time I do have and I get nothing done.
Why do you think it works so well?
I try to turn my list into an action that can get me over that mental block or productive hurtle! Sometimes I just need to refocus and consciously think about why I haven’t made any progress. It may be as easy as, I haven’t printed out my next set of photos because I have no idea how my layout will be and what sizes to print. If that’s the case, then I know I need to make a final decision about the layout or just start printing in whatever sizes will work, knowing I will figure out a layout with them afterwards. Either way, the list really helps me get back on track and get things accomplished!
How can others get started with it?
Next time you realize you’ve wasted a chunk of time or you don’t know where to start, then stop and make a list of the next actions you need to take to be productive. You might surprise yourself why you’re actually getting stuck and then it may motivate you to have that list and be able to cross it off when it is complete!