Every Thursday evening I have a standing "Girls Scrap Night" with two of my best friends. Since there are 3 tables in my basement scraproom (also lovingly referred to as the "cave"), we each get our own space to work at.
I really try my hardest to have everything neatly put away before they arrive, but occassionally I have to use the "Shove" method. This happens when I've been especially creative the previous days, but not incredibly tidy. About 5 minutes before they arrive, I quickly shove everything from the other 2 tables onto my table. Then as they are busy crafting, I spend the rest of the night putting my junk away. =) Not an efficient use of my time... I know.
I was explaining this Christine last night, but she didn't believe me - AND she double dog dared me to take a picture. So I told her I'd do her one better and not just take pictures, but post them here. It wasn't a particularly BAD shove night last night. I was able to get everything cleaned up in just 20 minutes. So, you'll have to just imagine the stacks about 70% taller, and you'll get the idea of what it typically looks like.
2 nice clean tables for my friends:
See that tiny patch of brown? That's where I was creating a card the night before! I guess I just thrive in chaos. =)