Here we go again, another year of organizing our sewing spaces!
I wasn’t going to continue this again this year, but so many of you asked for it, and I still need it so badly my ownself, I decided to keep it going.
I’m basically planning to run through most of the same tasks we did last year, adding in a few new ones as we go, and rearranging them a lot. However, I also intend to go into a bit more detail on some of the tasks, drilling a little deeper, if you will, into how I do things around here, and occasionally providing some links to other helpful information regarding the topic each week as we go.
I welcome you to share any of your ideas as we go along. I love reading the comments and getting even more good ideas!
So you can look at it this way — in 2015, we got started good — in 2016, we’re getting even more serious! I hope you’re joining me!
If you were with me last year, I hope you got as much out of it as I did. My space is so much better than it was, even tho I consider it far from done, and I also came up with lots of ideas on how to make it even better this year.
I’ve updated the Studio Organizing Challenge page to reflect our new start, and if you’d still like to look back at any of last year’s tasks, they’re all still there at the very bottom.
This year, the organizing tasks will be posted on Mondays instead of Thursdays, and I might even throw in a give-away now and then!
With all that said, it’s time for our first task of 2016 — are you ready? We’re going to:
We’re starting out kind of rough, but this is something I desperately need to get a handle on. It’s so easy for me to let paper get out of control. I foolishly told myself that hiring an accountant would save me from having to do paperwork, but seriously? — No. I still have to gather up all the paperwork and make some sense of it so that I can pass it on to her. What was I thinking?
The good thing is — she’ll make me do it on time, instead of letting me procrastinate like I always do. This year’s taxes might actually get done before April!
And because I’m gonna have to give her the paperwork here pretty quick, I’m working on it now — imagine, me being proactive! Shocking, right?
I even gave half my office a deep cleaning and reorganizing in the process (I’m not showing you the other half just yet — it’s still a disaster), and now I have a nice clean fresh space to work. (One of my to-dos this year is to make curtains for this room!)
So how about you?
Do you have paper clutter? Even if you got it under control last year at some point, did it stay that way?
Did you print more patterns, get more magazines, not do the filing when you should have, let the mail pile up, throw your receipts around willy nilly, string post-it notes and lists everywhere?
I did, and now I have to deal with it.
If you did, too, now is your time to deal with it.
One way I intend to help myself deal with all the paper is by participating in The Paper Clutter Challenge over at I Heart Planners. While I’m not sure I’ll do every single step, I’m sure I’ll get a lot of good suggestions for staying on top of things and not letting them get so out of control in the future. I’ve already been at the first task for 2 days now, and I’m still gathering up papers from all over the house!
Maybe before it’s time for the next task, I’ll at least have it all gathered up.
What about you? Do you have any paper to tame this week?