I’m not doing weekly Studio Organizing Challenges this year, but I decided to offer up a random challenge now and then, simply because . . .
I figure there are at least a few of you out there like me (just a few), so whenever something’s bugging me, I’m going to challenge myself to clean it up and organize it, and I’m challenging you to do it right along with me.
So here’s our first challenge for 2017:
I still have a couple of large piles left, even after all the organizing I did last year. Today, this one is really bugging me, so it’s the one I’m going to deal with this week.
It’s a pile of magazines on top of a box of books sitting in front of an empty shelf of my bookcase. I mean, how hard is it to just unpack them, go through them, and put them on the shelf? Really?!
It’s one of my goals in life — and I want it to happen soon — to have clear floors in my entire house. I’m tired of sweeping and dusting around stuff. Stuff that really shouldn’t be sitting in or on the floor in the first place. I still have a few boxes that I have not unpacked since we moved in four years ago! My goal is to have all the floors clear and refinished, get rid of all the carpeting in the entire house, and then get a Roomba! The Roomba is going to be my reward for meeting this goal! Hey, I need incentive wherever I can get it.
It’s only gonna happen one pile or box at a time, and I gotta start somewhere, so this is the box I’m working on this week.
How about you?
Do you still have trouble keeping your quilting books and magazines under control? Join me this week in going through a pile of them to either recycle, give-away, or if you’re keeping them, find a good place to put them away. What say you?
And if you have any good tips on storing magazines so that you can actually find the one you want when you want it, I’m all ears. Having a stack on a shelf really does me no good when I’m looking for a particular article or pattern. I don’t want to have to look through every one of them again just to find what I’m looking for!
Oh, and you can still find all the past challenges on the Studio Organizing Challenge page, and I’ll add links to all the new challenges as they come up, so everything’s in one handy place.