I hope you’re ready for our first task of this year’s Final Countdown!
If you’ve been reading along or following me on Instagram this year, you can probably guess what our first task is:
Here’s the current state of mine:
I’ve been working on this one ALL year, and I haven’t gotten it completely clean even one time. In fact, here’s a photo of it from January 1, 2018:
A few months ago, I got out a notepad, and made a list of exactly how many projects are laying ON the cutting table, and it was 41 — an outrageously ridiculous number.
I updated the list after taking today’s photo, and the number is now 44 — and it’s not the same ones that were on there before — a lot of the original 41 projects have been finished and moved on, but evidently, I cannot control myself when it comes to piling more on the table!
I so badly want to start the year off with this table clean. And to be able to keep it that way. That’s why this is our first task — it’s very important to me (even tho that’s not very obvious!), so I can only assume that a clear work surface is important to all of you, too.
I know it makes for better productivity, way less time spent looking for things, and the ability to keep a current project on track without losing parts of it in the pile. Plus, just having room to spread out a piece of fabric to cut it without having to move 20 other things will be like a breath of fresh air for me!
How’s yours? Is yours piled this badly? Or maybe not quite this badly, but it needs some help?
This is our one last chance to get it whipped into shape before 2019 begins, and I sure want to start out with a clean
slate cutting table — how about you?
Now, you can use whatever rules you want to as you clear off your chosen surface, but here is the main rule I’ve established for myself while I’m clearing mine (which has partially contributed to my being unable to get it cleared off before now):
The items I remove must have a logical new home to go to. I can’t just move them into another pile that will only have to be dealt with later (even tho the procrastinator me would LOVE to do that).
So . . . I know I have my work cut out for me. Am I alone on this one? Or will some of you (all of you?) be just as busy as I am trying to complete this task?
My goal is to be able to show you a beautifully clear cutting table very soon! I tried to make a slide show for you, but I couldn’t get that to work, so instead, today on InstaGram, I’m going to post some photos of my cutting table throughout the year, so you can see the progression of the mess — or actually, the NON-progression is what I should call it, so if you’re on IG, go check that out to see my complete year-long mess.
Good luck to all of us as we tackle Task One!
As My Cowboy would say: “Get at it!”