It’s time once again for a Studio Organizing Challenge . . .
I’m still working on paper organizing, my design wall only has 3 projects on it, all of which I’m currently working on, and I’m still sorting through the scraps a little bit every day.
I really wanted to make this month’s challenge all about my cutting table, but I’m pretty sure I can’t clear it in a month, given everything else I have going on right now, so I’ll push that one back a bit further. (It still doesn’t look any better than it did when I posted a picture of it on Monday.)
Instead, I’m knocking the challenge down to a more manageable bite-sized task, so I will have more time for my finishing spree to continue, and to keep working on the previous stuff I still don’t have done. Here’s what I’m gonna work on:
Here’s the cabinet I want to clean out, in its current state:
There’s quite a bit of random stuff in here. I realized I need to clean it out when I found that random set of quilt blocks stashed in here the other day. And I’ll probably find a few UFOs. I hope they’re ones I already knew about, so that my list doesn’t get any longer! I also know there are some tops that need quilting in here. I can make sure they have backings and bindings ready and put those in the to-be-quilted bin/pile/area.
And then there’s fabric. Some pretty bundles I’ve been loath to break up because they’re so pretty, and what few precuts I have are also in here.
So my plan is to clean out at least one section each week, and I should be done before the next challenge is posted.
What about you?
Do you have a drawer, cabinet, or shelf that is hiding mystery items that you need to go through and clean out and deal with? What do you think you will find?
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of studio organization, I wanted to be sure and let you know about THIS POST that Heidi Staples put up on her blog. You might get some really good studio organizing ideas from it. I especially like her “return basket” and “scrap basket” ideas for your cutting table, and we can all tell I desperately need cutting table help.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all her little storage ideas. I wish my room looked even a little bit like hers! (Also, I have her book, Sew Organized for the Busy Girl, and it’s fabulous! *Highly recommend.)
So that’s our task for this month. Next month, I think I’ll talk a bit more about how my trackers are working for me (helping me build new good habits) when I come back with the next challenge.
Also, if you have a particular area that you are finding to be an annoyance for you, let me know — I’ll see if I can build future challenges around things that you all might need help with, instead of always just going with what my own current mess happens to be! So leave me some suggestions, if you want. Have fun organizing!