June and July blew right by without me even so much as thinking about getting organized!
And picking . . . picking is what I’ve been doing . . . on all the other challenges. I do just a little bit on each one, but nothing has been completely finished. I’ve put away a little bit of fabric, so the piles are smaller, but they’re still there. I haven’t even attempted to organize my thread yet, but I really need to get that done. There are still lots of paper piles, altho I devoted all of yesterday morning to paperwork. I’m still cleaning out the file drawers. And I only have TWO, so what the holdup is, I sure don’t know!
But with back-to-school season upon us, even tho I don’t have any kids to send back to school, I can feel fall coming on, so maybe it’s a good time to pick back up on organizing. Summer just went way too fast!
Last weekend, I needed to do some maintenance on my longarm machine, so while I was at it, I just cleaned the entire room. And wow! It’s like a breath of fresh air in there — it even seems to echo a bit! I want that feeling in the rest of my rooms.
On Monday, I cleaned out the mailing supplies storage closet in my office. And last night, I spent a few minutes trying to clean off my cutting table. And you can’t tell it at all. Why, oh why, can I NOT keep this one surface in some kind of order?
I realize it has to get messy if I’m using it at all, but not this messy. My brain works on new things faster than my hands can. I can’t sew fast enough to keep up with my ownself!
I did really good with it until March, and then it quickly got out of control, and I’ve let it go ever since. So that is our challenge for this month:
I don’t know about you, but I certainly have my work cut out for me. I also intend to keep chipping away at the previous challenges, since I still have work to do in those areas. Maybe we can all make some good progress before winter gets here, so we’ll be ready to sew unimpeded once the weather starts keeping us indoors again.
What’s YOUR particular challenge when trying to get organized? Or do you have it all under control?