OK, here we go with our first Studio Organizing Challenge of February!
I’m still feeling like I was a bit hard on us with the Final Countdown this year, but I also feel like it did me more good than ever, so it was worth it. Things might finally be clicking and falling into place for me!
If you missed my last post on organizing (you can read it HERE), I went into a bit of detail about my own issues with organizing and some discoveries I’ve made over my years of trying. Things have slowly been getting better over the years, but with these new realizations, I feel like I’ve made a huge breakthrough, and things are going to keep getting better much faster.
Plus, I have a plan in place for keeping things under control from now on. It’s such a relief.
Part of my plan is to use my new deck of Organizing Cards each month. I talked about them in my last post, and if you’re interested in having a set of them, too, they’re available in my Etsy Shop. They’re not required to participate in the challenges — they’re just for fun, if you are like me and have to make things into a game in order to get yourself to take action!
The deck has 30 cards in it, each with an organizing task on it. There are a couple of repeats of the tasks I deemed the most important, and there are some hard ones, some easy ones, and some just-for-fun ones thrown in along the way. My plan is to shuffle the cards and draw one out every so often and work on the task I drew. I don’t necessarily have to finish the task in one session, but hopefully work on it and make some progress, no matter how small. By the time I’ve worked my way through the deck even once, things will be much better, and to get even more organized and stay that way, I can just keep working my way through the deck over and over!
Although I will be offering up lots of different tasks throughout the year, for our first Studio Organizing Challenge of February, I’m drawing a card and we’ll all do that task! Sometimes I’m gonna dream up something that isn’t on a card, cos I’m sure there will be extra things come up sometimes that I really need to do, and I’m all about dragging you all along with me!
So here we go. Our first February task is:
Heaven knows I’ve got plenty of piles to choose from! I think I’m gonna start with this one:
The fact that this pile is taller than my ironing table and has little off-shoots at the bottom like tree roots says a lot! It’s the biggest pile left in my sewing room, and if I get rid of it, it will move me further toward my goal of “clear floors”. While I’m at it, I’m gonna tackle the pile on the ironing board because my ironing board needs a new cover and I can’t replace it until I get the board cleared off. And I bought the cutest piece of canvas for it, so I’m excited to get it done!
I’m not kidding myself — it’s gonna take awhile. There are lots of projects in that pile, and I’ll probably feel the urge to work on some of them as I pluck them out of the pile. Some I know I will have to store away until later, but we’ll see what I can get done in a couple weeks, until time for the next challenge.
How about you?
Do you have a pile that’s particularly annoying to you? One that you would feel so much better about having gone?
I know I’ll be breathing a huge sigh of relief to have this one dealt with.