So, January got away from me, and here we are already halfway through February. 2020 has been a blur so far. But it IS my year to get organized, and I’ve been working pretty diligently toward that, even tho it’s going a lot slower than I’d like.
It might be safe to say that I’m never going to have one of those oh-so-photogenic, perfectly-organized, color-coordinated studios like you see on Pinterest (and really — who can work like that???). But I would like to have mine a bit clearer . . . (yep, still watching past episodes of Hoarders and cringing!)
My paper situation has only slightly changed. I guess I’m done with the trash part, and the paper that is left is stuff I have to deal with, and I haven’t had much time to deal with it. I think that may end up on a tracker for March!
This is the pile I was going to tackle this month:
Here’s what it looks like now:
Not too much difference. I still have quite a mess. Part of this will involve finishing cleaning out the file cabinet. I’m halfway through the last drawer, and once I get that done, I can put a lot of this pile away. Have I ever mentioned how much I abhor filing?
I try to designate about 3-4 hours once a week to Desk Day. I try to make it Monday, but that doesn’t always work out, and some weeks I don’t get to do it at all, or it’s a few minutes here and there for the most absolutely necessary office tasks. I’m hoping to get better at scheduling that. And once I get organized, perhaps I can fit in everything I need to do in 2 hours instead of 4 — time will tell!
But here we are, mid-February, and it’s time for the next organizing challenge. This month, I want to:
Here’s a current shot of it:
I can see from a quick count that there are at least 10 projects pinned up here, and it’s been this way for quite awhile. And that doesn’t count the 3 projects I removed from the wall before I remembered to take the photo!
My goal for this month is to either finish up or take down (and otherwise organize) those projects, and stop using my design wall as UFO storage.
How about you? Do you have a design wall? Is it clear? Does it only have your current project? Or are you using yours for project storage like I am?
If you don’t have a design wall, maybe now is the time to see if you can find a place for one, even a small one. They sure do come in handy — and I don’t mean for project storage — but as a place to lay out blocks and audition fabrics, etc.
My design wall is made of insulation board screwed to the wall, then covered with batting. While mine are permanently attached, you could make one that’s movable, so you can push it out of the way, if necessary. I’m getting ready to add another small one to the remaining clear wall in my sewing room. And I have plans to put up yet another small one in the room that’s not quite done being remodeled up here. One can never have enough design walls, right? Especially if you’re using them for UFO storage!
So there’s our task. Join me if you dare!
You can see all the Studio Organizing Challenges HERE.