If you've found this blog, it's likely from my post on my regular blog "Creating Everyday". I am embarking on a year long quest, to organize my life, studio and home. By organizing my life, I believe I will find greater inner peace, achieve creative freedom, and simplify my life.
My first organization challenge, is massive.
I need to organize my "room". It's my art, sewing, scrapbooking, stamping - anything creative - room.
In it's current state, it could be featured on an episode of Hoarders. It is that bad.
See for yourself.
Exhibits A - D
(In all of their wretched glory. Photos taken on 12/30/10.)
At first thought, achieving this task is overwhelming. But, by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable and measurable tasks, I believe I can conquer it. With that in mind, here are the tasks I want to accomplish this week.
- Everything needs to be up off of the floor. This means, everything on the floor is being put into the biggest, most available plastic lidded (meaning, I can find the darn lid) container, and stacked up. It's time for the carpet to see the light of day... or night... or the light from the ceiling fan.
- My workspace/desks need to be clear. This means that if the items do not have a readily accessible home or spot, they also go into the bins mentioned in item 1.
- Each of the permanent (meaning in a fixture) bins, baskets, boxes, and drawers need to be clearly labeled with their contents. This will aid in preparing for next week's tasks.