The Holy-Grail: Organization

Yes, I rearrange. A lot. Just ask my family.

But did you know that I was born without the organizing gene? Yup it’s true. I get a big fat ‘F’ when it comes to planning and arranging. I’m more of a ‘big-picture’ kind of gal.

Well, after the last craft show that I did, I knew things had to change. I wore myself out getting ready (at the last minute) for the show.  I spent most of my work time hunting down tools and supplies. I was so exhausted that I fell ill right after the show and was down for most of last week.  I knew it was time to get organized. For real this time.

I am learning that being organized is a learned habit, and the only way you learn it is to practice it.  So I am doing the hard work. You know, the not-so-fun part where you have to make some hard decisions. What to keep, toss, donate. What items go together and should be grouped together. Labels!

It has been said (and I firmly believe) that “clutter is delayed decision-making”  During this process, I often found myself clutching some random object, wondering how to store it.  Then it would dawn on me that I didn’t have to keep it. I could just toss it! Once that decision was made, I realized I wasn’t really attached to that object anyway, it just hadn’t occurred to me to decide to decide.

So with the newfound wisdom, I tackled my craft space, one corner, one storage furniture piece at a time. I purged, purged, and purged some more. And you know what? I realized I didn’t even need the half the storage items I had in the space.

I’m thinking it now looks like those pictures I’ve so often drooled over online.  More pics to come (camera ran out of juice).

 

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The big giant table, a work in progress…but more on that later.

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