Friday, February 15, 2019

Table of shame

I so badly want to get my craft room organized and cleaned. It would be so more efficient if I could actually find things. I spend a lot of time searching for a tool or wondering where I stored that supply. It gets frustrating when I know it's there somewhere but I just can't find it.

This table is just a fraction of the mess I have.



I could zoom out and show you the whole room but that would just be embarrassing. I go in there and one of two things happens. Either I get distracted by something I find and start playing or I just feel too overwhelmed by all the mess. There's probably a lot I should get rid of but do you know how hard it is for a crafter to throw away supplies?

Maybe I'll just dream about a clean and organized craft room.

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  1. Of course you cannot get it done if you try to do the whole thing at once, it is too overwhelming. One tip I have heard about is to just set a goal of five minutes a day. Easy to do, and it really adds up. And at least you will be getting something done every day.

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    1. I've tried the 5 minutes at a time before. I end up just moving the mess from one spot to another. Can't hurt to try again though

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  2. Trouble is it takes time to clean and there's always something more interesting to do, lol
    Briony
    x

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  3. I have an inkling, a messy craft room shows more efficiency than you think.

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    1. That might be true but I know I spend an awful lot of time searching for where I put things down at.

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  4. 'A busy desk is a sign of a busy mind'. Don't throw out anything because you'll need it the next day - I speak from experience. :)

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    1. I've done that, throw things away and then need them.

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  5. I know exactly how you feel, my space is a wreck at the moment.

    Happy Creating and less stressing. Do what you can, when you can.

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  6. my computer desk is small, i don't do crafts, but for some reason the desk is always the messiest place in the house. i think for both of us, the biggest mess is where we love to be the most. i saw Ginny said a little at a time, but i find that will not work, because in organizing you move one thing to another place and have to clear that place and that makes another place a mess. make a plan and do it! tha t is my motto, but then leaving it like it is for a long time is what i do.. just enjoy the mess, who cares since no one sees it but You

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  7. I always have to explain what I mean when I tell people I am super organized because I am the laziest person on the planet. I don't want to expend time and energy looking for things so I put them where they belong - I use something and then put it back. Saves me time and energy and frustration. When you get frustrated enough, then you'll organize the space - until then, enjoy the serendipity that comes from being distracted and playing instead of being purposeful.

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    1. That is true. My craft room usually gets a good cleaning when I'm totally fed up with the mess. I like the sound of that. I'll enjoy the serendipity.

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  8. I used to be organized, but not so much anymore and I don't care. It is what it is and I'm happy. We do what we do. I think Grace is on to something though.

    Have a fabulous day and tomorrow is a day off. That's something to look forward to. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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    1. I'm way more organized at work than I am at home. But I'm also way more organized in the rest of my house than I am in my craft room.

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  9. I feel good to be organized more. I had to clean my desk because I had a guest for lunch and that is also my table.LOL

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    1. LOL, That does make it a little more necessary to clean up the mess

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  10. You are not alone. This self-portrait by Richard Thompson is one of my favorites. Creativity is seldom tidy.

    I'm a great believer in storage boxes, and when my playpen (aka apartment) gets too messy or I can't find things, I start with one small area and make it look more tidy. It gives me the hope and courage to continue, a little bit at a time. Unless I get the urge to immerse myself in organizing/uncluttering for a few days and celebrate afterwards.

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    1. I have plenty of storage boxes in my craft room but my problem is returning items to the proper box (or any box for that matter) when I am done using them.

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  11. I get that!!!! I hate to throw anything away that has to do with crafting, too. A few months ago (after years of procrastinating) I went out and bought those cheap Walmart clear plastic boxes and set them down on the floor-all open and ready and started sorting-putting paints together, etc. I had so much I had to go buy more boxes but it is so worth it. Now to just make myself put things back where they belong when I am done with the project I am working on. For months I would just walk in there- look around and shut the door because it was so overwhelming. I got started by making myself think it was like a job I would get paid for....and in a way, it was. lol

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  12. When I moved here, I assumed that my spare room would be big enough - but all the walls have either window or door on them - and when I placed the then desk in there with chair - ooops no room for me!
    So now it's more a storage room, and I work around the edges of the combi living/dining room...
    I just had a big overhaul of certain things, putting many things together...and I feel a little better...

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  13. I've got plenty of room although it's not a huge room. My biggest problem is having too much stuff and not being good at putting things away where they belong when I'm done with them.

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  14. You know, I have a lot of drawers in my house that look like that. Heck I haven't even used my dresser for clothes because I put other things in the drawer. Let's say I have way to many junk drawers. I know the feeling on walking out of the room and being overwhelmed. I feel that everyday. I want so much to start cleaning them but I hide away on my computer to avoid it. God give us the strength to overcome our fear of cleaning up. One thing I know for sure is that when I actually start I will feel so great about myself and what I have accomplished. Let's do it!!!

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