52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace – Do Something Creative

Assessing your current space to determine what’s working and what’s not is an important step toward planning the perfect craft room. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this week’s tips and tricks to help you do exactly that!

collage of craft room organization images with text: How to Plan Your Craft Room Quickly & EasilyWelcome to week two of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge. We survived week one, y’all! Go ahead and give each other a virtual high-five. You totally deserve it!

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Alright, did you manage to get your desk cleared off? Do you feel better already… Maybe, like a huge burden was lifted off your shoulders? Okay, so that might be a bit melodramatic, but you get the idea. I wanted you to start small and tackle something that would give you immediate results.

If you didn’t get to your desk last week, no worries. You can catch up this week. Psst… I didn’t get to mine either. We’re totally still working on the baseboard in my studio. 

The inspiration for this week’s challenge comes from My Love Affair With The Label Maker. This is an absolutely amazing blog created by a professional organizer who also happens to scrapbook.

I still occasionally refer to her awesome blog posts and I’ll definitely share a few throughout this challenge that I feel are especially relevant to what we’re working on. Of course, I want to say thanks so much to Stacy for putting all of this awesomeness out there on the internet, so that we can all benefit from it.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

This week, we’re going to do a space audit. Here’s how it works. You’re going to do something creative and while you’re at it, make some notes about what works and what doesn’t in your creative space.

Having an idea of how you work is huge when it comes to planning a creative space. Are you inspired by having lots of your stuff scattered around you or does too much clutter paralyze you? Are you constantly up and down and all around looking for stuff? Do you prefer to sit or stand while you create? Keep these questions in mind as you work through this week’s assignments.

Here’s your homework for this week. You have two assignments.

  • Create an inspiration board. I used Pinterest to create mine. As you work through these next few weeks, it really important for you to have at least a general idea of what you want to accomplish.
  • Start brainstorming. This week we’re going to start making decisions about what goes where in our creative spaces. It’s time to really think about things. Make a list of different types of supplies that you need to organize and brainstorm possible storage solutions. Don’t forget to check out the Facebook group for lots of awesome ideas.

Psst… If you haven’t already, you’re definitely going to want to come hang out with us in our 52 Weeks Facebook group. That’s where we’ll be chatting about the challenges and our creative spaces.

Just to review, here’s your to-do list for this week.

  • Answer the question of the week.
  • Create an inspiration board for your space.
  • Brainstorm possible storage solutions.

Leave a comment and share a link to your inspiration board.

Don’t forget to stop by next week for a new 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge!


  1. Would you please email me the 52 weeks of organizing? Can’t get it to print from FB. Thank you!

  2. Hi there! I am so excited about the 52 week challenge and joined the group. Would love to also get reminders and other emails you have to share! Thanks so much! Victoria

  3. Hi Cheryle! Glad you decided to join us! All of the printables are within that week’s post. Hope that helps! Have an awesome week!

  4. Hi there,
    I just saw your post on fb about the 52 week challenge for workspaces. I joined, but am wondering how I can get the printable week one sheet?

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