Plan the perfect craft room using these tips and tricks! You’re definitely not going to want to miss this craft room organizing challenge!
Welcome to week one of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge. Guess what y’all! This month we’re planning our creative spaces. Isn’t that exciting?
We’re going to get started by making a few simple changes. Our to-do list for this week is quick and easy. It’s all about creating new habits. If you start doing the same few things every day, sooner or later you’ll do them without even thinking about it.
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Anyone can get organized, but you have to create new habits to actually stay organized. And if you don’t, you’ll probably be joining us again next year. Not that I’m necessarily planning on there being a next year, but you know what I mean.
- Take before pictures. It doesn’t matter if your space is a disaster. That’s actually kind of the point. Throughout the next year, you’re going to want to give up more than once and the easiest way to talk yourself down is to take a good, hard look at just how far you’ve come. Print them and put them with your weekly checklist.
- Get a binder or notebook. This is where you’re going to make notes and keep your printables. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’re going to be doing a lot of brainstorming. We’ll talk more about this later, but for right now, just find something you’re not going to get sick of looking at any time soon.
- Find a basket or bin. Not just any basket or bin, though. It’s gotta be something you’re head over heels in love with because you’re going to be using it a lot during this challenge. This is where you’re going to keep everything that doesn’t belong. If you find something that’s out of place, you’ll put it in the basket.
- Clean off your desk. Right now, I honestly don’t care what you do with everything that’s on it, just make some space. If you feel motivated to put it all away, bonus points for you. Either way, you need somewhere to work through these challenges and your desk is the most logical choice.
Here’s the deal. From this point forward, you’re going to commit to spending 5-10 minutes in your craft workspace once or twice each day. During that time, you’re going to clean off your desk and put everything that’s ended up in your basket or bin where it actually belongs.
In other words, let’s keep the clutter from getting even more out of hand, at least as much as we can. You know, considering… If you actually do this regularly, it really will only take a few minutes.
You’re probably sitting there thinking I’m crazy and that’s fine. Try it for a week, though. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish.
It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get everything finished in that time, especially when it comes to organizing things like paper and digital photos, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Are you still with me?
Here’s your homework for this week. You have two assignments.
- Promise yourself that you will get organized. There are over 50k of us in the Facebook group now. Let’s encourage and inspire one another. Each and every one of us can do this. No turning back.
- Make a few notes about what you have versus what you want and what you’re hoping to accomplish by working through these challenges. We’re going to spend the next few weeks refining our goals and putting together a plan.
Psst… If you haven’t already, you’re definitely going to want to come hang out with us in the 52 Weeks Facebook group. That’s where we’ll be chatting about the craft workspace challenges and our creative spaces.
Just to review, here’s your to-do list for this week.
- Take before pictures.
- Answer the question of the week.
- Get a binder or a tablet.
- Find a basket or bin.
- Clean off your desk.
What are you hoping to accomplish by working through these challenges? Leave a comment and share.
Don’t forget to stop by next week for a new 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge!