Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Get Sorted

I've been reading all these tips on organizing your home, and office and craft room. Well I've been trying to do all that this last month. It's not happening. I've run out of house and garbage bags, and recycling containers and I'm still full. I loved Leslie's baggie suggestion, and Linda's magnetic board suggestion, and have incorporated both those. Then of course I have tupperware( which has expired for food use) and rubbermaid and all those Creative Memories sorting containers and now what. Everything is labeled and in appropriate locations and they have outgrown my facilities. I've gotten more ideas for projects than I know I will live long enough to complete. I've now decided that I must schedule completion of all these things. I've been very good at keeping notes for my book. I've kept notes for my garden. I've organized the data entry for my cookbook. I think I shall have to make a schedule like we had in high school. Then I could just rotate. Part of the creative process I think is handling all these supplies. If my sisters remember, whenever my mother had a break in sewing she would fold and re fold her fabric. The creative juices would flow. Well I'd love to see Carmi's or Sue Williamson's studio just to see if they work the way I do. Or do they have a more organized chaos. Both these ladies create wonderful works. And Leslie, well she is very creative, and organized, but as soon as we put things away, projects don't get completed. HELP!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Irenka, it is o.k. to live in "organized chaos", as long as you remember where everything is. You should see my study now - for the next three years my work office is moving to another location and we have been advised that our "new" location will have limited space. I have downsized my downsized files and have moved my essential "stuff" home because I know that when the school year starts our new facililty may not be operational and I will be scrambling for my resources. I do have organized chaos in my study, but I have labelled everything. Actually, I think I am more organized than ever. I have also reduced the amount of "stuff" I have and in some way, this may be preparing me for retirement from the college - I won't have as much to get rid of. Retirement = "scary" or the start of a new life. I think you should have the entire lower level to yourself to organize your projects - right near the washer and dryer. This could be the perfect hide-a-way and you can pretend you are doing laundry. AMS

Anonymous said...

Yes Ciocia - organized chaos is where its at - after all my whole life is this (however if you ask Mike - the organized part is a bit dicey). I read somewhere that the true sign of intelligence is a messy desk....
misia xoxo

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that being organized is a must for me. Ever since highschool, I couldn't do homework unless my room was neat. Misia's room use to ALWAYS be a disaster (mom can attest to this) during exams. I believe a bomb hitting her room would have been an improvement BUT she always seemed to get the job done...and well at that. So to each their own...whatever works for you!! Love you, Adi :)