Some people thrive in chaos. They can live with stuff helter skelter about the house- counters piled with things, surfaces covered with the congestion created by daily life- mail, receipts, keys, yesterday’s lunch remains still not out of the lunch box…
I hate that. I like order and structure and a place for everything and everything in it’s place. A lesson my father used to impart to me. I remember his tools in our basement- each had their place on the pegboard and he had old baby food jars screwed into the ceiling each holding their own size nail or screw. He knew where everything was.
The problem is, I don’t always put everything in it’s place, or even have a place for everything and so chaos ensues. Just before I went on my last trip, I had a small cleaning frenzy and did manage to clean up some of the piles.
It had gotten bad!
And now, since I cannot sew for a few days (or at least, I am supposed to keep this finger elevated which does make sewing challenging), I decided to look around and plan some more organization. So when I get back into a work zone, I won’t make as big a mess.
Or at least, that is the goal!
First up, my desk.
Here it is now, actually all cleaned up for you, but without a place to file some stuff (it is a good thing you can’t see under the desk!).
Usually, when I go to sit down at the desk, there is no place to work or even a place to put the computer down.
I think I want to make a pocket to hang on the wall next to the desk for mail. That would be a good place to start. What do the organizers say? Touch things once- then throw out, file….
Any suggestions? Are any of you really organized?
Next up will be what to do with scraps. I decided I am going to come up with a better system for scraps and for making some scrap quilts. I have a cool plan for sharing some scrap quilt tutorials.
I will post more about that plan soon.
In the meantime, it has taken forever to write this as I am used to typing with 2 hands and many fingers- not hunt and peck with one or two! So off to plan, ice, elevate….
Send me any organization tips you have- my small desk space and I need help!
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