I want to craft but I keep procrastinating and doing other things than cleaning up my craft desk so that I can craft - I blog surf, do the dishes (yeah really!), read another chapter of my book, go for a walk - and I still keep avoiding what I need to do! I have some ideas running through my head that I would like to try but that still doesn't seem to be motivating me to tidy up so that I can get them out of my head and into something to share with you! Why is it is so hard to motivate ourselves to do something we know needs to be done so that we can do something we really enjoy - I don't understand myself sometimes!
Does anyone else suffer the same fate that I am suffering at the moment? If so, share with me what motivates you to do what needs to be done. Or do you have some advice on how to maintain a clearer craft space so that it doesn't look like a bomb has gone off on your craft desk and put bits of scrap paper all over, adhesives, tools etc all over the place? I even have some newly purchased items sitting in bags on my desk and not put away - I know I should do this as soon as I bring them into my craft room, but no I just dumped them on to my desk and left them there!
Share your tips with me on how you stay organised and focussed in your crafting area! I look around and can see some good organisational elements eg my towel rail that holds my punches which I can see at a glance, my sponge daubers that are labelled and stored by colour families in a divided storage container within easy reach, labelled drawers that hold my A4 cardstock by Stampin' Up! colour families, Whisper White, Glossy White, Very Vanilla and Neutral colours, my Color Caddy filled with ink pads by colour families and within easy reach, other drawers for watercolour paper/pencils, adhesives, cutting tools, embelishments etc. See I have some things organised. I look around and it just seems to be a bigger task - I know I should break it down in to stages or elements and try to organise those eg ribbons, cardstock scraps, DSP etc - but as I remember with my own children looking to clean their room, I am only seeing the big mess and not the way to break it down into achieveable chunks. See I can even do the self-talk in my head and here sharing with you but putting it into practice now that is another thing at the moment. I even tried to encourage my daughter to come and sort me (and my craft space) out as I seem to be better at organising others than myself.
So I put the challenge out there to those who stop by my blog - share with me your best organisational tips and when I put them into practice and get my crafting space organised I will share the photos here of my functional and tidy craft space!