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Let The Organizing Begin!


I’m in the very beginning stages of perhaps allowing for the smallest distant possibility that there is the tiniest chance that I may have too many toys. I’m not saying it. Yet. Just allowing for the potential that it might be the case.

I’m extremely good at fitting 10# of stuff in a 5# lb. bag. My workroom is a testament to that. But I may have reached its limit, as hard as it is for me to admit.

As I prepare for the new year, and my One Little Word – organize (yes, I know, it’s a four-letter word of the foulest sort!) – I need to get to the root of my disorganized world. And that root, I’m afraid, is too much stuff for the available space. The very fact that I’m saying that out loud sends chills down my spine. I am NOT a minimalist. I LOVE my stuff. Lots of it. But every once in awhile I need to at least touch base with reality, and the reality is I am, for all intents and purposes, out of room. I might could squish in a few more paints and stickers, and a few more rolls of washi tape…but seriously. I need to stop. At least for awhile.

All the planning calendars in the world are not going to help me stay on track if I don’t bring some order into my world.

But a big part of my problem is that as soon as I get rid of something, I need it – sometimes it’s just a matter of weeks, if not days. It’s uncanny.

So, my first priority in the new year (in addition to getting this luscious planner blinged out) is going to be to restore some order to the workroom – aka studio, scrapbook room, sewing room, play house, scary room.

I’m going to start with taking some photos. Yes, I’ve showed some in the past, but it’s gotten worse.

I’m not going to post them just yet. I’ll wait until I’ve got some “cleaned up ones” to show, as well, so I can preserve some portion of my dignity. If I can show some progress, I won’t feel like quite as big of a slug.

Well, just acknowledging that there is a problem is a good first step for me. And feeling anxious to get moving instead of dreading the whole idea is another. I’m making progress, and the new year isn’t even here yet! Yay, me!

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. I used to love that show where they dragged everything from two rooms out into the yard and made people “keep, donate, toss”. Sounds like you and the kids could have fun with that! Good luck, Janet!

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