I am NOT a type A personality. I am messy, unorganized, and have a touch of the absent-minded-professor syndrome in my brain. I tend to be pretty spontaneous when it comes to tackling my list of crafting need-tos. Of course, you know what that means: the things I really, really don’t want to do get pushed aside. I opt to work on my more favorable tasks, like making pretty new items! Cleaning/organizing my art room? Boooooooooooo!
Of course, there comes a point when the mess becomes too much, and is hard to work around. When it takes me longer to dig out and find the supplies I need to make an item than it does to make the actual item, it’s a problem in need of some dealing. Finally, after it gets so bad, and then some, I get to work.
Cranking Rob Zombie helps make the dreaded chore a little easier. I organize by putting small findings and groups of beads into my little plastic storage units, ideally in groups where they can easily be located (and labeled), and the larger masses of fabric and artificial flowers into large plastic bins, grouped by color or texture (and again, labeled for easy-to-be-found convenience in the future.) Not perfect, but much improved, wouldn’t you say? Now I can get back to my favorite part: making pretty things. Let’s see if I can last a WEEK before trashing the place all over again!