Monday, January 11, 2010

Time Management

As I have been cruising around to other blogs I noticed a lot of people are very busy with New Year's Resolutions, making lists, cleaning and getting organized.
WHEW!
It sure makes me tired just to think about all that.  My sister even commented today that I need to clean my craft room.  I looked around and replied,
"No. I just need to get busy with the projects I have at hand."
Now that I have my desktop pc taking up resident on part of my work table, I tend to really multi-task.  I don't want to take any more time trying to get picture perfect organized.  I took that time last year and got the major stuff organized and I know where most of the important stuff is.  However, IF it is in a Special Place it will be revealed to me when I am looking for something else.
Any whoo......
I DON'T WANT TO CLEAN OR ORGANIZE!
I guess I am rebelling....
.....being lazy???......
No. I am calling it Time Management!
After I do what I call my "Mommy " jobs and other Priorities - the time I have in this tiny room is precious and I want to be able to work on my projects that I have bouncing around in my head. To others it may seem "messy", but I see Unfinished Projects.
Just think about it.....
If I had an half hour before picking up kids from school, I could.....
....finish some hand stitching...
....stuff a pillow...
...cut out a pattern...
....or whatever needs to be finished or worked on....
GUESS WHAT?!?
The more projects that I finish and get out of my way, I believe that my craft room will become a little more cleaner and a little bit more organized.
BECAUSE....
as I am working on this or that, I can put like stuff together - like all my corduroy in one tote and denim in another and label them-
AND MAYBE....
Mom's advice could work - "Put everything back in its place after you use it."
and MY FAVORITE....
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"  So what if it looks like a craft store bomb went off in your craft room as long as you have a safe exit route and room for a friend to join you in your crafting projects - YOU ARE OK!

5 comments:

Ammi said...

While said craft room is a mess, it is YOUR mess, to do with as YOU please. If it makes others uncomfortable then who cares, it isn't their room to work in. Like my bedroom for example, everyone tells me to clean it cause its a mess, so what it's my mess and I know where things are in there.

Starla said...

I like to think that the rest of my house isn't as crazy as my craft room because I don't really like messes or to be unorganized. I try to keep things in their own places as life is lived. I guess everyone needs that "free" place i.e. our craft rooms, bedrooms, etc....
*hugs*

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

awesome topics,
people differ,
you have your best interest in mind,
you are okay, then ignore the rest..

happy thinking your own thinking!
You Deserve The Best.

cindi said...

Ok...something is definitely wrong with my Google reader...I check that baby AT LEAST 3 times a day and I still haven't found this post there! UGH! A little voice told me to come look at your blog. So glad I did...and I'm honored when I am the friend invited to join you is this crafty space.

shareslife said...

I'm a little late to the game here, but i just wanted to show you a little support & say that i whole-heartedly agree! I am a messy person, often misplacing things, but as far as most of my crafts go - they are where they need to be in order to get finished! In time, your craft room may become a little cleaner as you finish more projects, but lets home it's never "spic & span" - that would mean you're out of things to do!