Have you ever had one of those days where you are focused and determined to get some work done. Only to have to stop and fiddle around the room or studio looking for your tools? It drives me crazy, that I spend the next few mins looking for my tools! Especially my mechanical pen, that my children tend to love to use! lol I thought about buying them in bulk!
My question for you is, where are your tools? I spent a good month or two. Organizing my working space. I began with my paper patterns. Then I organized my threads, trims and scissors and then I tackled my sewing books. Finally, I tackled ALL of my fabric!
When organizing your area, you want to make sure you keep your most important tools close to you and in hands reach. You can use all sorts of containers to hold your pencils, pens, rulers, fabric, craft paper. Get creative with your space. Find containers in your favorite color. Create an accent wall with cool hanging containers to store your items. Remember everything should have a place in your studio. If you need more space remember you can buy more storage containers, big and small.
Something else you can create for your space, and I have actually made this, is a thread peg board.
I found the project on Pinterest
This project was a very easy peasy project and a great weekend project. When I completed the peg board I hung it on my wall and I loaded up the board with ALL my cone thread and I even grouped them together according to color. Afterwards, I was able to throw away ALL my boxes that I used to store my thread. Instantly, my working space opened up.
A few more things I did. I hung ALL my rulers on the wall next to my machines. I made sure I have a pair of snippers next to each machine. I have recycled an old pencil holder and used it to store my scissors, pens, markers etc. My cutting table is a movable table that I can fold away at any time.
I am so pleased with my space and how much more efficient my sewing/ working space has become.
Below is a picture of my ideal blogging/working space. I love the color combo and how organized it is. It is a great use of wall space and well organized.
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Remember when your tools are close at hand you will be able to become even more productive.
As always, Keep Sewing, Keep Creating.