Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scatter brained

Okay. I admit it. I am the least organized person I know. The saddest part of this is that I love anything that has to do with home organization. Drawers, bins, folders, files, pens, paper clips, shelves - I love them all and would easily drop hundreds of dollars if I had it just on organization products alone. If I do go all out and purchase a new shelf or something, I go and clean my studio. Everything goes in the proper place. All my fabric gets folded and put in it's own basket. Colored pencils get placed by color. And it all stays that way for approximately 2.5 seconds and then it goes into complete disarray and stays that way for most of the time. The only thing I can relatively keep organized are my scissors and that's because I am super neurotic about keeping paper scissors and fabric scissors separate. Partly I think it's because I have the attention span of a flea. I cannot concentrate on one medium. I like to paint, draw, sew, make jewelry and sometimes I even make sculptures. Thus I have about 18,000 art materials crammed into one itty bitty area in my basement. Although I threatened my husband the other day if I get any busier in my studio I was going to have to overtake some of the kid's play area (note - they really don't play down there much at all. Aaron is the only who sometimes goes down in the basement when he needs to escape the toddler.) So, I give up. I need to find a better way to organize and stay organize, but obviously I lack the discipline and time to keep it that way. Therefore I turn to you lovely people through my computer screen. What are your organizing techniques and how to you make yourself keep it that way?

Thanks a bunch. Smootches!


  1. I wish I could help you, but I am much like you. I have more tools and supplies than I need because I cannot find the ones I want when I need them! How many hammers does one girl need??? Part of it is that I am not the only one who uses them. My husband uses my tools and leaves them wherever - and then I can't find them. If you find the secret, let me know!!!

  2. what organizing techniques?
    Here's the bad news... mine are worse the older I get.