Friday, January 1, 2010

Get Organized Challenge -- Week One

“Cluttered surroundings create a chaotic environment, an extra level of static in our brains that can only hinder our creativity and enjoyment of what we are doing”

Over the course of the next 10 weeks we are going to Get Organized. This plan is designed for scrapbooking but I know it will work well, with minor adjustments, for whatever craft you love.

Week 1

Take a photo of your work space right now. Don’t tidy it up or remove that empty chocolate bar wrapper. Leave that coffee cup ring exactly where it is. What does your work space look like at this exact minute in time? Now post that photo to http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/crafting_made_simple/photos/album/1828921187/pic/list I will be rewarding the Messiest Scrapper Award – a copy of the “Get Organized” Challenge cd from Cropper Hopper—to the person with the absolutely messiest space.

We need to start the year off right with a clean slate . . . or in this case a clean workspace. Clear you work space completely. What to do with everything on your desk or table? Set up some boxes or baskets: one for things that don’t have a place yet, one for yard sale, one for donations. Put everything away if it already has a home or into one of these 3 boxes. Now scrub! Clean every blob of glue and scrap of paper off your work space. Look at that shine!! Take another photo and share it with us at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/crafting_made_simple/photos/album/1828921187/pic/list

That’s it for this week. You are now ready to join in the 6th Annual New Year’s Day Online Crop at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/crafting_made_simple/