Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chatting the day away :D Self published Authors Facebook Page


Self Published Authors has been kind enough to offer me a spot TODAY !!  September 16th, 2014. I'm scheduled between 8:30 PM and 4:30 PM MST, and I have hourly topics and will answer any questions. So come join the chat. Can't wait to see you there!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Here are a few youtube videos that helped me with creating dyi storage for organizing. It is great and gives you a sense of pride to create something that you use everyday.

                                                             Art Inventory Binder

DYI Organizing boxes

I used these three ideas and altered them to meet my needs. A great source is Youtube but also Pinterest. Happy Organizing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review and Cleaning / Organizing Grid List

Review of important items for Organizing

  • First - you need a label maker (so you can see where everything is at a glance)
  • Second- you need boxes of multiple sizes (shoe boxes work great and they are readily available)
  • Third - you have to have a trash can available and (don't be afraid to use it)
  • Fourth - Use big boxes to organize different sections (One box for art supplies, one box for fabric, one for beads)
  • Fifth and Final - you should try to have a sense of humor and patience - (it will all work out in the end)

Cleaning / Organizing Grid

Ok now that we did a quick list of the things you need you need to decide how to attack the problem.

Some people like list and I am one of them but when I am organizing I use a grid system along with list and I keep a handy dandy notebook  (can you tell I have kids) at hand. That way I can write down what I need to get to help me and make list for each quadrant.

This is for my studio - each quad represents something in my room - a shelf, the desk, etc.
You can do this for the entire house.
What I do --- I focus on one quad a day. Then it is not so overwhelming. I use the quads when cleaning and organizing. If this was my house I would do 2 quads a day to clean and if I cleaned every week - each quad would take me 1/2 hour max.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Organizing Quotes of the Month

Organizing Quotes of the Month

I think Organizing your home, time and life is really about a frame of mind. It takes determination to make chaos have order. With three kids -believe me I know. These are a few of my favorite quotes of the day.

Organization isn't about perfection it's about efficiency, reducing stress, & clutter, saving time & money & improving your overall quality of life. -- Christina Scalise

Organizing is really just one big game of Tetris. -- Alejandra

For ever minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. -- Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Key Item for Organizing: trash can

Organizing : Key Item

You can click on the image on the sidebar to go to amazon link.

This may seem funny and of course it is common sense to have one. But you will need one while organizing and it is always good to have close.

 In this step you want to have your trash can, and a line of boxes. Each with a name on them. Give away, fabric, paints, books, etc.

So my suggestion is to go through everything, and find it a permanent home. It will make your projects go faster if you know where things are. Good luck

Here are some pictures of this concept. :D


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Organizing Art Studio - Key Item - Boxes

Organizing : Key Item

You can click on the image on the sidebar to go to amazon link.

Key Items : Boxes of Multiple Sizes

I use 12 quart plastic boxes for storage in my art studio.

 I label each one and it keeps me organized.

You should also gather other types of boxes:

        shoe boxes
        shipping boxes
        food boxes (cereal, cracker, etc)

These will be the beginning of your organization system. My suggestion is to also get shipping tape, decorative duck tape, and get ready to use your label maker.

Here are some pictures of my boxes in my studio. :D


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Organizing Art Studio - Key Item - Label Maker

Organizing : Key Item
You can click on the image on the sidebar to go to amazon link.

This is the label maker that I have and I will say that I love it.

 It makes me happy to see the labels in my studio and home.

It makes life easier, especially with kids.

So my suggestion is to get a label maker and this is a great one to start with. I have had mine for years.

Here are some pictures of my labeled studio. :D