Saturday, March 31, 2007

This vacuum sucks!

5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a Dyson Slim Vacuum!

If I don't win it, hopefully a friend will.

Dyson Vacuums really suck. Go check out the contest.

Preplanning for my project

Organizing Junkie's challenge is about to start. She posted these preplanning questions.

1. What do I want the purpose of my room or area to be?
  • Creativity
  • Computing
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Digi-Scrapping
  • Present Wrapping
  • Present Storage
  • Bill Paying
  • Ironing
2. What do I need in or near the room to serve that purpose?
  • Computer
  • Sewing Machine
  • Work Space
  • Ironing Center
  • Project Storage
  • Gift Storage
  • Seating for me and guests

3. What can I remove from the room?
  • Toys
4. What problems do I see with the room?
  • No system for paperwork
  • Crummy shelves that make me unhappy
  • Pink Walls
  • Empty Baskets
  • No drapes / window treatments
5. What organizational tools might solve those problems?
  • In / Out Box and USE it!
  • Lock on door to keep people from dumping things in here
  • More shelves
6. What habits need to change to solve the organizational problems?
  • Procrastination
  • Messiness
  • Resentment of responsibility for bill paying
  • Putting things away when finished
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place
7. What kind of a budget do I have to create the organized room of my dreams?

I have been approved for
  • Paint
  • Shelves

I already have
  • Baskets
  • Fabric for window treatment

8. What kind of a timeline is necessary to organize the room?

30 Days! I've been challenged!

9. What is my plan of action?

This is the BIG question. So big, it'll be another post.

10. Who can I ask to help me with this?

Surferman is on notice that I'll be looking for help clearing the room and painting. I have a wonderful friend who is on board for some decorative painting. She's awesome.

I'm up for the challenge

My nest is a mess. My nest is what I affectionately call my studio, which is more important word for my craft room. I am so blessed to have a room of my own just for being creative.

Unfortunately my precious space has become over run and there isn't room in there to be creative anymore.

I am committed. I accept the challenge. Watch for pictures of my mess soon.