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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. Because I usually break them within the first week. But what I am doing is setting some achievable goals. One of those goals is to clean up the creative spaces in my home. I want to start the year off with a clean slate so to speak. Like a lot of people, I find that I am way more productive if my work area is neat and tidy. And they definitely are not neat and tidy. But that’s going to change this month. I am giving myself the whole month of January to get my act together and clean up my creative space. Let me tell you about the Clean Up Your Act Creative Space Reorganization Challenge.
My blogging besties and I are hosting the Clean Up Your Act; Creative Space Reorganization Challenge. Gail from My Repurposed Life, Debbie from Refresh Restyle, Kim from The Kim Six Fix, and Wendi from H2O Bungalow and I are all going to reorganize a creative space(s) in our homes and we are inviting you to join us!
Here’s how you can join in. Take a photo of a space in your home that needs cleaned up and reorganized and submit it to the linky party at the bottom of this post. This photo needs to be a “before” photo. Don’t worry – no judging! We’re all going to be keeping it real! Now go clean up your space during the month of January. Follow along as we provide weekly updates on our spaces. Then on January 30, we will all reveal our cleaned up and organized creative spaces including you! You will have until Noon EST on February 3 to submit a photo of your cleaned up and organized space. We will announce the winners on February 5.
We will be choosing winners based on the Most Dramatic Change (2 winners) and the Most Creative Use of Space (2 winners) and they will win one of the following prizes:
- Kreg K4 and a Starter Screw Set
- Kreg Rip Cut
- Homeright Finish Max Super
- RYOBI Super Combo Kit
We will also have random drawing prizes that include a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a customized hammer by My Repurposed Life, an original snarky design tee shirt by The Kim Six Fix, a handmade keyfob and cosmetic bag by Create & Babble, and a printed planner from Refresh Restyle.
*WINNERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND RESIDE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. Both a “before” and “after” photo must be submitted to be entered. Winners will be announced February 5 at Noon EST.
I am going to be cleaning up and reorganizing TWO spaces in my home. The first one is my office/craft room.
This is what you see as you enter. I know. Embarrassing.
This is the result of pre-Christmas mad dash-getting-everything-done-on-time chaos.
Oh this closet! It needs help!!!
I can’t get any work done in this mess!
I’m going to start by making piles. A “keep”, a “donate”, and a “toss”. Then we’ll see where that leads. One big goal that I have for this space (besides being able to see the floor ; ) : I want to create a workspace just for scrapbooking. I’m thinking about maybe taking down those cubbies on the right between the sewing machine and the heat press and building something there.
The second space that I will be working on is the workshop in my basement. I posted a video about it on my Facebook page. You can watch it here. I’m going to tackle that right after I watch this video about creating a Dream Workshop by RYOBI Nation!
You may be interested in some of these organizational tips that I have shared over the years and still use today:
Now it’s time for you to show us the creative space in your home that needs cleaned up and organized! Don’t be shy!
For my crafting/scrapbooking friends!
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