Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Makeover: Making Over Your Workspace (Part Three)

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By now you should have--at the very least--a picture in your head of what your new space is going to look like. If you've been keeping up with your homework, then you've evaluated your current space, as well as, your supplies and you've developed a plan of it's time to Take Action!

Start by Making Sure You Have Everything You Need

Do you have everything you think you'll need for your new space, including adequate storage, lighting and workspace?  Remember you don't have to go out and buy all new things.  Think about things you already have that you can re-purpose.  For old dining room table might make an excellent new work table or those leftover canning jars could be just what you need to house some of your supplies. Keep an open mind and you'd be surprised!

Then, Create Workstations Within Your Space

Set up separate spaces for different tasks so that you can work efficiently within your space.  Depending on the amount of space you have and the different types of crafting you're involved in--you may want to consider creating a computer station, a sewing station, or an art station in addition to your primary work surface. Or if a lack of space does not allow for this, then plan for a single work station that can be easily reset for different tasks.

Next, Stock Your Workstations With the Necessary Supplies

Using your available storage, begin stocking each station with the supplies you'll need.  Make sure your supplies are easily accessible.  If your supplies are not visible you may want to consider clearly labeling their containers so you know where things are and equally important--where to put them back!    

Finally, Give Your Space a Polished Look By Adding the Finishing Touches

Whether this means hanging photos of your children on the wall or adorning your new space with a fresh coat of paint or even arranging your fabulous vintage collectibles throughout, don't forget to surround yourself with a few things that will inspire you to create!

If your just joining us, check out Part One and Part Two of this series. And don't forget to tune in next Monday for the final part in this series: Taking Time!


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