Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why is it so hard to stay organized?


I love organization.
When people ask me for three things to describe myself, "organized" is always there.

Yet, my craft supplies are sooooooooooooo unorganized.
Figure that one out :P

About 6 months ago, I get married and moved into our current, tiny, one-bedroom apartment. It's the second story of a small house--an old, small house.
The apartment isn't as bad as it could be, and we've tried to make the best of it: installing more shelves in the closet, vacuuming the shag carpet frequently, getting creative with furniture placement.

The bedroom is the biggest of the two rooms (vs. living room), so it's also my craft/sewing room.
Either I have too much fabric, lace, and such,
or I don't have enough storage containers,
or I'm not creative enough with the current organization.

So, Tuesday, I worked a lot on organizing.

I pulled boxes out of our little recycling bin and turned them into easy-open storage containers!
Then I sorted my non-fabric things: laces, trims, ribbons, elastic, velcro, thread, etc.
There were some little plastic drawers in a stack, so I pulled them out and put them next to my sewing machine. They are now filled with things I need while sewing (above mentioned non-fabric items), in-progress projects, and to-do projects (complete with notes!).

I'm so proud of myself!

But, the bedroom isn't any less messy.

Fast forward to Tuesday evening: we looked at a little 2-bedroom house . . . and we loved it!
Second bedroom = sewing room!!!!!!!!

The landlord is the theater prof at our college (we both just graduated), and, on the spot, he hooked me up with a job as a costume assistant for the winter musical at the local theater!

Let me say that again, I have a job!!!
It's only for 3 weeks or so, but it pays about $300 a week. Awesome.
This job will totally make up the difference in rent (for the winter months, at least) between our current apartment and this house.

I am so excited!!!!
This means, 
I can finally get organized!

As long as everything works for us to move, we'll stay in this house for a year and a half--until my husband goes to grad school. 
So I can settle in, mostly.

Whenever I doubt God's goodness and provision, remind me of this!!!!!


  1. Awesome! I'm so glad that you found a place AND found a cool job :-)

  2. Welcome to the BEST team, Faith. We're glad to have someone as creative as you.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has organizational issues. :) You would think with jewelry, it would be easier - NOT! There are so many little pieces to keep track of.


  3. Good job! My big excuse is that my house is too small. It's true!

  4. Hi Faith! Thanks for following my blog! I followed your link here and I am surprised to see that you are from Warsaw!(me too!) You have a cute blog and a great shop! You will enjoy the Besteam....I made some great friends there and learned alot!

  5. So glad you are getting a house! Don't let that fool you though. Sewing and craft items must be strewn around to inspire creativity--that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  6. Glad someone's getting organized (since it doesn't seem to be me!), and very excited about your new home. You have lots of fun things coming up in your life!
    I find though that as the space of your home expands, so does the 'stuff'.

  7. Congratulations! I agree with Sue, though. Creativity thrives in a little madness. ;)

  8. Aloha Faith,

    Connie here ( of your best team buddies! I love your blog..going to follow, I hope when you have the time, you will visit me

    You are so RIGHT about HIS provisions! How blessed we are!


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