Friday, July 23, 2010

Organizing My Life

I am the kind of person that when I buy something new, say a bunch of fabric, I bring it home and set it on the floor so I "can admire my purchase". After it has sat there for about a week I realize that I probably should put it away. The problem is that I don't really have a specific place for it...so I stuff it in my closet.

Consequently my whole sewing room has looked like a total mess for about a year and a half. Now you may think that I never was able to find anything...but that is not the case. Even though it looked like everything was all over and that I didn't know where anything was, I really did know where everything was...nobody else did...but what did that matter...*smile*

My mother has never really been happy with "my way of organizing"...or lack thereof, and she would always tell me "a place for everything and everything in its place." I have always wanted true order, but it seemed to daunting of a task, so I kept putting it off. Until...God started to work in my heart on the area of order. It seems that He always picks something that I am terrible at and says "work on this."

Thus began my project on Organizing My Life. *smile*

So I made a list of all the area's that I needed to work on...My time, money--I will take this opportunity to brag about my amazing computer...yes, it's a MacBook Pro...BEST EVER!!! And I have this little program called Numbers...and to keep this bunny trail short I will just say it has totally changed my view of keeping a budget and good records!! And not to be redundant but...my computer is AMAZING. Enough said---clothes, musical props and costumes, my sewing room, and the list goes on for a while;)

I will say that once I got started...it's hard to stop. De-cluttering is SO rewarding!! And to see all the musical props and costumes stacked in bins waiting to be used (instead of all over the house waiting to be lost) is a very refreshing sight indeed.

Anyway...my sewing room, since I use it constantly, was towards the top of my list. And so I started...
This is a nice picture of what my closet looked like before...


I realized that I had a LOT of patterns...don't even ask how many;)

But...2 days later, with help from my amazing organizer of a mother and sister, my sewing room was clean...


Doesn't that look refreshing?!!

It is a joy to sew in, and since "there is a place for everything" it makes cleaning up a whole lot easier!


"But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way."
1Cor 14:40

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Anna! You are an amazing inspiration! This looks fantastic. It makes me want to come work on a sewing project with you! **As I try not to get overwhelmed with all the Branson sewing that needs to be done in August**

I can totally identify with the first part of your post. *sigh* So! With organizing my money on the top of my list right now, would you kindly show me how to work "Numbers" on my way-cool-totally-amazingly-wonderful Mac??!

Love you!

Megan.Margaret said...

Macs (especially pros) are AMAZING! =) And congrats on getting all that organizing done. It is always so fun to go in rooms that are organized and tidy :) I've lately just had to throw everything in my room out, but that's not very conducive to having well, ANYTHING. lol

Sarah said...

Ah... yes Anna, it does look refreshing!! And WOW! I wish I had THAT many patterns!!!!

Ahh! I am SO aching to sew somthing!!! It's been months!! (okay, 2 weeks ago I wipped up a skirt for my little sister... but, that didn't COUNT!) :D I'm sure you know what I mean.... :)

Great job!

Sarah G.

9Browns said...

Wow! Looks wonderful. Can you come to my house next? : )

Love,
Mrs Brown

Grace said...

I have to agree with you about the Macs. I was given one this month and I'm in love! Especially with Numbers and Pages. Making spreadsheets has never been so fun!!!

Charity U said...

Beautiful! I love organizing...that kind of work is just what I like. (-: Looks like you had fun!

Anonymous said...

Your sewing closet looks amazing! I just LOVE organizing, and that project looks like it would have been a lot of fun, or in your case really rewarding!! I just decluttered my room and clostet a couple of weeks ago, and it truely is refreshing!

After reading your post I am now just itching to sew something, more than I was earlier :D

God Bless,
Morgan

Talya Raphaella Frankl (AKA Archangel Sandalphon) said...

I randomly found your blog and just wanted to say that you did an amazing job! Plus, I am friggin' envious of your amazing work space. ;) It looks beautiful. Happy creating and crafting.

www.talyaraphaella.com

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Yes, it certainly does look refreshing, Anna! Isn't it a joy to work in a newly organized space? I certainly need to organize my sewing things! :)

What a lovely sewing room! And your nice 'n' neat closet is so lovely. And wow, what a lot of patterns! :)

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth

Country love said...

What a cool blogpost! I like reading about how other people organize their life in various areas! Encouraging!

Caleb said...

I'm so proud of you!