Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DOES YOUR WORKSPACE WORK?






When considering your workspace, here’s rule #1 ...   
If it feels right to you, it's right!

End of Rules.


When we moved to Atlanta from St. Louis at the end of 2003, I left behind a house with enough storage space to comfortably store three decades of collectibles gathered by a certified 'Collectoholic' . . . that would be yours truly!  More on my favorite collection at a later date . . .

I had started creating jewelry and selling locally about a year earlier, but had no special place to work. I used the kitchen table and would drag out all my tools and supplies each time I went to work, and got into the habit of cleaning everything up when I finished for the day. What was I thinking? Who needs a kitchen table, anyhow?

Well, old habits die hard, and even though I now have an entire second bedroom in the apartment for my office/workspace I still clean up at the end of a day I've spent creating  jewelry for my Shop on Etsy.

The cubicles stay on the messy side until I get sick of looking at it, but for the most part there's
a place for everything, and yada, yada, yada.

PS  All this storage space courtesy of my favorite Collection that is packed up and stored for the time being.


Two large windows provide excellent lighting


Cubicles hold paperwork, incoming supplies and finished jewelry . . . Do you see my Treasury Timer?

Shelving with glass doors keeps the most expensive supplies dust-free

Rolling cart has a canvas cover and contains gemstones and tools

Tower shelving containing sterling components and canvas-covered cart are portable


42 comments:

Inessa said...

WOW! You are so organized! I am embarrassed now.

asdesigns said...

Wow, you are sooo neat and organized. I wish I was like that.

galla15 said...

LMAO at the treasury timer!!!! And there is nothing wrong with a kitchen table, that is what I use :)) I love the canvas covered carts! It is so neat to see what everyone does!

New Hampshire Gardener said...

I am amazed at the neatness and order.

Denise Therese said...

I wish I had a workspace like THAT!

petite hermine said...

Wow, your work space is so neat! I'm also amazed at the uncluttered-ness as well! That's pretty amazing :)

BHG and Aulani Photo said...

I love the shelves!

CalliopeCreations said...

You are so efficient. My messes stay around for ages. I work on several things at one time and have them out in trays so I can look and mull and fiddle with the elements before I commit to what I'm doing.

Makes for a huge amount of clutter. I envy you.

KrystalsJewelry said...

awesome so organized!!!

Greenhouse Glassworks said...

Thanks for sharing, and giving us some insight into your workspace! Definetly neater than mine :)

MyHandmadeCrafts said...

wow! you are so neat and organized too! *envy*

Lissie said...

So organized! Lovely work area!
Lovely workspace! :)

new creationz said...

So classy and neat!!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Wow how organized and neat...think I will run and take my post down!

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

Your space looks great..organized and neat! Didn't know you were from STL...all my family lives there still and I grew up in that area!

Crystal Zacharias said...

Wow, you have a beautiful work space!

Terra Verde said...

I love your workspace!

Would you like to do a guest post about organization on my blog? I'm getting about 1,000 hits a month- hopefully it will bring some traffic to your shop!

magdamagda said...

great that your shelves are portable! I like to move things around in my sewing room, I could use a few of those!

Audrey said...

You are so organized!! I do have some ideas now for some of my stuff though!
Maybe my space will be that neat and tidy one day too :)

Lbtoyos said...

Oh! Can´t believe all this organization could exist... Green with envy... I´m really disorganized, your´s is great!!!

Belizean Beauty - Lady Dylana said...

So nice and neat. So organized and lots of space.

charmeddesign1012 said...

Can't believe how neat and organized you are, so jealous!

Linda B said...

I'm so jealous of your space, it's so neat and organized.

bountyofbeads said...

Your work space is way to nice and neat. Could be why your jewelry is all so beautiful. I thought mine was organzied until I saw yours..... LOL

Jana @ Treehouse Herbs said...

wow, so organized! envy... ;)
and i LOVE your timer - i usually set the one which is built in our oven...

bagsofblessing said...

I love it! I fail miserably at trying to stay organized!

Laura said...

Great workspace! I agree...the only thing that doesn't work is having to pick up everything daily. Either you won't create because you have to get out everything, or you won't pick it all up. I gave up half the dining room table for mine.

rachelkerr said...

Oh wow! I love how organized you are! It motivates me to clean my act up :)

Elemenopie Designs said...

I love that portable container! I REALLY think I am going to have to look for something like that!

Elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful set up. It's a great inspiration!!

Courtney said...

Amazing! Very organized! Wish mine looked like that :)

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

Wow, I am officially jealous of your space. I would really like a room devoted to my crafting work. I'm at the dining room table.... but at least I have a devoted closet!

Angels and Everlastings said...

Wow - everything is so neat and organized. Love it!

Kristi Michelle said...

you my dear are the epitome of organization. I bow to your superior neatness!!

Michelle said...

Oh how I dream of a space that works for me. Great organization!

Charlene said...

What a great space. And so organized.

Bead Lightning Jewelry said...

now THAT is organization! I am jealous of all your storage space

BijiBijoux said...

Beautiful place and very neat :)
Good for you!

CamillesCloset said...

You have given me so many Idea's on how to organize my stuff.

Charlene said...

Great work space, looks like you have plenty of room to grow too ;)

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Can you come over and help me organize my studio please??? :) I've gotten much better, but you definitely win. Thanks for sharing this!

I just came upon your blog and am so glad I did. It's lovely.

melissa

Glitterbird Glamour said...

LOVE the timer! Your space is wonderfully organized! The canvas cart is awesome, I need one of those!

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