Do you ever find you spend way too much time looking for stuff when you need to work on something? You have to put it all away so that if someone is coming over, the place isn’t such a mess? And then you can’t find anything when you need it?
Well, I was thinking I needed to organize my bear supplies so I didn’t have to shove them in all kinds of hidey holes in the event someone was coming over. The problem is that I make bears nearly year round, having huge spurts of business, and then slow downs. So if I put it all away, the next thing I know I’ve got a bunch more bear orders. Then I’m searching for everything all over again. It’s not my income. Even though it’s a business. It’s just something I love to do. But I don’t like how it makes my house look like a wreck–well, in the family room where I live. The rest of the house is neat.
But I want the family room to look that way too.
Before organizing bear supplies
Organizing embroidery threads by color
Bear Making Tools
Bear tags, ribbons for the tags, and cards for the final shipping of the bears. Oh, and the puppies thinking it was time to eat.
More bear making supplies
Treasure Chest for Steampunk and Dragon Bears and Wizard Bears
Suede for bear paws
Boxes with some of the bear supplies, and my wolf and jaguar books above them.
After getting organized. I still have the bears in a plastic tub that I’m working from. I might get another box so that even they can be hidden away.
Closed box when sitting on my coffee table as I’m working on bears, much neater
The other design
I already had all the plastic boxes I fit inside the boxes, only I had to organize them because I had everything mixed with everything else and spent tons of time always trying to find what I needed.
Now I can better see if I’m running out of some materials. Otherwise, I’d think I had tons of something, and lots of orders, and wait, what? No eyeballs? So this should help me with inventory control also. 🙂
I still have fur to cut out, but at least for all the other bear making supplies, this will keep them better organized, and dust free too!
Do you need to be better organized?
These were on sale at Michaels and were only about $8 per box for the bigger ones, less for the smaller ones. So I’m thrilled.
Have a great day!
Now that I’m organized, I need to get back to writing and work on two bears that are waiting for me in that plastic tub!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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