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Getting Organized

After organizing a lot of my bear stuff, I finally got around to hanging some stuff up too!! I still need to hang up a mop and broom holder, but I really need to get to word count, and I think I’ll hang the broom holder up when the garage isn’t so hot, like this fall.

I love using space that otherwise wouldn’t be used for anything. The wrapping papers were sitting on the floor of the bedroom closet, but this was a space above the door in the closet that can’t be used for anything, so perfect for a pegboard. I’m used to having an attic where I could stuff things. I don’t now, so I just need to do a better job organizing stuff. I spend WAY too much time looking for things I know I have.

What about you?

Off to write. 12,000 done! Have a super, wonderful day, what’s left of it anyway!!!

Terry

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Happy 4th!! & Organizing the Clutter!

Okay, so why didn’t I schedule a day off from writing for the holiday????? I’ll be having a barbecue at my daughter and SIL’s and we’ll watch a movie later this afternoon. Baby will be in the wading pool, so I’ll try and take pictures.

Besides needing to get word count (at 8,000 already!!!–see it adds up when I just sit my patootie down and write), I’ve been majorly overhauling my bear materials’ bins. Moving is a great way to clean out stuff. BUT, it also meant that I was way behind on book deadlines and had more bear orders I was trying to finish up, organize the house, etc, etc, etc, and 2 1/2 years later, I’m finally making some of my dressed bears. Which means constantly searching through big opaque plastic tubs for materials.

Sooooooo, I have been organizing, and organizing, and organizing, and I really love doing that!!! Because now I can really find stuff! Woohoo!!! And I don’t have to buy more stuff, thinking I don’t already have it. Or…I need to order stuff, now realizing I’m getting short on supplies.

Now, before I moved, I had cut out dragon wizard cloaks, top halves, but in the move and shoving everything away in boxes (it was a total nightmare at the very end as I was running out of time), I decided it was time to make up the cloaks and guess what???? Missing cloak halves. Naturally. Some I have the full sets on. Yay! So as I go through and continue to organize, hopefully I’ll find the other pieces!

I finished 3 Steampunk Bears. Flo Featherspoon is sold. Patriotic Patrick was sold. He’s my 4th of July Bear! The other two are $69 each. Each is completely unique and comes with a working miniature pocket watch.

Okay, off to write and organize. It’s pouring out. Yay! We so needed the rain.

Hope your day is great!!! Happy 4th!! Mine is getting more clutter free. Yay!

Terry

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What a Mess! Time to Get Organized!

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

Before organizing bear supplies

Organizing embroidery threads by color

Organizing embroidery threads by color

Bear Making Tools

Bear Making Tools

Bear tags, ribbons for the tags, and cards for the final shipping of the bears.

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

More bear making supplies

Treasure Chest for Steampunk and Dragon Bears and Wizard Bears

Treasure Chest for Steampunk and Dragon Bears and Wizard Bears

Suede for bear paws

Suede for bear paws

Boxes with some of the bear supplies, and my wolf and jaguar books above them.

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.

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

Closed box when sitting on my coffee table as I’m working on bears, much neater

The other design

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!

🙂 <3

Terry

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