Can you believe it's Friday again already? I feel like this week went fast, but it could have something to do with the wonderful spring weather we have had, and if that's the reason, I won't complain. The last couple weeks I haven't only been digging in my garden and looking at fabric swatches, I have also been trying to get a bit more organized. In the behind-the-scenes sort of way. Designing and blogging are the fun parts. Creating and completing orders out are the have-to-right-now parts. Everything else I tend to put on my to-do lists over and over again - after I scratch off all those other things and deem I deserve a break.
But my business is taking on a bit of a new direction/s, and they are ones that I have been nudging it in for awhile. But as has been my experience in having my own business and learning on the fly, things seem to "suddenly" happen. No matter how much I think on it, plan for it, or try to learn before hand (and i do all of those things extensively to decide what i think will work for me or not - even though i still don't/won't know until i try), well, it just doesn't match the experience of learning while doing. But that's probably true for me in everything. I am much more of a hands-on learner. So now that I am in the stage of "doing" and/or for-real planning, I am realizing little things like having 7000 email messages in my inbox, many of which are three years old(!), is kind of not that organized, and leaves me feeling as cluttered as my inbox. So yesterday I spent a good 5 hours (waaa!) deleting, sorting, moving and flagging emails. And if I could have a new years resolution do-over it would be to do this one simple task of organizing and deleting emails immediately. Every. Day. After my 5 hours, though feeling tired and dry-eyed, I was also feeling inspired to keep organizing - later. Here are some workspace takeouts I found if you are in the office/workspace spring cleaning mood. Next on my list is to do the same thing but with my photos. eek.
+ First I love love love this studio workspace by Smitten Studio. It could be the white walls, the oh-so-tall vaulted ceilings, the wonderful plants, the super cute puppy. But I think what really sealed the lovin' feelings for me were the fabric swatches on the wall. Yes, I can imagine myself right there.
+ Before and After office transformation.
+ 31 Days of Spring Cleaning: Spring Clean Your Tech. This has, as you may have guessed, 31 ideas on cleaning up your gear, from setting up a cloud service to cleaning your camera lenses. I am definitely going to go through this list and make one of my own.
+ 25 Clever Ways to Keep Your Workspace Organized. Helpful ideas on desk Organization. I need to do this too.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!