We all want our creative spaces to be perfect. But, more often than not, we make mistakes that can hinder our productivity and creativity. In this blog post, we will share the seven biggest mistakes we made when organizing my creative space. Hopefully, by sharing our experience, you can avoid making these same mistakes in your own creative space!
1. Not creating separate workspaces for different activities.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is organizing my creative space was not creating separate workspaces for different activities. You would have our desk set up for writing, but then You would also have art supplies out and some other machine set up on the same table. This created a lot of clutter and made it difficult to focus on any one task.
If you want to be productive and creative in your space, it is important to create separate areas for different activities. Dedicate a specific table or desk to each activity and put everything else away when you’re not using it. This will help you stay focused on the task at hand and avoid distractions.
2. Using the same type of storage for every supply.
Another mistake you can make is using the same type of storage for every supply. You would have all of our pens and pencils in one container, all of our art supplies in another, and so on. This made it difficult to find what we were looking for and often led to frustration.
Instead of using the same type of storage for everything, try to use different types of storage for different items. For example, use baskets or bins for larger items and mason jars or pencil cups for smaller items. This will help you stay organized and make it easy to find what you need.
3. Purchasing containers before creating a plan.
A third mistake you can make is purchasing containers before we created a plan. You would see a cute storage container and buy it without thinking about what we were going to put in it. This often led to us having too many containers and not enough things to fill them.
Before you purchase any storage containers, take inventory of the items you need to store. This will help you determine the right size and type of container for each item. It will also save you money because you won’t be buying containers that you don’t need.
4. Not labeling the contents of storage containers.
A fourth mistake you can make is not labeling the contents of our storage containers. You would put everything in a container and then forget what was inside. This made it difficult to find what we were looking for and wasted a lot of time.
To avoid this mistake, be sure to label the contents of your storage containers. You can use a label maker or simply write on the lid with a permanent marker. This will help you stay organized and save time when you’re looking for something.
5. Not having a system for projects in progress.
The fifth mistake you can make is not having a system for projects in progress. You would start a project and then leave it out on our desk until it was finished. This created clutter and made it difficult to focus on other tasks.
To avoid this mistake, create a system for projects in progress. Dedicate a specific spot for unfinished projects and put everything away when you’re not working on it. This will help you stay organized and prevent your space from becoming cluttered.
6. Thinking that uncluttered is the same as organized.
The sixth mistake you can make is misconceptions about organization is that uncluttered is the same as organized. Just because a space is free of clutter doesn’t mean it’s organized. In fact, often times, spaces that are free of clutter are more chaotic because there’s no system in place.
An organized space is one that has a system in place for everything. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place. This might take some time to achieve, but it’s worth it in the end. Your space will be more functional and you’ll be less stressed.
7. Trying to do it all at once.
The last mistakes you can make is when organizing your space is trying to do it all at once. This will only lead to frustration and a sense of overwhelm. Instead, focus on one area at a time and take small steps.
Start with the area that is most important to you or the one that is causing you the most stress. Once you have that area under control, move on to the next one. Before you know it, your entire space will be organized.
There you have it! These are the seven biggest mistakes we made when we organized my creative space. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll be on your way to having a more functional and efficient space.