Walking by Inner Vision Blog
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
March Madness & The Clutter Dragon
With Winter nearly in the rearview mirror, I paused to have a look around in my office.
My office is a dual purpose room just one step down from our kitchen.
It is private, and it’s perfect for my little get-a-way place where I can work on writing projects, take care of incoming and outgoing mail. The wall shelves are ample storage for my knitting yarns, supplies, and binders for various purposes.
I have known for quite some time that it needs to be ORGANIZED again. Let the March madness begin – right here in this room, today.
Do you ever know that you know – you have to tear apart the entire room because it is just not working for you?
Over some time, this happens in a room where you spend a lot of time working. One day you have a look around, and you say, “I have to face it – unless I tear this whole room apart, it will never meet my needs because it needs to be
~I am thinking about how to ORGANIZE my OFFICE ~
I will begin to make my office more user-friendly. This room is my place on the planet. Therefore, I will take responsibility and make it work better for my use.
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” — Gary Snyder
This quote made me look around here in my world.
This room is where I write, take care of business matters, and store my yarns and everything related to knitting.
I asked, “How do I begin to take responsibility for making my office a better place?”
First, I looked at the knitting items and the yarns stored in labeled containers on a wall of shelves built just for that purpose. I get an A-plus for that part of the room!
Everything is in order, and I can find whatever I need quickly.
OK, now what about the rest of the room?
Somehow, it has become a cluttered mess, to be honest about that.
The more I considered the rest of the room, the more I knew I had to face the Clutter Dragon that had taken over. I see that most things are in labeled containers on shelves. However, they are not organized. Worse yet, I noticed the wasted space and boxes or objects stacked on the floor. Messy, I’d say.
First, I began to think about the wasted space. I saw that a little table in front of the large window was taking up space and that I needed to remove that table and get two carts that would be there instead. I ordered two Origami three-shelf rolling carts from HSN dot com.
My two carts arrived yesterday. The nice-looking carts fit perfectly into that spot by the window.
When I get it organized, I will post a photo of how it worked out for me.
Today, I will think of what to put on those six shelves.
I will keep in mind one thing ~
Like Things go with Like Things!
The six shelves will be far more helpful to me than the table that took up a lot of space and was a place where everything was just dumped or stacked. “No more dumping,” I say to myself!
I will figure out today just what will be on those two carts.
I will not be overwhelmed by trying to do too much today.
I will stay focused on only the six shelves. This job is enough for one day.
Do you have a space that was taken over by the Clutter Dragon?
I’d love to hear about it and what you are going to do to make it better.
We can face this March Madness together.
© 2021. Lynda McKinney Lambert. All rights reserved.
Week 1 – January 10 – 16 – Take a WALKING TOUR of my PRIVATE FIBER STUDIO – Here
Week 2 – January 17 – 23 – I shared a few photos of the paintings that are on the walls of my Fiber Studio. Here!
Week 3 – January 24 – 30 – Lynda takes visitors on a little tour of some of the 3-D Objects that are in her studio. Here.
Week 4 – January 31 – February 6…POETRY BOOKS on the Studio Shelves – Here
Week 4 – BONUS – February 7 – An Interview with Lynda – by American Printing House for the Blind. Here
Week 5 – February 7 – 13 – Publications and Winter Wonderland updates- Here!
Week 6 – February 14 – 20 – Valentine’s Week SALE – my chapbook on SALE now.. Here – ONLY 5 AVAILABLE THIS MORNING
Week 7 – February 21 – 27 – Inspirations from LOOKING at ART and ART BOOKS. Here.
Week 8 – February 28 – March 6 – I face the Clutter Dragon~ March Madness