Today is the first day of my New Year, and I’ve been killing it. We had a wonderful time with friends over the weekend, and I’ll post about that later, but today, today we have me killing it. As many of you will recall, productivity is my drug of choice, and today has been productivity all day long.
In part that is because a fellow blogger of mine challenged me to explain exactly how I “get it all done.” So this week I will be inventorying what I do each day and approximately how much time it takes. The terror of having my day to day activities cataloged for all the world to see is putting the fire under me. Which brings me to my 8:30 to 9:15pm project: organizing the art room storage shelf.
I wish I had taken a picture of the real before which included about twice the amount of stuff you see here. That other stuff was pure garbage and old art projects that had to be chucked. So even this before is pretty great compared to the state it was in after my kids and our house guests had their wicked way with it.
First things first. I laid out a bunch of bins I bought at Target for about $1.50 each.
Then I sorted through everything throwing away yet more miscellany.
Now came the tough part. Do I suddenly become a labeler? I’ve never been a real labeler with cutesy printed labels. It sure would be awesome if I were a labeler. Maybe I pause the whole project here and buy some labels and design them and print them. And then in 2018 when I get back to this project, it will be amazing! Or maybe I just grab some “Hello, My Name is ____.” stickers that I found in the shelf and slap those on. Perfection or completion? Yeah, I took out a Sharpie and scrawled the categories on them. I don’t even have a cute handwriting font like the other moms.
But what I do have is an organized art shelf in 45 minutes, baby.
P.S. I love my unfinished art room for the kids. It was one of the great decisions of my designing phase.
I look at tile every time I go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and think about finishing the art room, but no. Just breathe and let them destroy it, I tell myself. Let them spill paint on the floor and mark up the unfortunately white table, and draw on the drawing wall. And then you can take a picture of it and prove to the world that you are a very laid back Mom just letting your children’s imaginations rule their childhood. Perfect.