Yes, believe it or not, some of us here are guilty of wallowing in one huge beady mess and we’ve decided it’s time to do something about it. We’ve challenged ourselves (and each other) to have a spring clean and get it sorted and to make sure we do, we’re sharing photos with you here in the hope of shaming ourselves into action! We have one month to get these studios ship-shape before we post new pictures of them all looking clean and sparkly like our beads.
Now as you’ll see some of us are worse than others and some of us have excuses…but there is definitely a common theme here…
Diana – “Half the office, half the mess. Yes, that’s my childhood Cabbage Patch doll on the desk. Even she is annoyed that my desk and chair are currently unusable. My first goal is to make it so I can actually work at this desk again. Sitting on the floor is getting old…and it hurts my back.”
“The other half of my messy office…”
Lindsay – ‘My living Room…I mean Bead Room. There was floor less than a week ago. Apparently my recovery period 5lb weight limit only applies to putting things away.”
Jennifer – “I don’t even know where to start…”
Linda – ‘This is supposedly my jewelry design table. But um, no space to design.”
“My clay area has been invaded by encroaching bead minions.”
Some team members tell us are not quite as messy as others…
Caroline – “This is tidy (unless you listen to my husband) You will note that you can see loads of table!”
Karen – “I’m not normally this messy. I blame it on shop update frenzy!”
Jenny – “Organized chaos. And still room to work.”
And then of course there’s me and I definitely fall into the tidy category….NOT!
I haven’t made any jewellery for a while so my work table has become a bit of a dumping ground…or could that be that I’ve not made any jewellery because it’s become a dumping ground…?
My clay bench is pretty messy to but to be fair I was actually working there when this was taken…
And as for this area the less said the better I think!
So please do come back in a months time and see what progress we’ve made…I suspect that in my case there will be more than one clean up before then! If you have any great tips for keeping unruly work spaces in order then please…do let us know because we need all the help we can get.