Step 11 – Organize Your Stations
Considering the difficulty of the last task, I thought I would give you the weekend off
and I needed the weekend off!
Today we are going to work on our stations. I consider my stations to be anywhere that I work. It can be your desk, your couch, your bed, depending on what you do most of the time will depend on your station. For example, a cook’s station would probably be the kitchen. So, I want you to figure out where you do most of your work and that is going to be the area we are going to concentrate on. If you don’t have a designated place where you are comfortable, and have all your items in one spot then you can use this opportunity to build you a station.
I have 2 stations that I am going to work on. One is my desk and the other is my laptop bag which is for when I am working in bed or the living room (it is a bit of a “traveling” station)
Step 1 – Locate your station
This should be a place that no one else messes with. Make it comfortable and decorate it with exactly what you like! I found a cute little desk at a garage sale that works perfect for me and then we have our family desk in the dining room.
Step 2 – Clean off your station
Rid it of anything that is not yours. Your husband’s magazines newspapers will have to find a different home! This should be your special place. Where the “magic” happens!
Put everything from your station in a laundry basket or a big tub.
Step 3 – Make sure your station has necessary items
Here are a few items to consider:
- Good lighting
- All of the tools needed to do your job or hobby
- Shelves if needed
- Bulletin board
- Trash can
- Post-it notes
- Pens and paper
Step 4 – Organize your station
I will use my desk as an example…
It is my “craft” station. Above it, I have an old pallet hanging for decoration and extra storage. On the side, I have my dad’s old trap box that I have made a shelf out of. I have one drawer for my jewelry making equipment. I have a drawer for my tools. One drawer holds all of my journaling supplies. One drawer holds all of my fabrics and then I have a drawer for all pens, pencils, markers, and colors. I use mason jars and paper boxes to hold extra items that sit on the pallet shelf. They help keep things organize as well as provide extra décor.
Figure out a system that will work for you in your station and do it.
Here are some other ideas for building and organizing your station
Now for my laptop/blogging bag…It has my laptop, iPad, planner and my notebook full of blogging notes. I also have a pencil bag full of highlighters, pens pencils and markers.
This bag has everything that I need to sit down and work on my blog or my school work. If you have a travel station, like this, make sure that you include everything that you use on a regular basis so that you won’t have to be getting up and down, because you know what happens when you have to get up…you get sidetracked!
Today should’ve been pretty easy…now enjoy your stations!