Lately, my business has been taking off rather quickly and I’ve found myself scrambling to keep everything together. Add a full time job and a 3 day a week class to that and I’m thisclose to losing my mind.
I have so many events, meetings, and classes coming up that I’m fairly close to showing up to the wrong place on the wrong day. And the paperwork! That’s the one thing I wasn’t prepared for when running my own business! I’ve got to go shopping ASAP for some better filing solutions, and my desk needs to expand by about 5 times. I’m so excited that I have all of this going on, but my organization needed some sprucing up.
This is what I’m working with…not too bad, I guess, but there’s always room for improvement. I’ve gotten a ton of use out of those great Martha dry erase decals, and next to them is a small square of cork (Walmart I think?) that is super accessible for little reminders. However, do you see that hot mess above the desk? Yeah, it occured to me when I was trying to find more wall space for a calendar that there was this whole bulletin board above me. Major blonde moment. I stuck all that stuff up there when we originally hung the bulletin board. Two years ago.
Anyways, I cleared that baby completely off and used some of the Mpix Instagrams that I’d ordered to redecorate it. Sidenote: I’ve always had the problem of overloading bulletin boards…I remember my parents telling me that if I’d only clean all the excess stuff off of them I’d have more room.
In all honesty, I don’t need all the room a big board provides (at least, not yet), so I figured this would be perfect. Plus, I can change out the pictures whenever I want. Oh, and obviously because I’m slightly OCD, I obviously painted all those thumbtacks one color.
I kept the most important pictures to me up, as well as a great printable calendar that has down all of my meetings, shoots, and sneak peeks, so now I’m slightly less crazy. Oh, and because I can never resist a good embarassing picture, here is this gem:
One of my favorite pictures of all time…me having a temper tantrum while holding a camera (obviously), while my sister picks her nose unconcerned. Great suspenders, by the way. And here is either the before or after:
I miss those glasses. So fly.
So there’s a quick organizational DIY for ya! Please tell me I’m not the only one with a crazy bulletin board problem!!