It’s time in my house, is it time in yours? I’m talking about getting it together to clean up your act and a creative space reorganization challenge. Not only am I tackling my own creative space, but a group of bloggers and generous sponsors got together to create the ultimate declutter and organize challenge! So consider this your personal invitation my friends.
I’m inviting you to reclaim, reorganize and re-beautify your creative space while I do the same with mine. This month is going to be about getting it all together and focusing on reclaiming lost space, getting organized and kicking clutter to the curb!
Thanks to our generous sponsors Ryobi, HomeRight and Kreg, we have some fabulous prizes to help motivate you to declutter and reorganize your space too! All you need to do is share a before picture and after photo! Easy, right? Read on for the the details.
The hectic schedule of working in the North House for the past year and the holidays has taken its toll on our home. Plus, over the past few years my work has just plain overflowed.
Overflowed into my living room.
Overflowed into my linen closet, and don’t even get me started on what a mess it is in the garage! It’s too scary to share more pics, but you get the idea I’m sure. Because we live in a small home, this mess feels even more daunting!
But, I can only tackle this one project or room at a time.
My Plan to Reorganize my Creative Space
I plan to organize my creative space so it’s not only easier to work in but prettier. I want to like being in there again. Who likes creating in a jumbled mess? I’m planning on moving unnecessary items like the freezer (how’d that get there anyway?) out to the garage to free up valuable work space, finding new ways to store my stuff and weed out what I don’t need anymore.
Heck, I may even treat myself to a new ceiling light fixture! It’s been a bulb on a socket since moving here in 2012 – yeah, that’s embarrassing.
While I don’t have all of my grand idea together yet, I do know that I need a few things to make my work place better and more organized.
I need lots of storage, I need more open space, a desk and a good flat surface to work on.
I’ve got until January 30th to get my studio in shape and share the big reveal with you guys. In the meantime, I’ll share the projects I’m using to make my goal of a decluttered creative space in 30 days.
Here’s how you can join in and declutter your creative space.
Take a photo of a space in your home that needs to be cleaned up and reorganized and submit it to the linky party at the bottom of this post.
This photo needs to be a “before” photo. Don’t worry – no judging!
We’re all going to be keeping it real! Follow along as we provide weekly updates on our spaces. Then on January 30, we will all reveal our cleaned up and organized creative spaces, and we want to see yours as well! You will have until Noon EST on February 3 to submit a photo of your cleaned up and organized space.
If you have difficulty uploading your picture I’ll be happy to help.
Every skill level has a chance to win!
We will be choosing winners based on the Most Dramatic Change (2 winners) and the Most Creative Use of Space (2 winners) and they will win one of the following prizes:
- Kreg K4 and a Starter Screw Set
- Kreg Rip Cut
- Homeright Finish Max Super
- RYOBI Super Combo Kit
We will also have random drawing prizes that include two $50 Amazon Gift Cards, a customized hammer by My Repurposed Life, an original snarky design tee shirt by The Kim Six Fix, a handmade key fob and bag by Create & Babble, and a printed planner from Refresh Restyle.
*WINNERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND RESIDE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. Both a “before” and “after” photo must be submitted to be entered.
We’ll announce all the winners on February 3rd, 2018!
Want to see what creative spaces my blogging friends are tackling this month?
Are you looking for workshop inspiration? Check out the Ryobi Dream Workshop for some amazing space saving ideas and storage and designs!
I’ve also listed some of my favorite organization and decluttering tips below just in case you need some inspiration.
Need to work on your kitchen? Try these favorite ways to organize a kitchen
Smart Kitchen Organization Tips
How to Organize a Small Kitchen and Get More Space
How to Organize Spices in a Small Kitchen
Organize Your Pantry For More Space
Smart Ways To Organize
Five Creative Ways to Deal With Sentimental Clutter
Small Home Organizing Strategies
Best Organization Tips for busy people
Tips for Decorating a small Space to Make it Feel Larger
Ready to get started? Upload Your Before Photo Here
Click on the link below and follow the directions to upload 1 before picture of the creative space you’re tackling in the Declutter Your Creative Space Challenge. Let me know if you need any help uploading or have questions.
Let’s get busy!
So…. share with me. List in the comment section below which space in your home needs a creative clean-up the most? Now go take that picture and get started!
Oh my this is going to be fun to follow along. I don’t even have a space of my own right now but I’m sure I’ll be getting lots of ideas from you.
Hi Mary! I’m working hard to declutter and organize my workspace. After being gone for almost 4 months to work on the North House it was an absolute mess! Now it’s time to tackle the clutter! I hope I have a few good ideas that will work for you too!Thanks so much for your note and visit my friend!!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Hey, Wendi! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Clean Up Your Act Craft Space Organization so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec. Happy Friday!!!
Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party
Lorelai! Thank you so very much!! It’s been fun watching the entries and makes me feel so much more “normal” haha… knowing that other people have clutter issues too! Again, thanks so much for the feature and all your hard work hosting!
Susan Isaacson says
I have been daydreaming & visualizing setting up my spare bedroom into my dream work space since I moved in – almost 3 years ago now! That room has been just about anything but my dream. I am so excited that I am finally going to have my very own bright & colorful, endlessly inspiring and obsessively organized creative wonderland. This challenge is an iNSPiRED idea ~ I LOVE IT! 🙂
Hi Susan and welcome to the fun! I Three year is a long time to wait for a special place to create. You must be so excited to be working on your space now. I can’t wait to see how you organize and create your finished space! Have fun & thanks so much for joining in with us 🙂
Michelle Leslie says
This is going to be such a fun challenge to follow. I need all the inspiration I can get to try tidy up my craft room. I’ve been avoiding it for way to long
Kirstin Troyer says
Thank you so much for the feature.