Are you finding that you are spending money on art supplies that you already have? When you are in the middle of a project do you find yourself wandering around trying to find what you need? In this article you will discover some easy art studio organizing tips that will help you save time and money.
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
There is no question that being organized will help you reduce unnecessary stress, save you time and even money.
You can accomplish more with a To-do List.
Your business will grow with a well written plan.
You can save money and time by being organized.
Art Studio Organizing
The definition of organize is to arrange into a structured whole; order.
I like to think of it as everything has a specific place. I call it, its “home”.
Once I have decided the best place for something, I make an effort to put it in its “home” once I am done using it.
After a few times it becomes a habit to put it back in its “home”.
It might seem that it is too much effort to put something in its designated area, but in reality it takes less effort in the long run.
How is it less effort in the long run?
You will not waste
time looking for it when you need it.
You will not have to waste time thinking where did I leave it last.
You will be able to concentrate on more important things like creating and selling art.
You will not waste extra time doing a weekly or monthly cleaning of large piles.
Art Studio Organizing Tips
As a graphite artist we are lucky that our supplies do not take up a large amount of room.
You will want to be organized for a couple of reasons.
You do not want to run out of supplies during a project.
You can reduce cost by not ordering supplies that you already have.
Storage for supplies
Each drawer has five separate compartments. The larger sections will hold about ten pencils and the smaller section will hold six pencils.
This box is great for your erasers, blending tools, sharpeners and other little items that you have.
By storing your supplies in these storage boxes you will always know where your supplies are and have an accurate inventory that will make ordering supplies a breeze.
This box is acid free and will hold 14 x 13 in. paper.
This will protect and store your paper.
An extra box will be perfect for your reference photos.
End of the work day
- At the end of the work day get in the habit of putting everything back in its “home”.
- Clean your drawing table
- Sharpen your pencils for the next day
By doing these three simple steps you will be ready to create when you sit down to draw.
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