Are you constantly searching for things because you don’t know where you left them? Is your office space filled with piles of papers and art? Do you feel like you have less time to create new art because your daily life feels like chaos? In this post, you will discover how to get rid of clutter and become a productive artist so you can start creating more art and generating more money.
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How To Become A Productive Artist
How much time do you think you waste during a day looking and searching for something you misplaced?
How many minutes does that add up for a week?
Even if it is just a few hours a week, wouldn’t you like to have that time back?
What would you do with an extra few hours a week?
Maybe you would enjoy reading a book, watching a movie you have always wanted to see, or relaxing with a glass of your favorite wine.
Or maybe you would like to take that extra time and use it for marketing your art online so you could build brand awareness and sell more art.
The piles of stuff you have around the house are preventing you from doing important tasks like painting or promoting your art on social media.
Until you can learn how to get rid of clutter, you will be wasting time out of your day scrambling for something you miss placed.
5 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Stuff
Do you want to know how to get rid of the clutter once and for all and start having control of your life?
Start with these five tips. The best way to get started is by focusing on one tip at a time. In just a few weeks you will no longer have to walk in a messy room or spend 30 minutes looking for something in your storage space. You will know exactly where everything is located in your home office and studio so you can get to work and not waste time digging through piles of physical clutter.
Put Things Away
This may sound obvious, but how many times have you finished a project and left art supplies, office supplies, cardboard boxes, coffee mugs, and other various things in your work area?
How many times have you looked for scissors or packing tape when it is time to ship a painting?
When you are finished with something, put it away. Putting things where they belong is the first step to becoming more organized. It will only take you a minute to put everything back, but it will take an hour trying to remember where you had it last. The easiest way to get things done faster is by knowing where everything is. A tidy space will allow you to have easier access to the supplies you need for projects.
Stuff Needs A Home
Everything needs a special place. A place where you will know where it will be when you need it.
It is difficult to put something away if you do not know where it belongs.
Designate a place for all of your possessions.
After you have decided where your items belong follow through with step one. Put things away. Take one day to organize your workspace. The bottom line is that after you have an organized space to work in you will feel positive energy every time you start working instead of starting your day with a lot of clutter.
Organize Your Storage Area
A storage area is a designated area for objects you are not using on a daily basis. For example shipping supplies, extra art supplies, and office supplies. Your dining room table, living room, or bedroom is not a place to leave stacks of papers or art supplies. You need to find a physical space to store extra supplies. Maybe you can use a hall closet for storage, or your basement but do not use your living space as your storage area.
Once you have decided where you will be storing your business products take some time to organize the area.
Later Never Comes
Stop fooling yourself by saying, I will take care of that later.
Later never comes. That is one reason why you have piles of stuff scattered around your home.
Your piles begin to grow when you do not put things back when you are done with them.
What will take a couple of minutes to put away after you use it will take you hours to clean later.
Wouldn’t you rather spend 5 hours at a beach instead of locked up in your house cleaning?
What you put away today will save you precious time tomorrow.
Do You Need That
Piles grow because you are bringing in more items in the house than you are discarding.
We all like to purchase things. But if you are trying to be more organized ask yourself “Do I really need this or is it something I just want?”
If it is something you need then purchase it.
If it is something you just want, then put it on the back-burner.
A good rule to follow is that if you bring an item in, you have to take an item out.
Doing this will not only help you to keep your home clutter-free but it will also help to keep extra money in your wallet.
Final Thoughts On Being A Productive Artist
Change is difficult and it takes time to learn a new routine. But if you would like to spend more time doing things you like to do versus spending a day in the garage cleaning, start working on the tips outlined above.
They are fairly simple but it will take some dedication and time to adapt.
In about a month you will realize you have a lot of extra time on your hands.
What are some organizing tips that work well for you?
Share them with us in the comment section below.
How to Get Rid of Clutter and Become a Productive Artist Overview:
- Put things away
- Stuff needs a home
- Organize your storage area
- Later never comes
- Do you need that