Transformation 2010 - Getting Started

Join me in welcoming the first guest blogger of the year - Pam Moore. On the left side bar read about about Pam and what she is going to bring to my blog this year. Her first series of posts will run every Tuesday during January, featuring the amazing transformation of my studio space.
Thanks Pam!

Transformation 2010

I would like to start this guest blog experience by saying thank you to Valerie for giving me this opportunity.

Each new year we start with good intention to follow through on a goal we set for ourselves. Often we get off track and another goal bites the dust. I say we because I am guilty of this reality.

Early in December, while preparing to engage in an annual task, I realized the task I was doing was a goal I set for myself at the beginning of 1997. My plan for the end of the year was to assess how it worked for me and if I would continue into the next year. I do not remember if I actually did the assessment, but clearly it worked for me because I still complete the task on an annual basis. With that in mind, I assisted my sister Valerie with organizing her workshop.

I am sure many of you have seen the programs on TV where someone has a space in need of a little TLC and other programs where people need serious help. Well luckily for me Valerie's workshop only needed a little TLC with a dash of tough love.

To simply clean, may work in some spaces but many spaces need a complete overhaul for better function. It is important to start this process by making a commitment to change. If that commitment is not in place it would be easy to fall back into old habits which may lack organization. The following step may be helpful in getting started:

1. Identify why you need a space organized - take time and be thoughtful by adding to the list over time if necessary

2. Write down changes you would like to see in your space - be realistic based on physical limitations, budget and time

3. Find a source of support - be sure you support is reliable

Please stay tuned and I will share more about transforming a space for a new decade.

Here's a little food for thought - how long have you been avoiding "that" closet, room, drawer, basement or garage?

Posted by Pam Moore from Open Space
Pam Moore - An aspiring organizer attempting to conquer one space at a time. As a professional coordinator, she sees the big picture, then breaks it down into details, to achieve end results. She uses these skill in organizing spaces by assessing clients needs and collaboratively finding solutions for functional spaces. You won't need an organizer, you can look forward to tips and tricks through out the year to organize your own space.

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  1. Thanks for the post! I am currently documenting my organizing journey on my blog ... it is certainly an ongoing task and not one that I will probably ever complete. So I agree with writing down the reasons so that you can refer back to them often!

  2. My office/studio is the one place I can't seem to organize. I'm attempting to do it again, but so need help. I look forward to your insights.

  3. Looking forward to this guest blogger, starting off well :)

  4. Great ideas! Thanks for posting :D



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