It’s Time to Celebrate The Order Expert’s 600th Post! 

Image of phrase, 600th Post!Drumroll please, today marks the 600th post here on the blog!

Quite a momentous way to mark the end of July, no?

I’m in a bit of disbelief…I just celebrated 500 posts earlier this year.

As I’ve said before and as I’ll say again, time really does seem to fly when you’re blogging about a subject you absolutely love and adore. 🙂

Before going any further, I’d like to send out a hearty thank you to all of my followers, readers and fans. Thank you so very much for your comments, emails, notes and ongoing support over the years. I’m honored to be a part of your life and hope that I my tips and suggestions help bring you a bit of order and peace of mind in an otherwise chaotic world.

I’d also like to send a big shout out to all of my wonderful family and friends for supporting me over the years. I honestly never thought I’d be blogging for as long as I have (if you’re keeping track, it has been over three years). Thank you again for all of your love, generosity, support and laughter!

For today’s landmark post, I thought I would something a little different…I’m opening up the comments below for some reader Q&A.

Do you have a burning question about organizing, time management or productivity that you can’t seem to wrap your head around and need an answer, well, ASAP?  

Please leave a comment below describing your problem or issue. I’ll choose six comments to reply to directly with suggestions and tips.

I’ll be looking for common issues and problems that can help the most amount of people possible, so please don’t feel discouraged or hurt or if I don’t reply directly to your comment (I may use your comment as the subject for a future post, so it is a bit of a win-win situation!).

Be sure to check back over the next couple of days for my answers.

Get ready…get set…get commenting!

Oh, and Happy 600th Post! 🙂

How about you? How can I help you on this momentous occasion? What question or problem can I help you solve or figure out right here, right now? Join in the conversation and leave a comment/question below!

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4 Responses

  1. Juanita
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    My office space has become my crafting space and I’m having a devil of a time keeping both areas organized. I’m fortunate enough to have a large size room with lots of closet space two windows and well, its just tough to keep organized! I currently have a futon sofa, sewing table sewing machine, serger on its own table two bookcases and a corner style desk from Ikea in there and yes I can walk around the sewing table so I have space it’s just not staying neat and organized. Help!

    • Rashelle
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      Hi Juanita,

      Thank you for your question! As your room is used for two very different purposes (office work and crafting), I would suggest setting up a system that allows you to make use of the space and materials you have at any given moment.

      From your description, it looks like you may be using the corner table for both office and craft work. If you are using this table in such a way, it’s important you keep and store your office and craft materials separately. Most likely your office supplies are going to be located near your desk, so let’s focus on organizing and storing your craft materials.

      Here’s a few craft storage ideas off the top of my head:

      -Store craft materials in a flat or several flat plastic containers and slide them under the futon
      -Clear off a few shelves from the bookcases and use baskets or other containers to store your crafting items
      -If you’ve got space in your closet(s), you might want to install a series of shelves so you can store craft materials
      -Purchase a small wheeled trolley, or modify a piece of furniture you already have with some wheels, so you can store craft items and move them around the room easily. You can then roll the unit out of your way when it’s time to do office work.

      When it comes to making use of your room:

      -If the corner table is large enough, you could section off one side of it for office work only and the other for your craft area only
      -If you have the space, you might consider moving some of your furniture around so you can have a small crafting corner that is separate from your office table so it’s easier to keep materials apart from one another
      -If you don’t have a dedicated crafting table or area, you might consider using a folding table or something similar for when you do your crafting so you have a flat place to work. You can then fold up the table and pack up all your materials when you are done

      As for some general organization tips:

      -Clearly label all of your material containers so it’s easy to store and find what you are looking for, such as sewing bobbins, patches, needles and the like
      -Be sure to put back whatever tools you use at the end of each work/crafting session so your space remains clear and clutter free

      I do hope you found these tips helpful. Be sure to let us know how your office/crafting organization goes!

      Rashelle

  2. Train engineer
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    Happy 600th post! A clear track to the 1000th!
    Sincerely, Train engineer

    • Rashelle
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      Thank you for your well-wishes! 1000 posts certainly does seem doable. 🙂