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Hi! I’m Lucy. Chardonnay and vintage finds lover, founder of the handmade jewelry brand bel monili *and* your new guide to making your handmade business WORK online.
I am going to make a sweeping statement here. As a creative entrepreneur and artist, the thought of organizing your workspace makes you feel either:
Yes, it can be both.
You are a business owner, and with that comes the need for a dedicated workspace.
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If you are like most of us, you are working from some space within your home (and if you have an outside studio, kudos to you!).
For many years, I lived in a very small one bedroom condo. Since it was just me, the area that would normally be my dining area (it wasn’t even a room, just a corner of the big main room I had) served as my workspace.
You know what? That little corner worked just fine. It’s not about the amount of space, it’s about what you do with it.
Now I’m not suggesting that you go all “Marie Kondo” on your space, but I will say that it is imperative that you have a dedicated space that is organized and ready for work.
Read more about organizing your home office here:
I am a “visual” organizer, meaning I prefer to have my things visible to me as opposed to put away in a drawer or behind doors.
Some people prefer to have everything put away, out of sight and neatly stored (I am NOT one of these people).
This is where your Clutterbug Style will come into play: it’s a fun little quiz to take and get some tips on organizing! I suggest taking the quiz and then watching the videos that come with your “Bug Style” for some tips on organizing your space.
My personal workspace is very small, and it’s organized as follows:
This week/weekend, I challenge you to get your workspace organized!
Clear out allll of that stuff that you aren’t using, get a good idea of what you have (make notes along the way if you need to order anything, because you’ll save a lot of time AND money by being well-stocked), and get things put back in order so that you have a space that is ready for productivity.
If you don’t have time to do a complete overhaul, start with a small area and work through it. Clear a space, empty a bin, straighten a shelf…every step counts.
After running bel monili (my handmade jewelry business) for 10 years, I launched Bloom in 2019 to create a community where handmade business owners could learn, grow, and support each other in this wild venture of small business ownership. Welcome to Bloom!