Although “get organized” was NOT on my list of 2014 goals or resolutions, I felt an urge to make my workspace more efficient and user-friendly.
So here is my first baby step toward getting organized – a shipping caddy!
I stumbled across this heavy duty rubber basket at my neighborhood Ace Hardware -- $1.40 on Clearance. It is just the right size to hold the tools, tags, and tape I need for shipping my Etsy orders! And when I need to clear the shipping station (aka the south half of my kitchen table), it’s easily portable.
I began adding HANDMADE hang tags to the hanging loops of my oven mitts this holiday season. (If you’ve got REAL handmade, flaunt it, right?) I was inspired by these free downloadable labels featured by Kim Layton on Everything Etsy.
Our granddaughter Erin helped me assemble several before she left for semester break, and I’m down to just a few thanks to better than expected holiday and post-holiday sales! I print the tags on card stock, then trim with my dedicated “paper only” rotary cutter. I punch holes through one of my MOO business cards and the Handmade tag, tie with gold pearl cotton, and voila!
Have you taken steps to organize your work space in 2014? Or do you have an organization tip to share?