Business planning

Blog planning

Over the past few weeks I’ve really been hitting the “getting organised” button. I started in our dining room and it’s spiraled until the entire house is now fit for guests, finally (we’ve only been here 6 months).

Business planner

So I started off the day by looking on the lovely pinterest for some planning printables to organise my time a little better. I’m finding I’m procrastinating a lot at the moment and not enough progress is being made. I’ve found the following and printed them out.

Stash organisation

I also created an Excel spreadsheet and printed it off to keep track of all the different yarn and notions I have purchased. This should save me time and money in the future when I’m trying to work out whether I need to buy something new. One thing I did get a little stuck with was trying to suss out what colours of yarns I currently have available. I’m going to punch some holes in some card and tie small pieces of coloured yarn to them. This should prevent the inevitable confusion that arises months after throwing away the yarn sleeve.

Time keeping

Today I’ve had a lunchbreak and an afternoon break. I’ve been fairly efficient today as well having allocated my time in the morning I knew what I was meant to be doing at any one time, I kept social media time to just in my breaks and was more production because of it. I’m amazed how many hours can be lost to facebook and pinterest.

How do you manage your time and your business?

Craft and yarn organisation

Last weekend I asked my other half if he would put a shelf above our homemade wardrobe to store my craft things all in one place.Our homemade wardrobe has so far cost us £10 as we used a 5×1 Ikea Expedit unit for shelving, our leftover curtain rod and so only had to buy the brackets for the rod to attach to the wall and unit. I love our thriftiness.

Yarn storage. Homemade wardrobe. Ikea hack

Today I’ve got on and sorted out my yarn, I’ve still got to sort a few of the boxes to the left and I’ve got another box with LOTS of tangled baby cashmerino that the cat attacked ages ago. But I’m really happy with how this has turned out. I’m totally on a yarn buying ban now and I think the other half is going to tell me so also when he gets in the door. I’m already finding it really inspirational to have my yarn all on display, it’s almost like a little work of art in itself. How do you store your yarn?