Saturday, January 28, 2012
Organize with Style
Okay, every January I feel the need to become organized. I believe it is my once a year duty to clean up the clutter, pitch the piles of paper, and at least try to look efficient. Unfortunately cleaning is tedious and boring. In other words, I hate it.
As a writer I go through dozens of journals a year jotting down ideas, plots, and of course the inevitable grocery list. This year I decided to decorate my own journals. Again, I used scraps of paper, photocopies of old postcards and pictures, stamps and stickers. The base of my journal is a standard composition book. The black binding gives a nice clean edge.
To finish off my notebook, I punched a hole in the edge of both the front and back covers. Then I looped ribbon through shank back buttons. Now I can tie up all my stories and lists in one tidy spot.
Overall I thought my creative cleaning was a success.
Now if I can just figure out some way to make laundry fun...