Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Hobby Productivity means Organization!
Back in November of last year, my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her that I really wanted to get my hobby area organized and put together in a way that actually helped me be more productive in what little time I have to hobby. I showed her all kinds of desk organizers from the industry, everything from acrylic shelving to the MDF organizers that are configurable.
You know what she got me?
Yup, that is the Home-it Nail Polish Rack Nail Polish Organizer that holds up to 102 bottles of nail polish. She actually got me two of them. You know what's awesome?
This. This is awesome.
See, she knows we have very limited space in our house and in my office to dedicate to my hobby, and she wanted to make the most of it for me. Instead of taking up valuable desk space, she thought that it would be more economical to get a wall-hanging solution. She measured the wall and found that two of these units would fit side-by-side perfectly, so she ordered them immediately. As you can see, they work perfectly. Not only can I for all my paint on them, the bottom three shelves right now are holding the models currently in the painting queue, and keeping them off my desk.
Here's what it looks like with a shot of the desk and all.
The only thing really missing is to the left of my desk are two office organizers with drawers that hold everything else needed for modeling and painting. I used to have three, but being able to elevate all my paints reduced what went into some drawers, and I was able to consolidate down to just the two.
You know what else is awesome? The price. These things were only 40 bucks each on Amazon. Check them out HERE.
Don't get me wrong, the offerings out there for hobby organization are great. Everything form Back 2 Base-ix organizers, to Games and Gears, Shark Mounted Lasers and more, are all solid hobby organization solutions that I would happily own and recommend. However for the price, fit and use, these were perfect for me.
So did it work? Am I more productive now that I'm organized? You couldn't tell it form my lack of actual painting updates, but absolutely. When I sit down for only an hour of painting, I get so much more done than I used to which is extremely beneficial with my hectic schedule right now. I would highly recommend that anyone in this hobby add some organization to their toolbox. It'll pay off in leaps and bounds.
What about you, have you done anything like this?