Working for a manufacturing company I hear a lot about WIP or work-in-progress and inventory. The problem with WIP and inventory is they both take up valuable real estate, tie up funds and generally lower productivity.
So what’s this got to do with a craft blog? The answer; everything.
I suffer from an affliction called ‘failure to get things finished’. This affliction results in shelves and cupboards bursting at the seams and piles of inventory but not a lot of output.
The time to take action is here! My husband and I both arrived at the conclusion that I need some sort of specific WIP store that can only hold so many projects and a new project cannot be undertaken until there’s a spare store. This will work well in the future and I’ve bought five boxes in various sizes to house sewing, crochet, knitting, stitching, beading projects.
Before the system will work well I need to clear out the backlog. And along with clearing the backlog will come some hard decisions; do I really want to finish projects that have been kicking around for two years? Why have these projects kicked around for two years? Have my hobbies started to feel like work? Do I even enjoy these hobbies?
Stay tuned for some progress!
pavineeJune 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm
This is interesting. I too have been afflicted with such failure. Will see how you come up with this :-)