Saturday, June 2, 2012

Photography Studio Project! With Ideas and Tips for Any Work Space

When I first walked into Sara's Photography in Westerly and saw her studio space I was thrilled at the opportunity to organize an area I hadn't dove into before. Closets, kitchens and basements are the most popular spaces I have organized in the past. This was filled with amazing props, backdrops and photography accessories that I had never even seen. What I did see however was an opportunity to create the organized space Sara and her staff so deserve, in this studio where children come to laugh and so many memories are being made I felt honored to help make it come to life. Please take a moment to view the before and afters of how very simple organizing ideas all came together. I hope the creative energy continues to flow at Sara's Photography for many years to come!

Prop Room Before

Prop Room Before

After! We took a clean, purge or donate approach! 

 We cleaned, purged and donated! The very first steps to organizing, always begin with only what you need. Items that are not useful or no longer serve a purpose should be parted with. The existing shelving unit was used for costumes, props and accessories. Sara and her staff in this busy studio need to grab items quickly. Having all items visible, within reach and labeled will make that possible!
Baskets and labels! 

Labeling is one of the best guarantees your items will stay within their homes. These French inspired labels were large enough to use on the baskets, and easily tied around the handles. Take a trip to any local arts and crafts store for a fun and interesting selection of labels you can use in your own space!

Blankets were labeled and stored in stack-able bins so that they are easily within reach. Hats were stored in the large bins, also easily within reach. Like items grouped together!
 Costumes were labeled based on the theme of the clothing using labels, ribbon and shower hooks.

Hanging the chairs added character to the prop room, created floor space and was the perfect spot for all of the stuffed animals!

The receptionist booking area and closet was also an area that was re-organized to add to the already inviting space.  My goal was to be sure Sara and her team feel relaxed from the moment they walk in the door and see the clean and organized desk space so they are ready for the day! A clean desk area will increase your productivity and create mental clarity. Taking a few moments out of your day at work or home to clean your work space is a great way to feel recharged.

Closet before

Closet after!  Storage boxes, bins and a good clean up left the closet space clean and refreshed.

Desk drawer before
After! Desk gadgets all together.
Corner shelving unit before
After! Many of the items were stored in the closet in a designated spot to create simplicity on the book shelf. 

It was truly a learning experience for me from start to finish to be able to work in Sara's Photography and implement an organizing system in her studio. I help others organize because I believe in making spaces come to life and the power of what organization can do. Please feel free to post comments or contact me with any questions! For more organizing ideas, tips and tricks please follow my Facebook here Thank you for visiting! 


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