If you’re like most, finding new and creative decorating idea on Pinterest is a weekly – if not daily – process. You find adorable pictures, pin them into a folder you intend to get to, but never seem to have the time. Meanwhile, that board is growing larger and larger with all of the items you find intriguing. Despite good intentions, each board (assuming you separate by categories, that is) sits untouched, waiting for its contents to be completed. After all, what good is social media when we only use it virtually?
For the rare few that manage to tackle projects, congratulations. You are by far ahead of the curve. Pinterest accounts will love you, companies will want you to try their ideas, and you might even make into a successful blog. (Like so many have; check them out for inspiration.)
But for the rest of us, it’s time to make those projects a reality. No more “some day”ing, putting it off until you have the time, or urging that something is far too expensive. It’s time to organize and conquer, one pin at a time.
To get started, make a list of priorities – pins that you’d rather tackle first. If it helps, make a new folder for current (or soon to be current) projects. Then make one for finished projects so you can reference links in the future, should you need to.
Next, make a shopping list. Whether you start one project at a time or three, make note of whatever you may need to get started. Picking up supplies for later projects now may be preferable as well. If you can handle the different categories, the “this is for this, not that,” by all means, do it. It might also be a great way to pick up some extra savings. However, if not, don’t be afraid to keep it simple. Just be sure to collect all the items for a single project before getting started. Not doing so is a great way to have a half-finished items sitting around your house.
Now, create. Set aside an evening for crafting, an afternoon (AKA crafternoon), or just some free time over the weekend. Sticking to this schedule will help make your pins a reality. Then hopefully, seeing the fruits of your work will entice you to stick to your Pinterest-creation schedule.
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