Today’s TV Tuesday blog post written by Hosanna, Lead Crafter at Television and slightly OCD.
Ok, so I hear it a lot. "Who is the obsessive person who put these up?"
And I have to admit I did it. Sure, it seems above and beyond being organized, but with so many people in and out of our supply storage at TV, it helps reduce the constant question of "where is...?". When setting up the TV Crafts workroom, I really thought about what setup and labeling would be most helpful, and best allow people to be independent on their quest. Supermarket aisles and aisle markers seemed like the obvious way to go.
Within these aisles are the famous p-touch-labeled bins. When I started freelancing for MSLO, I was beside myself to see bins with labels telling me what was in them. Don’t get me wrong, I love mystery bins and boxes as well (and discovering what lies within) but when trying to make a craft, it's just awesome to grab that bin labeled with your need.
I actually bought my p-touch before I even started working at Martha, so the organizing bug has been with me for a long time -- it's not just a work thing. At home, a particular organizational frustration of mine was my unusually-sized Everyday Food magazines, which have been stored in growing stacks under a counter, where I never used them. I realized I wasn't the only one when Anduin, our art director at TV, designed this simple box to keep her EDF's organized and shared it with our viewers.
It took me a few months to finally make mine; of course I had to make a shelf/box for the cookbooks first to sit on top of the frig. But now the magazine holders sit on the shelf, and we can finally get to them. My boyfriend and I now have a game of "what's for dinner" in the morning -- we grab an issue and go from there.