According to the data of Statista, ‘The global market of arts and craft business was approximately 35 billion dollars in 2017.’ This isn’t it! By 2024 the expected growth is valued at around 50.9 billion dollars with an annual growth rate of 5.5%.
Taking the same into consideration, it won’t be wrong to say that operating your business in this industry is very beneficial. Since people have started appreciating and admiring art, they tend to spend lavishly on different art forms (visual, graphic, decorative, etc.).
Besides, for the customers’ purchasing the crafts is becoming more affordable. As more and more people are breaking old stereotypes and pursuing their careers in art. Isn’t it great! Perhaps you are also one of these impressive artists, that’s the reason why you are here.
Nonetheless, being an artist and managing a business is totally different. And certainly, there is a messy artist myth which goes like this:
‘The best artists are sloppy and disorganized.’
However, to create your own market in this industry, staying organized is one of the crucial elements. Getting worried? No need to! That’s what we are here for. We have prepared a few techniques for you to help you stay organized. Want to learn more? Keep on scrolling!
Schedule Your Activities
Let’s start from the beginning! Being in the art and craft business means handling the orders and taking time out of your day to work on your craft. That’s why you need to prioritize the work to be done and create a schedule for you. You can go old school and create a planner or to-do list. Or you can use the technology to set reminders. Whatever floats your boat!
P.S. Don’t forget to schedule some time for yourself. Because solitude is essential for every artist.
Create an Art Room
The second step is to keep your bedroom and working space separate. Most of the artists work from home and hence makes their bedroom a mess. Moreover, it can also affect your creativity, as you’ll be in your comfort zone. That’s why you should create a separate room for your artwork. This way, all your working supplies will be in one place and not scattered.
Use Plastic Tubes for Organizing Your Products
Now that you have a different space for your work, you need to organize all your art supplies. Woah! Now, that’s a real-life struggle! Right? After all, creating a mess is easy but cleaning the clutter is no less than a challenge.
Hey, it’s ok! You can do it! Just collect all your supplies, create separate sections, or use clear tubes to put your supplies in them. Using plastic tubes is cost-effective because they are generally lightweight, seamless, and shatterproof. So, you’ll be able to know exactly what is stored where.
Keep Your Art Supplies Clean
Last but not least, keep all your supplies (paintbrushes, graphic pencils, boxes) clean. With a regular wash, you’ll keep them germ-free and sanitized. In fact, if your customers will know that you keep everything neat and clean, they’ll be more likely to take your service.
The Bottom Line
We understand that staying organized is easy said and done. However, the cleaner and well maintained you’ll stay, the more it’ll benefit your business. Needless to say, that you’ll save time that you usually spend searching for your supplies as you’ll know where they are stored.