How, oh how, do we fit creative time into our schedules when we work a full time job, have families, and homes to care for? I can tell you I struggle with this more often than not. There are some things you can do to give yourself a fighting chance.
1. Have a designated creative space. It doesn't have to be large or specially outfitted, just available. It can be a room, a closet, or just a table top. It can even be a folding table in front of a chair. The point is it is designated to be a creative space.
2. Storage. It can be as large or as small as you like - just make sure it is organized and accessible. If you can't find things you won't be able to use them. And if they are not accessible you will not go to the trouble to dig them out.
3. An appointment - time set aside for you to create. This is not easy at first but as you teach yourself and your family that you will consistantly keep your creative appointment it will get easier. They will understand that this is your time and they will begin to respect that time as long as you do.
There are times when I ignore the laundry and housework in favor of time in my studio. There has never been a time that I wished I had done more laundry!