Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Need A Dumpster

I have run out of room in my workshop. I have no idea what people do that don't have an actual room to work in. My workshop use to be just my computer room. The shelves held just stuff that we used occasionally. Then I started using it for my crafts and all of a sudden it just somehow...filled up. The six weeks before the craft show, I was a crafting machine. Nothing got put away properly. I was digging for things I needed and not putting things back in boxes. Then we took the table that held all of my supplies for the craft show and piled all of that on the other table and the floor and the shelves and oh my is such a mess that I can't even stand being in here. Therefore, I am moving...just kidding, but it is tempting. I think it would be easier than cleaning this up. Right now it looks like someone turned my room upside down and shook it, like you would do with a snow globe...and just like the snow, everything just fell wherever!

Being in here makes me feel tense and makes me hyperventilate! There is nowhere to move. I have supplies, completed work and just stuff everywhere!

I sat in bed last night redesigning my booth for the next craft show, got tired, turned off the light, layed down, started thinking about my workshop, got up, turned on the light, grabbed my paper and pen and started jotting down ideas on how to make this room more user friendly.

What I decided was that everything on every shelf in here, in every drawer, on every table that is not work related is going to get packed up into bins and stored downstairs. Bye bye little Boyd's Bear collection I never look at, see ya' Cubbies water bottle I don't use, so long games we never play and adios Teenie Beanie Babies Boxed Collector sets that have never been opened....

That should free up some much needed space!

I also have a small plastic thingy with drawers and it's on wheels. It's so jammed with stuff...I don't even know what is in there because I can hardly open the drawers. What a great place that would be for my smaller supplies!

We are also T.V. sitting for Michael and Bernadette's HUGE T.V. and stand until they get in their house this summer. Once they take that back, my entertainment center and my teeny weeny itsy bitsy T.V. can come out of the spare bedroom, the dresser that was in there that is taking up space in my workshop can go back in that bedroom and the bookshelf Irv painted for the craft show can go in that spot. It will be awesome for finished products!

Are you following me here? I am making MAJOR progress!

I can put back the other table and put my sewing machine on it so I don't have to haul it to the kitchen every time I need to sew something!

So, the vision is complete. Now I just need the time to put the vision into action....can you say three day weekend??? Problem solved!


Lanyardlady said...

Good luck, Kathy! As soon as I organize my workspace it gets cluttered again. And a cluttered space does inhibit my creativity.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Oh, I have been on a major organizing, cleaning, and disposal jag too! The yard sale was a moderate success, but more successful yet was taking everything not sold to a local charitable thrift store.

Gone, lighter, more work to be done but progress is to be savored.

Have a productive weekend!

Joyce said...

Hi Kathy! Thank you for your sweet comment today on my blog. I was at CC yesterday to post my "coffee" post today. LOL... This is a small world!

I can't wait to see your vision for your workspace. I did major cleaning in my area the beginning of the year. The hardest thing is keeping it clean! (Just like a diet, we think that is tough, but the hard part is keeping the weight off, LOL...).

Have a good night! xoxo

Angela said...

I am about to start arranging all my things. I just had to come get on the computer first. So, I totally understand the feeling. It is overwhelming and I am procrastinating. But, I think I am just going to put on Pandora and start working.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Sounds like you have your Memorial Day Weekend all planned out..Have fun, try to enjoy part of the weekend too....

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Admittedly I considered napping just reading about it! We've just scaled back 1000 square feet...I've been in the throes of creative space saving, it ain't easy I'll tell you that much. *Fist bump* You go girl, you'll be in my thoughts this 3 day weekend!

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

You are already halfway there, Lady Clean (that's Mr. Clean's better half!) Once you get it organized, every week or two it'll only take you an hour or two to get it back in shape! Good luck, drink plenty of caffeine, listen to some terrific music, and take plenty of breaks. Breaks are what make it all bearable!
Happy clean studio!

aliceinparis said...

I love sorting and throwing and clearing out and organising. I just wish I did it more often!!!HAve fun this weekend:)

Tins and Treasures said...

I'm anxious to see how your space turned out...perhaps it will spur me on to get mine done!! Tomorrow's Friday!! Take care ~Natalie

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