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13 January 2012

Warning! Disaster Area!

**Warning:  If you are offended or bothered by pictures of extreme clutter, please don't scroll down!**

I promised pictures of my studio, and I'm ashamed to say that this is the state the room is in as of this afternoon.  I really am lucky to have this space, and even luckier that my hubby is willing to cede it all to me and my business... I just have to unbury it to make use of it!  The room is big and has lovely natural light. I painted it a beautiful and restful blue-green two years ago and still love the color, so that's not on the agenda.  I already have a lot of the organizing stuff I'll need, so the expense of getting things up and going is mostly in the coin of time and elbow grease.  Once I get in there and start clearing out things that I no longer want to keep or won't use, the amount of mess will be reduced significantly. 

That being said, my project for the next week will be to create a working space where I can create and run my business out of.  The "office" is done, now to make the "studio" a reality.   Not sure if I'm going to do any progress pics - I might leave it as a surprise and save all the after pictures for the very end, when it's totally complete.

The hallway leading to the craft room has gotten a bit full of overflow from the room.  To be fair tho', some of it is organization stuff that needs to get INTO the room to help with the mess inside.
Looking back toward the door, seeing the pile of painting and sculpture supplies along with the Christmas crafting stuff that needs to be sorted and put into the holiday storage closet.  That chest in the corner holds my jewelry supplies - I can't even get to it right now.
Standing at the door looking toward my desk and the closet.  Most of the stuff on this side of the room is already sorted into piles of paper crafting stuff.  I need to cull the stuff that I no longer want and can donate, which will clear quite a bit of space.  I'm definitely going to change the orientation of the desk, just not 100% sure where it's going to wind up.
The closet!  Eek!!  To the left is the paper crafting stuff and to the right is the organizer for my fabric and yarn crafting tools.  I really hate this organizer because the drawers are constantly falling off the tracks.  Not sure how to fix it, but I have the feeling it's going to need to be replaced.

The right side of the closet.  Mostly full of art supplies that I won't be using in the future, so the metal shelves will be used to store other supplies as soon as I can get in there and clear it out.  The hanging sweater organizer on the door currently holds my wool for spinning.
The left side of the closet.  Another big metal wire shelving unit holds all of my fabric and sewing machines.  There is space here, but I can't use it currently because of the pile of stuff in the middle of the closet that needs to find its way to a more convenient (and organized!) location.

This is currently Michael's corner of my studio/craft room.  He's volunteered to take all of the electronics stuff and computing books out and find another home for them so I can set this area up as storage for inventory and packaging for the business.  Unfortunately I need to clear enough space that we can walk through here to get stuff out - and take down the desk. 

Scary, isn't it?  Anybody want to come help me clean this up and organize it?

Have a great weekend, all!  

1 comment:

  1. Well, you certainly have your work cut out for you! What's going to be nice is the beautiful space when it's all done. Enjoy your organizing and I really do hope you post the finished results! Thanks for the visit and Happy WOYWW (a little late).


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