I gotta say I am pretty dizang proud of myself for the work I have done in the studio this week. I have hung 2 sets of shelves, rearranged furniture, cleaned off tables and more importantly picked up the floor. I only have one small section left to clean and getting that done before the end of the month should be a piece of cake.
I think the section I am most proud of is my sewing table. What was once a junky corner that did not exactly entice me to hit a lick on my sewing machine is now a well organized bitchin’ stitchin’ nook. Complete with new wall shelving. Another favorite aspect of my new sewing station are my fancy new magnet boards made with two vintage TV trays. I always knew those trays would come in handy one day.
It’s funny I typically can’t find a measuring tape to save my life, but since I have started cleaning I now have a container on my sewing desk with 5 just waiting to measure something.
Let’s talk about that clean floor space I mentioned. You can almost do cartwheels in here! After a good mopping I’d almost feel safe letting Tallulah crawl around in here, at least for a second. Let’s do a before picture to get the full effect of how much time I have spent on my hands and knees recently.
The more I clean the more I am starting to realize that not only do I need to clean my craft space, I need to organize it. I have walls of shelving, bins, drawers and more but none of it is organized particularly well. It’s not something that just a label maker can fix. My logic is that if I am going to go this far with a deep clean and total overhaul I might as well go that extra step and really organize to make my craft space it’s very best. Currently I have several drawers of randomness just organized by color, some of those drawers are overflowing and could be sorted better. There are the inevitable bins of stuff that keeps getting the blind eye turned on them and needs to be put away. My jewelry findings are a mess and there is still that one loan desk covered in jump rings, wire and various other bits that need to be corralled. All this being said there is the distinct possibility that January is Operation Craft Space Clean Up and February might be Operation Craft Space Organize.
How do you sort your goodies? By color, by object, by size, by what you are going to use it for? I have so many one of a kind items random bins are inevitable to some extent, I’m just curious how you keep your random goodies situated.