I started clearing out my room on March 16th. I wrote about it first on March 18th. Optimistically I thought I could do this in a little under a week......Oh how WRONG I was!!! I have a ton of excuses but I'll save them.
This morning, this corner looked like this, stuff stacked up with no home yet. I had jicky joggyed the quilting frame over to the other side of the room. Move it a little, move stuff over to this side, move the frame, move more stuff.
I had a plan for the second shelving unit. I was going to have that 2 drawer file cabinet there and then have shelves on top of it for my books. When I planned it and measured, I had just enough room not to interfere with the air conditioner. When I started setting up the 2nd unit, I was in front of the ac by about 1/2". Just enough that I couldn't open the cover to get the filter out to clean it. Of course. So I came up with a new plan. Move the file cabinet out and now I will make shelves all the way up to put those bins on. And I will find a new home for the file cabinet.
This is how I left it tonight. I moved a bunch of bins into their (maybe) new home. Of course, I don't know if everything will stay on the shelves as they are now or not. I have so much more work to do.
Then I had to clear out this corner. This is where my new corner table is going. I have the best son in law. He kind of lit a fire under my hinny this morning by offering to do this today. I couldn't say no.
This is how we left it tonight. I am exhausted, my back hurts, my brain hurts. I hope I can sleep tonight and not think about what I want to do tomorrow. I'm going to buy another shelving system for above the table. I've decided not to have a design wall. I'll think of something else. My wall space is now too valuable as storage space.
If you haven't read the Fabric Therapy blog recently, you are missing out on some fabulous organizational posts. Teresa has shared every inch of her quilt cave with us. I have read her posts before and she has inspired me to organize my space in a more functional way. Her timing for these posts could not have been better for me, they started right in the middle of my mess. And the book she talks about, Organizing from the Inside Out...I got the DVD from my library and watched it for even more inspiration---the DVD is shown here at Amazon and I saw it available at Netflix.
The way I had my room was not working at all and I used it this way for years. I think when I get finished, I'll be so stinkin' happy that I will never come out........well maybe for a minute or five...........but not much longer than that.