Oh, I love when things are all lined up in rainbow order! I recently had a week's vacay- and since I can't go anywhere, I decided to redo and reorganize my craft room! Since I'm teaching from home, I spend most of my time in this room either crafting or teaching. I wanted it to be comfortable, organized and bright- so that I can concentrate on working and playing.
It's not so bad I guess. This is cleaned up, but it's still shabby. And it's has things all crammed in spaces where things shouldn't be like in between my cupboards, I had too much furniture in there; it didn't match; and there was way too much plastic. And junk. Way too much junk. And craft supplies that I didn't use. And I am an art work hoarder. I keep a lot of my artwork.
It took a solid week of cleaning, and going through EVERY ITEM and purging junk. I know that people use the Kondo question, "Does it spark joy?" I don't do that. The Bass method is, "Will I use this? Will I need to buy it again?" And the main one, "What will I use this for?" And got down to it.
(I didn't thrown more than one grocery bag of trash away. I donated craft supplies to a daycare, and gave some to my crafty friends. The furniture and organizer went to the storage locker for my classroom)
|After (from the door)|
It's still busy. But its more organized for sure. the Drawers (from IKEA) better organize my supplies and oddly had a tone of room in them despite the size. I was surprised. I was able to make room for the inventory for my shop, and have a dedicated space for my paper and some stronger boxes to hold the this and that. All my stuff is accessible while I'm working, which I love.
The best part is that there is nothing crammed into little spaces. Its cleaner, and easier to clean. I also have space to show my art work.
I found a better way to add art to my shelves- any frames are attached to the wall in-between the shelves and the shelves actually hold things that I can't hang on the wall. That way I get double use out of this wall.
I also have space for my plants, which where living in the kitchen. I was also able to organize the stuff for my online shop, where I can find each collection easily.
Overall, I'm really happy with hoe this room turned out. The rest of my house is not as crowded as my craft room was- I think that's a craft people thing: everything has potential. At least, I know that the stuff I gave away can have potential-- somewhere else.
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