So normally I like to take things, and cram them in a drawer. Is that helpful? No. Does it make things useful and easy to access? Double No! And over the years we keep moving where my “crafting space” is… But it’s pretty cemented that the end bedroom, the tiniest one, is The Office. It’s where the 2 computer desks (mine and my husband’s) have migrated. But my crafting projects and supplies have remained fragmented – in a small cupboard under the kitchen counter, in a bin in my son’s closet, in a small standing cabinet in my room, and mostly in the craft wardrobe we put in the family room.
The problem with that is, any time I want to do a project, I have to go hunting for my supplies, my tools, my fabrics… Super annoying. So I often default to doing nothing at all. A frustrating waste.
So, we are converting the closet in the office from a space to dump random things we don’t know what to do with – into a tidy, organized space for supplies and projects!
Also, we want to have a hide a bed couch in there, so that there is a place for family to stay, better than a leaky air mattress on the floor in one of my kids’ rooms. I found a really comfy one for ten bucks (because the fabric is ugly) at my friend’s son’s service project garage sale! Ten dollars – I was pretty excited. Matt, slightly less so… I had to remind him that if you want to buy something like that, you can only pick two: cheap, comfy, attractive.
Things accomplished since Saturday: all my drama club costume pieces are now in the wardrobe in my family room. Put new shelves in the closet in my office. Old broken couch is on the porch (still needs to go to the dump, though). New couches are in the family room. Hide a bed is in the office (need to wash the sheet and air out the mattress, will let it air when we are on vacation for a week). Fixed the broken wardrobe latch and filled the crack on the one shelf. Built 2 new shelves in the office closet, needs one more shelf. Curtain rod now goes across the closet doorway, needs a curtain.
Things left to do: sew 9 bins for costume sorting in the costume wardrobe. Find/make bins for the office craft closet. Put craft supplies in the storage bin sorting thingy, so I can actually find them when I need them! Maybe move the dresser holding my sewing patterns to the end of the hallway? See a hanging wrapping paper and gift bag holder to hang in the office closet… And last but not least, get all my craft projects off the laundry room floor into that new storage space in the closet!
I think I am halfway there…