Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Panic Panic Panic in the Studio

One of my loftier goals this year is to clean out my studio. This is the big one, a doozy for sure. You see, my studio is my dumping ground. If we are having guests over, and there is a pile of stuff on the dining room table that is waiting to find a more permanent home, it inevitably ends up in the "purgatory" that is my studio. There are half-finished projects everywhere, and when I most recently re-arranged all the furniture in there things that needed to find homes (or needed to be junked) just moved in to the centre of the room and have been hanging out there ever since. I want to say it's been like this for a year or so (yikes!!), but it feels like an eternity.

I cannot stand it anymore. I really can't. I hate even looking in the door (which I can open and close now - miracle!) and I never want to actually work in there. It sucks my creative juices right out, and makes me feel guilty for playing when I really need to be cleaning....and purging.

But this is a daunting task, people. I am not by any stretch of anyone's imagination an "organized" person, and I can't bear to throw (most) things away. Especially something that I have made, or at least started to make.

I have given myself some guidelines on this.
#1. I CAN make this project last all year, taking it a bit at a time, just so it doesn't completely overwhelm me.
#2. But I MUST work on it a little every week/month.
#3. I WILL be ruthless when deciding what to keep.

I have no idea as to what I want the room to look like, but I really really want to be able to see the floor! Ha! But seriously, I think I will try and make-do with the furniture & shelves that are already in there, and save my money for the big bathroom renovation that I have been promising myself for years. That's got to happen this year month, come hell or high water!

Do you have any "organization" goals for the new year?
Any tips for the "my life is a mess" kind of person?!
(because I sure could use some!)

This is one of my BIG Goals for 2013! To see the rest, and to follow along with my progress check out this page!

later loves


  1. Anonymous3:09 pm

    My craft station is in mad need of some organization, as well. I think what I really need are baskets with labels to put everything in. So, that will be step number one for me. Once I have those, then I'll be able to go through everything and anything that doesn't have a spot in one of those baskets or boxes will just have to get the hell outta my way!

    Good luck with the studio overhaul!

  2. I am with you, I don't know how I am going to downsize my scrappy space. Thats just crazy talk!


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