Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Craft Rooms - Oh my!!!
I love to craft. I mean that I really LOVE to do crafts! And I have a craft room. We are fortunate to have a large garage and off of my husbands work shop is a small room about 10'x10' that I have been able to claim for my "crap" as we affectionately call it. I have attempted way too many times to organize this room. I have purchased storage containers added more shelves but it never seems to get quite finished. I KNOW that I have WAY too much stuff. When I go out to create, I want to have everything I need. I don't want to get 5 minutes into it a project and realize that I can't finish it because I don't have something! - (Seriously! If something calls for 1 item, I buy 2. If a pattern calls for 4 skeins, I purchase 5! - I am not kidding. You know I must be seriously ill! lol Please tell me that I am NOT the only one!!)
This month over at The Organized Junkie, the project is organizing the craft room. I am hopping on the band wagon. This is a procrastination thing with me too. So I am hoping to get lots of ideas there and finally get this room down to a less then dull roar and make it usable and comfortable and inviting. Ideally when I am crafting I should be out there; not bringing my supplies into the house and messing up the table with everything! The only exception to this should be my crocheting which I do when I am watching TV, or visiting and such.
I was just reading this article on Organizing a Craft Room. What really caught my eye was the Decluttering section! Yeah, I need to declutter. That is probably the hardest thing because being a "creative, crafty" person, we look at EVERYTHING and think I could use that someday for SOMEthing!!!! Do you know how much "junk" I have already decluttered and given away or thrown away? Enough that is for sure but I still have soooo much! I guess what I need to do is sit down and come up with a plan. What do I like to do the most? What craft is the least likely for me to do? What area of storage for which crafts? How do I envision my workspace for sewing? for scrapbooking? for floral? for other miscellaneous crafts? INVENTORY etc... Lists, that is it. I am going to come up with a plan, lists and then execute them! ( my girlfriend recently saw my craft room - now mind you she is NOT into crafts like I am - she told me I could set up shop! )
How about you? Do you have a craft room or craft space that needs some work? Or perhaps you have wonderful ideas! Please join in over I'm an Organized Junkie with your ideas and questions!!! We can all learn from this!!