I spent New Year’s Week completely redoing my studio. I threw out bags and bags of stuff, handily carried downstairs by Adam and my visiting brother-in-law Thomas. I moved furniture. I made several trips to Michaels to take advantage of their 50% off sale on craft storage. I’m really not kidding, this was my cart on one trip:
The result is a decluttered space that’s…still full of stuff. All my crafty pursuits finally organized just the way I want them. A place for everything and everything in its place, yada yada yada.
So here are some before and after photos of my shiny new workspace.
This photo above was the before view when you walked in the door. Compare it to that magnificent view at the top! I seriously love this new and improved space.
My Cricut has moved to these shelves, and I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. I had to make a space for the Cameo, which was part of the reason for the rearranging.
But mostly I just couldn’t think in the space before. This was what the desk used to look like.
This is the desk now:
I was able to put my Bernina and my little embroidery machine out on the sewing table, both ready to go. The embroidery machine used to live in storage, so I had to take it out and hook it up whenever I wanted to use it.
Michaels had such great storage options, like this spinning desk caddy.
Hannah’s easel next to mine.
My yarn closet, all tidied.
And with neat and tidy orange bins on the left inside wall!
Even all of my drawers are tidy! This one is my drawer of planner supplies.
It took a full week to declutter and organize and run back and forth getting bins and storage. But I am just in love with the space now. I can think! I can work without moving one pile of clutter over to another pile of clutter! This was a great project to start the year. It was like a crafty exorcism.
And the child approves, too.