Friday, October 12, 2012

Cleaning Up My Craft Area

Thanks to October Overhauling, I have reorganized my craft supplies.


The real miracle here is that you can actually see the tile countertop again.

I tend to craft with reckless abandon.  In the process, I can't be bothered with things like cleaning and organizing. 

Instead, I stack and throw and jumble.


But, this often leads to me wasting a lot of time and energy looking for the most random of things. 


I'll admit, organized is probably a more efficient way to go.


That basket, on the top shelf, needs to find a new home because...


In 2 short weeks, we are having our vintage library ladder installed in our pantry.  When it finally gets installed, I'll be showing off the rest of the pantry.


I even cleaned the stack of crafts and supplies that have found a home next to my sofa.  


I purged down to the bare essentials.  The only thing you'll find next to my sofa {besides for cords} a small bag with some of my basic sewing necessities. 


Getting everything organized was actually the easy part.  Keeping it all organized is going to be the real challenge.

15 comments:

  1. woman, you have a lot of craft supplies! but that's good for you to take the time to organize!

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  2. Do you hear that? It's the sound of me swooning. Over the library ladder. And the organization. And the walk-in pantry. I love it all!

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  3. Looks fantastic, Amy! You certainly will be able to make many new projects on your counter now. I love the ladder too!

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  4. Wow! You did a wonderful job Amy. I'm seriously envious of that ladder. It's amazing!

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  5. Great job Amy! I've really got to get my area reorganized :) Like you said, it's keeping it organized that's the problem.

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  6. Good luck keeping organized. I am just like you! I tend to toss, throw and stack. :) This inspires me to do better.

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  7. Yay, good job! I need to do mine - hmm maybe later! I'm in love with your ladder can't wait to see it installed

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  8. Great Job! I have followed and cheered everybody along, and I am trilled for each one who has overhauled. I am going to do that, too. As soon as I buy some cute baskets, fold all my fabric neatly, throw out those 30-yr old "embroidery paints" (which I doubt any of you are old enough to remember), and move the stash beside my chair, that has taken over my chair, so I have a place to rest inbetween bouts of feverish organizing.
    Seriously, y'all have done great. Lovin' that ladder!

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  9. Very impressive. I could perhaps attempt this in my closet of "stuff" but I'm scared to take it all out.

    Bliss

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  10. Looks pretty snappy now! Let me know that trick to "keeping it all organized"....if I ever knew it, I forgot it!!

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  11. Looking good Amy! My sewing room looks a wreck again - because I am in the middle of that chair slip cover! Going to try to finish that up today.

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  12. Wow! I want to come craft at your house.. you're so neat and organized! great job!
    xoxo
    Amie

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  13. This looks so good! Well done you!!! At least you have the pics to motivate you when it gets out of hand again.
    hugs
    jutta

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  14. How did I miss this post! Could be because I had a crazy day on Friday;) Everything looks awesome! Guess what, my craft space is finally back to being a mess after all the clean up I did a couple weeks ago. I'm going in reverse for October Overhauling...LOL!

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