Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Messy Jessie: My Never-Ending Quest for Craft Room Organization

As I start to prepare for my next appearance at the Designers' Downtown Market on July 11th and gather inventory and display pieces for the show, I have (out of necessity) begun to dig through the mess my craft room/studio/guest bedroom has become. The picture on the left is the room on Friday, and the one on the right is from this morning. You'd never know I spent the whole weekend in there cleaning! Granted, there is a lot you can't see from this angle, including my beading table and bead storage shelves which received a good deal of attention. The hardest part of organization for me is not getting sucked into half-finished projects as I discover them in the mess :)

My grand vision for this round of organization is to clean up the room enough to be able to move the bed to a different location to allow me to take photos closer to the natural light coming from the window (currently located a the head of the bed). I also have considered abducting my hubby's old desk from it's current location in the dining room to use for extra workspace, providing I can arrange the room to make it fit :) I'll be following up with additional photos as I continue the deep-clean and (hopefully) re-organize the furniture in the room. Please feel free to comment with any of your own organizational tips!

6 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

LOL. I can SEE progress!!!

It's a never ending challenge keeping our crafting areas clean!

Almost Precious said...

Isn't it amazing how things so small as beads seem to require so much space and organization ? Guess it's like haveing a baby, the baby is small and doesn't take up that much space...it's all the stuff that goes with them that's mind boggling ! :)

readingsully2 said...

LOL, well now I see some organized chaos...:)

Sunshine said...

I just finished organizing my craft room (more like a corner) - I know what you mean about it taking so long! I am just trying to keep it all at bay for now, it seems to get messy quickly...

Felix and Jayne said...

good job with the clean up! i need to do that as well, although it seems like as soon as i get my room clean its back the way it was 5 minutes later.

Sandy said...

Oh happy day! Your studio looks just like mine! Organized clutter is what I call it. I know just about where everything is. Once in a while I straighten it out and then I can't find a thing!