I have had help with my craft room before. At least twice, in fact.
I know I’m not the only person who has a place where they toss homeless stuff when company is coming. Or, you know, when they don’t feel like dealing with it. The problem here is that it’s a whole room, and it has gotten to the point where I can’t even get to my sewing machine, or my inventory, or even the stuff that needs to be moved to another room, without pole-vaulting over all of the mess that’s in the way. Though The Husband and the kids have certainly contributed (not that assigning blame ever solved a problem), I only need to look in the mirror to see where the fault lies.
It’s all me.
I can’t afford to have an unusable room in my home.
I need to be able to use my sewing machine.
I need to have a place for guests to sleep when they stay overnight.
I need to have my inventory organized and accessible.
I need a place to wrap gifts and pack orders for shipping.
I need to be able to vacuum the floor.
More than anything, I need to be able to walk past that door and not cringe at the thought of the disaster that lurks behind it.
I need to just deal with it:
If you think those pictures are bad, let me just say that I had to do a bit of straightening to get the room to that state.
I’ve been reading I’m an Organizing Junkie, for a few months now, and Laura’s 29-Day Organizing challenge has
shamed inspired me to action. A deadline, a goal, and some motivation. If I manage to pull this off, I should have a peaceful, useful room that I might actually want to spend time in when I’m done.
My plan is to start by pulling out all of my business inventory and…doing inventory. Mostly, that is because I’ve been procrastinating, and it needs to get done before my looming tax appointment.
Once the inventory is out, I can deal with the bookshelf and books that belong in a different room, the sewing machine and table that need to be donated, and the totes that got emptied in the inventory process.
Prayers would be greatly appreciated.