I dug deep for motivation and self-discipline, and got my studio back in working order again.
Every box, bin, bag and pile was sorted through, evaluated and reorganized. I was moderately ruthless about what was allowed to stay. Three large bags of garbage went out to the curb and I filled the trunk of my Volvo with items to take to a thrift store. I evicted the second worktable and all but one rolling project cart.
I was especially brutal with the large assortment of ‘I can make something with this someday’ crap. “When, Keli? Just when are you going to do that? If you haven’t already....”
Sigh. Let’s not talk about all the wee bits of wood and paper I felt compelled to save.
The rug is new; the old one served its purpose by soaking up a dropped bottle of ink. I also bought a paper storage cart for the closet and two new carts for supplies and tools so those aren’t stored on top of my worktable any more.
I reconfigured storage in the closet to store all like items together. I had piles of wood squirreled away in more places I had forgotten about...
It feels so good to want to be in here working again! I hope this year’s contest kit ships soon.