One of my ‘big things’ for the new year is sorting. Sorting and dealing with all the ‘stuff’. The paper, the fabric, the wool, the books: what mike calls the frou-frou. This means the crap and the usable ‘stuff’. With a house as small as ours (640sq feet), the clutter takes over super fast, even at very small concentrations. I think it’s a ratio thing. Maybe if our house wasn’t the size of a closet, we could hold more frou-frou without being horribly overwhelmed.
Anyhoo. To deal with the clutter, i needed a plan to sort the crap from the usable, and then a place to put the usable so it was actually usable and wasn’t always in the way.
Problem: our ‘dinning room’ is my ‘office’ where I meet my students (so i need have all my tutoring supplies close by) as well as my ‘craft room’ (so all my fabric, wool, sewing machine, serger, patterns, etc… also need to be close by). It’s really frustrating to have to move EVERYTHING to our bedroom when my students come or we want to eat, especially in the middle of a project. It’s also frustrating to have to lug a half dozen science/math textbooks, paper, calculators, etc… around anytime I want to sew or eat supper. On to my ever faithful solution: more shelving.
I have a thing for shelving. I loves me some shelving. If my house wasn’t 640sq feet, I’d have wall to wall shelving on all the walls, like we built into one wall here (please excuse the scary face that I am making, it’s because of the awful, evil, horrible cotton socks that I was making and will blog about soon):
um. okay. maybe my love of shelving stems from the fact that i may have a problem with books. i’m willing to admit it and if i wanted to…i could totally quit anytime…really i could…but..well, i don’t want to. so um. More shelving for books?
no. I digress. New shelving! For the multi-using of the room not more books . right. focus.
I had been looking around alot the last couple of months for something that would actually fit in the room, look semi-nice, not be pine/particle board or cost a zillion dollars. Apparently these are difficult qualities to find all together. After much searching, in stores and online, I found these online at staples. WITH FREE SHIPPING!
I’m so in love with them. They fit the look of our house so well! I can’ wait to fill them up with organization! Look at how uncluttered my table is! CAN YOU EVEN STAND IT? THE LACK OF CLUTTER!
So even though I’m a little behind with my ‘plan’, it’s a good start.