Spare bedroom/craft room decluttering!

I had big plans for rearranging my desk area (in the living room) that would allow me to work on my bows and sewing without it taking up any space in the spare bedroom. That didn't work out. It was too cluttered in the living room so I set up a temporary work station at the dining room table.

Uh... that was not the smartest idea I have ever had.

Oh what a mess it was. It was one of those messes that was SO bad, that when you heard a knock at the door, you only cracked it to see who it was. I took a picture with my cell phone to send to Chris and I think he nearly had a heart attack.

Y'all... it was B.A.D.

When he came home over New Years, I quickly shoved all my bow supplies into the spare room. Hey at least I could close the door and not look at the mess right?

Well until we have company at least. Which actually will be in about 2 weeks. Oops.

I don't have a before picture but this drawing is so dramatically life like that it's practically a professional photograph.

See... told you it looked real. Also please note the thickness of the walls is absolutely to scale.

Anyway, I have been working on this thing all week trying to get organized. I am to the point where I just want to throw stuff away or donate most of it. Which is a GOOD thing.

Chris is a pack-rat. I am kinda like a pack-mouse. Not as bad as the rat.. yet. I don't want to get as bad as the pack-rat. I do not want y'all seeing me on Hoarders anytime soon so tossing stuff out is a very good thing.

Y'all I had ribbon in my stash that was umpteen years old and guess what? It STILL had the plastic wrapper covering it. I never used any of it. Toss. Some crafter who stumbles on all my ribbon down at the Salvation Army Store is gonna be one happy person.

I have about 3 more hours of work to do in there but when I am done it is going to look so much better. I'll be sure and post an after pic!

I have BIG plans for the rest of the house too. Decluttered by the end of the weekend!

Not clean, just decluttered.

2 people had something to say:

Wendy said...

Okay, wait. You're getting rid of ribbon?! How can you do that?! I love ribbon! I have a bunch of it, even though I have absolutely nothing to use it on. But does that stop me from buying more? NO!!! I just can't believe you're getting rid of it...

And I think you should post the pic you sent your hubby. Go on. Do it. You're among friends here.

Casey said...

OK let me clarify the ribbon... it's satin ribbon. I don't use satin ribbon. Some of said ribbon hubby bought from the $1 store. It's not worth keeping, I promise.