As I make my way around my craft room, I'm slowly but surely making progress on getting organized. While working on my sewing station a quote came to mind that a college professor shared to me while I was studying Interior Design. I was sitting in her office one day as she was my advisor also. She said, "A place for everything and everything in it's place." She was referring to this in the design sense when laying out floor plans, office cubicles, furniture, etc. However at that exact moment she opened her desk drawer and pulled out a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke. I kind of chuckled and thought to myself, "Not exactly the place where most store their Diet Coke but whatever works for ya." That moment always stuck with me and the Diet Coke scene added to my belief that our spaces are about whatever works for our specific needs.
So my approach for starting a major reorganization in my craft space goes something like this....I just started digging in with specific areas. First I realized that indeed each group of like items needs a place. While working on my sewing station I could have sworn that I had about 10 spools of thread. But when I collected all the spools of thread from drawers and little nooks and crannies, I came up with over 100 spools of thread. Who knew?! So this is when I realized that one of the first big steps to organization is collecting all like items in a pile.
So I have one more area in my craft room nice and organized. My goal is to make my way around my entire craft room and get everything in it's place. Then I'm going to step back and evaluate the big picture. I'd really love to get rid of some white storage units and replace them with a vintage, wood storage system of shelves and cubbies and lockers. I'm not sure just what yet but I'm hoping that Summer 2014 is my lucky year for junkin'. Also, my dream find is a giant, vintage artist easel. I know one's out there waiting for me in all it's painty goodness. I'll keep you in the know. Have a great day everyone!