I first got the feeling sometime in late January or maybe it was March…
You know… The Urge to Purge!
It happened while I was looking at the Christmas Crafting Hang-Over still lingering in my office.
It had been quite the party and no one had stuck around long enough to really clean it up.
Something needed to be done.
So…I started the slow process of digging out.
I purged, I tossed, I gave away, I cleaned, I dusted, I organized and I purged a little more .
I even purchased a new lamp and picture for my desk. (a reward for a good job)
In the end it was a lot of work mixed in with deadlines and a lot procrastination.
I took my time.
Since I’m done for now (always a work in progress), I thought I’d to share a few pictures.
My Workshop measures only 8 1/2′ x 10 1/2′.
It has a large sliding patio door that leads out onto an upper balcony, a door into the master bedroom,
a closet door and a door into the main hall.
Size alone is a challenge, not to mention working around all those doors.
That’s why it’s real important that I manage a little bit of self-control.
This is My Desk…
I love sitting down to a clean and organized space. (If only it looked this way all the time.)
My desk holds my office supplies, files, embellishments, my favorite inkpads, samples, photo albums,
computer and a whole lot of misc. It’s large a little over 6 feet with a built in bookcase.
I love this picture and had to get it the moment I saw it. (I found it at Homegoods)
Being a lover of the color red, I found the lamp on sale at Target for $20. It’s perfect for this spot.
(Next to that door is the door that leads into my master bedroom.)
In front of the patio door, I have a shelving unit which I bought from Ikea.
It holds a plethora of goodies. Ribbon, Big Shot, Metal Dies, Samples, Paintbrushes.
Next to the Ikea unit, I put my small black cabinet…a.k.a. my fabulous thrift store make-over,
that cabinet holds small paint bottles, tattered angel mists, misc. hardware pieces and more.
You can read about the cabinet make-over here.
Next to the bedroom door is my large red stamp rack that holds more embellishments than stamps.
It holds the stuff that I grab often.
I love old drawers, tiny baskets and jars.
What can I say… “I love Ribbon!”
Next to the red rack is my closet door. (kind of boring)
And…next to the closet is a set of cabinets that holds my go to cardstock rack and die cutting station.
I like closed door storage for the things I don’t access regularly.
Across from these cabinets are white storage cabinets.
In between is a super short hall leading to the main hallway. (I told you my workshop was small.)
My white storage cabinets are to the left of my desk. They store the bulk of my paper and stickers.
Because I work with several different manufacturers, I have them sorted by company.
Above my white storage cabinets is my inspiration board that holds some of my favorite family pictures.
I had to include it in the tour because it makes me happy.
And with that…I’m now back to my desk and that concludes the tour.
If you stand in the middle of the room you can spin and see everything. (only one at a time please)
SO…. one big question.
Did I inspire you to do a little purging of you own?