Sunday, December 19, 2010

My 2 Year Journey... so far

Yes, I am definately a slacker when it comes to posting on my blog. I just went back and realized that 2 years ago was the beginning of this blog. And believe it or not, I am still working on that craft room. I guess I like to think I am a lot faster than I  Amazingly enough I have actually made some really good progress since I last posted. I have been pulling bins out of that back bedroom and scrubbing them down and getting them organized and labeled. All of my yarn and doll bins are now in the garage and I actually have a little space in the bedroom now. I have kind of looked through other bins and boxes and sorted them a bit too. My biggie is that one day last week I spent the whole day in the garage and got through every bin and box in there. I couldn't believe the things I found. I had one bin with Walmart bags full of brand new craft stuff that I never even took out of the bag. I guess way back then I was still buying craft stuff even though I never had time to I am glad I have it all now even though it is such a pain getting it all organized. And craft catalogs!! I'll bet I have tossed over 200 CATALOGS alone!! From the 90's to the present. Oh well. Sometimes I just have to shake my head and ask myself what the heck was I thinking keeping some of this stuff??

I am really liking the new setup in the craft room that I told you about in my last post. I have even done a couple of crafty projects and it works out perfect. Well, except I keep having to move stuff I am currently sorting through and working on putting That makes it hard but I like the setup itself better. I have decided that instead of taking my time and going through that bedroom a little at a time or waiting for someone to help me, I am going to clear it out. It is physically too hard for me to carry those bins and boxes from that bedroom all the way to the other end of the house to the craft room. When my grandsons drop by I can usually get them to bring a few out into the living room for me and once I get them clean and ready to go into the garage that is where they sit until someone else comes over that can move them for me again. I feel like I always have a mess in my house and I am pretty tired of it. Not to mention losing the use of a bedroom for 2 years on top of it in a small house to begin with.

SOOO, next Sunday I have recruited my family to come over and move all the boxes and bins out to the garage, where they will be right next to the craft room. Thus, why I got the garage all cleaned up this week. I told them for Christmas I just wanted a few hours of all their time to do this. I think this will help me as far as being able to get them in the craft room and gone through. AND it will contain the mess out there instead of having it strung from one end of the house to the other. I am kind of excited about it all actually. I still have a lot to do but hopefully this will make it a lot easier on me. I have always thought putting all of that in that bedroom was a mistake, but at the time we had already packed the garage full and there was just nowhere else to put it.

When I think about it I actually have come a long way in the last 2 years. When we emptied that room I had stuff stacked in every room in my house and even some out on the patio. The garage was full, that bedroom was full, my house was full to  Yes, I am a But I am better. I am purging. I have 4 boxes ready to donate right now and have taken a few trips already to drop off boxes. I have given stuff away and donated until I am blue in the face and I am positive there is going to be much much more going out the door one way or the other. If it doesn't have a home, or I can't find it one without cluttering up my house then it is gone. Not everything is craft supplies but the majority of it is. My rooms are all cleaned out except that back bedroom too!!

OK, I just wanted to let you all know I am still alive and Not very high with this arthritis but kicking none the less. I am going to be really busy this next couple of weeks with Christmas and moving all of this but am going to try to post more in the new year. I have some projects I have done I need to get posted too. You all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. good to know that you are alive and kicking! create something soon!