Currently I have a tiny break from looming deadlines and for the past 4 weeks since I’ve been back from PlyAway (which was a lot of fun) I’ve been getting a whole lot of nothing done. Remember not very long ago when I did that blog post about how I’m having a hard time planning? And then not very long after that I wrote about the book I was reading called Growing Gills? Well, I’m still in the ditch. I have a lot of things I’ve planned to do and a lot of things I should do and some things I think I want to do but ‘m not sure.
One thing that is bothering me is my “work” room. I put that in quotes because I never actually work in there because it’s a room that looks like it could be on the show Hoarders. But really, I need almost all of it. I just haven’t been able to figure out how to put everything in a place that makes sense and is easy to put back so it always is clean for a minute and then if I have to get ready to travel it just devolves into a giant heap again.
So, here are the before photos that are actually from February.
So, Miriam (do you know Miriam? If not, you should get to know her, or at least her work) told me to get some vacuum bags as a first step and put the fleeces in them. So I started to do that last week but the room was such a mess that I couldn’t even do it. So on Friday I took almost everything that was on the floor and moved it to the dining room. I forgot to take a picture of that nonsense when it was all out there.
That’s many of them. and I began putting some of the coned yarns in the spots that were freed up.
And I did take some of the books from the shelves that I haven’t looked at in years. I offered them to my Patrons first but I still have a lot left so I’ll probably see if the Library wants them for their sale. There are at least 40.
But I have a chair now and a place to roll around.
I still need to clear the desk off and there’s all that stuff still in the dining room….My goal is to have it all back together by Friday or Saturday.
After that I can put my computer in there and my journals and actually get some work done at the desk. And maybe I’ll get a fresh legal pad and write down everything that I should do, need to do, want to do and all the stuff that is stuck to my brain.
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Thanks for this post, Beth — it is very inspiring, particularly as my “workroom” looks a lot worse than your “before” pictures! 🙂 I try to compress most of my fleeces into plastic feed pails, but would love to hear more about the vacuum bags — how well they work, how much fleece they hold and sources for them.