In the days leading up to Christmas, I was on a bit of a crafting frenzy to finish things up before Christmas. Then, about 2 weeks later, I broke my tailbone. Needless to say, my craft area is a DISASTER. Capital D intended. OMG, I can't believe how disorganized it got!
I currently share my craft area with my husband. He has a TV in there, and his computer. His desk, the TV, and my desk take an entire wall up. We also share it with a large exercise machine we don't use, so it's on Craigslist right now. Then there are some more book shelves, and a bunch of JUNK.
We have two very large items on CL, though, and I am really hoping they sell fast, so we can get rid of them. If we do, I plan to try and talk him into re-organizing the layout of the room. It needs to be done better, for a chaos stand point.
Gotta get rid of the crap in there, and organize what is left a lot better. I also need to sort my books, and take a bunch into the local book swap store, because I'm almost out of credit there. Now, technically, I get full value of the book I trade in, and then I pay $.95 per book I buy, with the full value of the book being taken from the credit I have in the store. Only, last time I went in, I must have taken 15-20 books, and it was my first time. I left the store that day with 6 books, and yesterday with 4, and I don't have enough for another book right now. Bah. I have plenty to trade in, but seriously, one thing at a time.
I went in to DT today. I seriously, seriously need to stop doing that. I came out with some ideas and, of course, a handful of items. The majority of the trip was focused on cleaning supplies, and things to clean with- microfiber dishtowels, one of those dish scrubbers where you fill the handle with soap, etc. The kids are almost entirely in charge of dishes (man, I'm a meeeeean mom!), and they have this irritating habit of going through a full bottle of soap in about 2 weeks time. Way too fast. So, I showed them this, filled it, showed them how to use it, and told them to use that instead of adding soap. We'll see how that works.
Back to cleaning, organizing, and tossing old stuff away. I seriously have a huge problem with saving scraps. And when I say scraps, I don't mean something that will actually be large enough or long enough to make something. I mean tiny triangles of ribbon left over, or half an inch of fabric. I'm tossing all that today. Cathartic.
I took photos of my DT finds, and fully intended to post them to show you, so you could all ooh and aaah, and come up with your own ideas on what I plan to do with them. Only, the camera is all the way in the craft area, and if I go back in there, I may not find my way back out.
Wish me luck!