I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with ways to better organise and live with the itty bitty space which is my studio. At the moment it’s a complete disaster zone and I have to confess that it’s a complete write-off and I’ve been working from the kitchen as a result (+ because the air conditioner is still up there which makes the room unbearably cold). I literally spend almost 4 hours/week reorganising this space which I don’t think anyone can argue is completely the anathema of efficiency.
I thought the answer to my woes was to save up for a nice, shiney, chrome baker’s rack on which to neatly organise my fabric stash and books. As I work with fabric above and beyond everything else and I really need to have a direct view of all of the goodies available to me I feel that would be a great storage solution. That’s still an option, however I need something fast and it occurred to me today to simply shop from home (for free!) and switch up my storage system.
Here is the at-a-glance option I currently have, storing patterns, notions, magazines, beads, yarns, dremel stuff, trims and ribbons:
Since that picture was taken I’ve pared down a lot of my yarn stash and it now fits nicely into about 3 different containers. In the following picture you can see my current fabric stash storage: the beautiful hope chest my dad built for me years ago in the state it’s normally (and currently) in:
I know, it’s a complete disaster. I have no shame. But see what I mean? It drives me in-freakin’-sane.
Tomorrow I go up there and begin the transformation. If you don’t hear from me by Saturday, send the troops.