Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'll Never Let It Get This Way Again

Ever said those words? More than once? I'm guilty of it, reoccuringly it seems, even against the firmest resolve to keep things orderly. If it were possible to be ahead of schedule and on top of things 100% of the time, my house would be clutter-free. And that is the only scenario in which I can see it happening in my world. Here are "before" pics of my hobby room so you can get the full appalling effect of my current state.

It looks much worse in person. The blue table is supposed to be empty ~ it's my work surface. The mess is the result of a hurried frenzy to put away Christmas decor, wrap a few birthday presents, and design a store display, all in a span of a couple of days. No doubt, having some organizational systems in place cuts down on the magnitude and frequency of the mess. But there are those times when everything happens at once that make even the best laid plans fall short. And everything doesn't just stop to let me catch up and reorganize at a nice, leisurely pace. Oh, no, the ball just keeps rolling and picking up speed. It took me a full 8-hour day to de-clutter and reorganize my space to look like this again.




Ahhh. . . sweet tranquility. But for how long?! It is nice to have a dedicated room for keeping the mess contained, but don't ya know, a hobby room needs to be pretty too! I really don't think of myself as a disorganized person, but the frequency of this problem is disturbing. Maybe it's just an unavoidable part of life, or maybe I'm just a hopeless slob.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Oh ann! what a cute space:) I too struggle with the daily upkeep...creative minds are like that..so much to do so little time and the clutter just builds! xo

A Vintage Mood said...

That's a good way to look at it. Thanks Aim!

Stephenie said...

I just love your work space and those blue walls are so pretty.. Love the birdcage!
Stephenie

Shab-n-Chic said...

I won't even show you my junk table! I love that piece above the blue table holding pictures or notes. My husband has something like that on the side of the garage..might have to bring that baby inside! Ha!

maryboys said...

aww! don't worry - i honestly think it's a part of the cycle of creativity:) i really like your studio...and your new blog!

Guadalupe said...

What a lovely place to do the things you like !! I totally understand you. I MUST reorganize all my table at the end of the week, so I can feel free at the weekend! And so desorganize everything at home in order to create many new things. Nothing feels better than a day full of activities you like !
Loved your blog !!
Looking forward to see more and more!
Guada

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