16 January 2013

Time to get organised...

Evening,

Well I believe I may have said this at the start of 2012, that I planned to sort out my craft space... and my whole house actually, well before Lily arrived. Unfortunately of that plan the only room that really got the full make over was the nursery, which used to be the junk/spare/storage room. But in doing so, the other spare bedroom has since taken on that role. Not quite as severely but definitely a horrible sight to see.

But I can ignore that room by pulling the door shut haha It's another room in the house that is more cringe worthy than any other... the scrap room/office. It is really really bad. I'm not exagerating. There are piles of stuff covering most of the floor, other than the path from the door to the computer and another to the guillotine/paper shelves. Otherwise, it is just horrible.

I'll admit I've always been prone to clutter and am a bit of a hoarder. But a lot of this is because of my excessive habit of acquiring new craft products or keeping anything that might be useful. I have sooooooo much patterned paper for example, yet can't help buying new sheets that take my fancy. I have gadgets for so many purposes. Embellishments that scatter across every corner of the room and just random scraps and mess all over the carpet. If we are entertaining, this door is definitely close off since its right off the kitchen/living area of our house lol

So with my plan to kick off Project Life (whenever my goodies arrive... last recorded leaving Auckland a couple of hours ago by courier), I have seen so many lovely Project Life organisation ideas. In theory that would be wonderful, but I simply do not have the space with things the way they are. And if I am waiting impatiently for my stuff to arrive, I might as well get a start on getting this room sorted once and for all. Last year I started by investing in an Ikea cube shelf and it has helped a little. There was a short time when the floor was mostly visible too... but it was a long time ago. I guess its time to tackle the worst job ever!!!

Here is some PL organisation stations for motivation:
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Something like this isn't possible with any clear desk space... and I certainly have no desk space. You will see what I mean below.

Here is what I'm facing (yes there is a desk under that):
Please don't judge me LOL
 Told you it was bad. Really bad!
As you can see, there are no OCD traits here. Sometimes I wish I was a little bit OCD when it came to organisation. But no... instead I create myself big messes that take much more effort to clean up than if I had been clean to start with. Oh well... time to get into it. Wish me luck! And if you don't hear form me soon, chances are I was buried alive in the mess...
 
 
 

6 comments:

Belinda Scott said...

lol I just through out 2 and a half bags of stuff just from the kids craft!!!! And will be doing mine soon. I wish u all the luck, been there and I think mine looked worse!!! :)

Alanna said...

Love Project Life set ups and albums and everything about them really...

No point me doing one atm though as it would just be photos of me and Sam all the time! Will definitely look more into it when we have kids! I do love some of their page protectors though, but the postage is a bit of a killer when I just want a couple LOL!

Can't wait to see the progress of your room - good luck!! :)

Kristal said...

Ialways love seeing you chaos.. I dont know why.. I guess becasue your honest about it and I guess casue it looks alot like my mess too haha!!! My whole house got to the point I would close the door and not let people come in and it wasnt "filfthy" just I have alot of stuff (definatley not worthy of the show Hoarders- it never got that far hahaa)I love stuff... I love my books.. my craft.. I liek to keep kids drawings and cards.. organisation and me.. HAHHAHAH laughable ! I also wish at times I was a bit OCD! In the end my desk got SO bad I did a seriosu declutter and gave away and sold alot of stuff that I knew I wouldnt use/had been sitting for way too long.. it helped HEAPS.. now tho as soon as I scrap..my desk is a nightmare!

Anne P said...

Face the fear, jump in. You never know what wonderful goodies are hiding under all that other stuff.

Jasmine S said...

I am hyperventilating and I will be over in 10 mins to help you.....
Do you know what is actually under all of that....lol.
Good luck, wishing you all the best and I will see you on the other side.....

Josie Dean said...

Hahaha Cracks me up! Why do we do this to ourself?? I normally have a tidy not clean but tidy workspace.. but lately it is crazy!

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