Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An evening of organization and hard labor


Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was debating what to do about the quantity of stuff in my craft room?  I finally reached a decision and after careful measuring and shopping, I purchased two sets of chrome shelves. The shelves are 36 inches wide each which was great as the closet was just over six feet wide.


A word about this closet - in addition to holding overflow scrap stuff it also holds the front door wreaths, some sewing odds and ends, as well as the fall and Easter decor.  Our builder was awesome in that he utilized the high ceilings in the house and installed two "over the hanging clothes" shelves.  He did this in every closet in the house which is awesome.  I measured the closet thoroughly and realized that a 54 inch shelves would be perfect.  Imagine my delight when I found 54 x 36 inch shelf units.  Two of the units fit perfectly under the two rows of existing shelves in the closet.  By adding these shelf units I now have six shelves ceiling to floor in the closet.


I did not touch the two upper shelves, but I did sort through the mess in the bottom.  I was able to put everything back into the closet in a more organized way, as well as add my scrap totes, Yudu machine, my old Expression machine and second cake machine (don't ask).  I now have plenty of space on my cubes for Imagine machine when it arrives.


If I find that I need more space still, I can always banish the holiday decor and door wreaths to the attic.  But in the meantime, I have cleared my desk and work space counters and have made it easier to get to everything in the closet.  An evening well spent!

6 comments:

Amy K said...

Organizing always makes me feel good. I love when everything is in it's proper place...it helps my creative mojo going! Great job!

Margie said...

Looks great, Sue! I did the same thing last night! Put tons of stuff onto the shelving in the closet and the Imagine will rule the large table!

Tammy said...

I'm so jealous! I have not gained a craft room yet. I have a space in the basement that I call my Craft Cave. Or sometimes, "The Studio" when I'm feeling fancy. But, it's really a cave.LOL Now that I don't have to share it anymore, I am looking forward to a fall/winter reorg of the cave. I think I may have to utilize your steel shelving idea. BTW, beautiful blog! I've been trying to make time to keep one up myself. It just seems to take me so LONG to do everything! I hope you don't mind my peeking in here.

Cher~ said...

I still don't know exactly where I'm going to put my Imagine, but I had better start figuring that out. I have shelves in my closet, but they definitely need to be reorganized. That will be my project this week for sure. Your stuff looks well organized and neat.

**Treefrog** said...

I finally get my space organized and all and now I have to re-arrange because "The Hubs" took the plunge and got me the Imagine! Not that I'm complaining that I have to re-arrange for a new toy, LOL! Love how you did your organization closet and love all your new Yudu creations (now THAT"S a big machine!) Great Job!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Cass said...

Doesn't it always make you feel so good after you get done organizing? It last until the next project for me, and then it's a mess again!