I can't believe I haven't showed you the before shots of my big studio clean up this summer. I'm leary to show you this because I don't want you to think I'm a crazy hoarder, because that's what it looks like. But there's a little hoarder in all of us crafty types, right?
This was one of those instances where the room got demolished in wedding prep last summer and just didn't get cleaned up after the wedding and then the room became a catch all. I seriously couldn't do anything in there! Ok I guess I'll just come clean...
So that may just look like the desk is covered, but here lets take a look behind the desk...
I swear I didn't get rid of a single thing in this room. That was all just stuff that never got put away or stuff I thrifted and didn't have a place to put it yet. In fact, I have three tubs of vintage sheets in the garage now that were part of that waist high pile in front of my sewing machine. It's really hard with this room because it is at the back of the house and I'm the only person that goes in there. If we need to clean the dining room, everything just gets shoved into the craft room and forgotten. There were a couple of boxes of things that didn't even belong in this room they just found their way there.
I can gladly tell you this won't happen again for a very long time. With the wedding I was working on at least 8 projects at once and supplies were taking over. I know this because I found all their remnants underneath the piles. Now I limit myself to two projects being out at once. If I finish or take a break, everything gets put away. It seems to be working so far. I'm also only thrifting things I can actually put to immediate use until I decide to sell some things off this winter.
Those of you with pristine studios or crafting areas: what do you do to keep it looking nice and clean?
Thank you for not judging me too much ;) oh and a big thank you to Levi for coming over and helping with the big clean up! The room looks soo wonderful now and I'm so much more inspired to work on non-crochet projects now that I have a big clean desk to work on!
Here's a nice and clean photo so you can see how much it transformed.