It’s actually kind of amazing to me how long it takes to clean stuff. I mean, not regular cleaning, although that is weirdly time consuming as well. I mean going through stuff. Boxes and boxes and (@#?*$(*^!@ boxes of STUFF. So. Much. Stuff.
All in the name of trying to actually fit in my workshop. Books have been thinned, projects have been finished in the simplest, fastest way, magazines have been recycled, fabric has been donated, shelves have been added. I don’t mind or anything, it’s kind of fun and it’s quite liberating to get rid of the excess. It’s just a much longer process than I had realized!!
The good news is that the more I keep working on it, the better it gets. I still have several boxes of stuff in here to deal with, but overall the room is not bad, not bad at all!! You remember that when I showed it to you the other day it was completely swamped with boxes, right?
Well, here’s what it looks like now:
Can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus? It’s so much better!
Here’s the other angle from last week:
And from today:
There’s still piles hiding in both corners at the bases of the bookshelves, and I still have many projects, but I am so happy with how far I’ve come.
I feel like I can finally see and appreciate the things in here, like my little yellow cabinet.
The fabric on the shelves really inspires me:
I’m pretending I don’t remember about the other 20-30 boxes of stuff in the someday-mudroom. So let’s not mention those, shall we?
The garden is calling me and I’ve been *mostly* successful at staying focused, although I’ve done a couple of things out there. I’ll tell you about those next.
Whew! Now, to stop patting myself on the back and get back to work.
What about you? Are you working inside or outside these days?